Skip to comments.Hey John Podesta, meet your Egyptian lobbyist brother Tony
Posted on 01/30/2011 12:52:29 PM PST by opentalk
A blog hosted by the Center for American Progress, headed by top Obama ally John Podesta, is blasting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its tangential ties to the Egyptian government while ignoring the extensive lobbying activities of Johns brother Tony Podesta for the Egyptian government.
There is at least one powerful, multinational entity that has continually stood by Mubarak and the Egyptian elite and has continually fought efforts to democratize the country, says the blog post, weaving a complicated tale of the Chambers Egypt affiliate lobbying on behalf of the Mubarak regime.
The problem is: Mubaraks top Washington ally is not the U.S. Chamber, but Tony Podesta, Bob Livingston and Toby Moffett, a trio of K Street heavy-hitters who are paid $1.7 million a year to represent the Egyptian government.
In fact, John Podesta even co-founded the Podesta Group lobbying firm doing extensive lobbying work for Egypt.
Center for American Progress makes no mention of this fact on its blog today.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Geez if you go to the original story that Daily Caller is writing about... you need a shower.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.