First, Obama offered that there is “no short-cut to democracy” and that he could not utilize executive orders to bypass Congress.
It has allowed the project to bypass normal due diligence and environmental impact assessments.
He wants to stay in touch with the advisors and friends who can bypass the gatekeepers.
1823, "to pass by" (implied in bypassed), from bypass (n.). From 1928 as "to go around, avoid;" figurative use from 1941. Related: Bypassed; bypassing.
bypass by·pass (bī'pās')
A passage created surgically to divert the flow of blood or other bodily fluid or to circumvent an obstructed or diseased organ.
A surgical procedure to create such a channel.