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  • Lobbyist offers $25,000 reward for evidence of FBI wrongdoing

    02/08/2018 5:04:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/8/18 | Jeff Mordock
    A Washington, D.C. lawyer and lobbyist is offering $25,000 to any credible whistleblower willing to come forward with evidence of FBI wrongdoing in investigations related to the 2016 presidential election. Jack Burkman issued a statement Thursday announcing the reward. He has promised to keep the whistleblower’s identity anonymous. “Enough is enough, let’s settle this,” Burkman said in a news release. “America is facing too many issues at home and abroad to be preoccupied with infighting. If an issue exits, it’s critical to our society to fix it immediately.” Questions of political bias have engulfed both the FBI’s probe into Hillary...
  • Exclusive: DOJ let Russian lawyer into US before she met with Trump team

    07/12/2017 8:40:06 PM PDT · by kevao · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Solomon and Jonathan Easley
    The Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump’s inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by the Justice Department under “extraordinary circumstances” before she embarked on a lobbying campaign last year that ensnared the president’s eldest son, members of Congress, journalists and State Department officials, according to court and Justice Department documents and interviews.
  • Evacuate K Street

    04/28/2017 6:29:22 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-28-17 | MOTUS
    The Media – who during the Obama years never encountered any deficit spending they didn’t like - are now suddenly concerned that Trump’s “tax cut for the rich”  is not being offset by spending cuts. I wonder how nouveau riche ex-president Barry feels about the proposed cut. Given that he’s already established his starter speaking fee at $400k a pop, Even as President Obama faced criticism for getting $400,000 for a speech to a Wall Street bank, he pocketed the same amount of money for a second speech, The Post has learned. Obama made another $400,000 on Thursday when he...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dem Super-Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russian Bank

    03/07/2017 4:59:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 6, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
  • Michael Flynn filed with the DOJ as a foreign lobbyist

    03/09/2017 4:39:14 PM PST · by map · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 9, 2017 | Foxnews
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  • Press coverage of Trump in first month of office: 88 percent ‘hostile,’ says new study

    03/02/2017 9:16:15 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2017 | Jennifer Harper
    There was no press honeymoon for President Trump during his first month in office. A meticulous new study by the Media Research Center finds that 88 percent of the broadcast news coverage of Mr. Trump and his team was “hostile” during the first 30 days of office. The coverage was intense and plentiful. The study, which analyzed both tone and content for evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS, found that the “Big Three” networks produced 16 hours of coverage on the new president and his staff. That is over half — 54 percent — of their total coverage for...
  • Jeb Bush joins up with lobbying firm

    12/06/2016 12:24:19 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 6, 2016 | By Steven Lemongello
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will act as a consultant for the lobbying firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, the firm announced Monday. The firm, which has offices in Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale and four other Florida cities as well as in New York, Washington and Philadelphia, lobbies governments on behalf of industries including finance, health care, energy and education - a particular interest of Bush, a longtime vouchers and charter school proponent. Bush will act as a "strategic consultant" to the firm and its clients through his own consulting firm, Jeb Bush & Associates. "This move adds to our firm’s distinguished...
  • “Getting Things Done” – Brother of Clinton Campaign Chair is Major Lobbyist for Saudi Arabia

    09/12/2016 7:50:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 19 April 2016 | Michael Krieger
    encourage international investment. The Podesta Group is the key firm in question for the purposes of this article. So what is the Podesta Group? From the firm’s website we learn that: The Podesta Group is a top-ranked bipartisan team of tested global advocacy and strategic communications specialists. With that out of the way, who runs the show at the Podesta Group? Well that would be none other than Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chair, John Podesta. Here’s a description of Tony Podesta from the firm’s site: Many people in Washington can tell you what just happened to...
  • John Kerry, the Islamic Republic’s New Lobbyist

    06/01/2016 10:13:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | June 2, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Iran, the nation that has built a well-deserved reputation as the world’s premier state-sponsor of terrorism has a new lobbyist and he is none other than U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Since the Obama administration inked the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in January, Kerry has been busying himself with ensuring that European banks start doing business with the Iranians. Yes, you read that correctly. Not only has the United States and its European allies agreed to lift sanctions against the Islamic Republic, the administration is now encouraging the private banking sector to do the same. It appears however,...
  • Puerto Rico...Who Is Susheel Kirpalani?

    05/23/2016 8:39:09 AM PDT · by K Street Eyes
    Daily Surge ^ | K Street Eyes
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  • For His Unconventional Campaign, Donald Trump Looks to an Unorthodox Manager (Corey Lewandowki)

    03/29/2016 9:44:02 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    He was a lobbyist who represented one client who sought funds from the federal stimulus program and then another, a group backed by the Koch brothers, who opposed it. He was a political operative who once debated a cardboard cutout of the Democratic governor of New Hampshire to protest tax rates. And he was a congressional aide who was arrested after he brought a gun to work, then sued when he did not get it back. Perhaps not surprisingly, the campaign manager for Donald J. Trump’s unorthodox bid for president, Corey Lewandowski, a 40­year­old New Hampshire resident, does not have...
  • The Daily 202: A Ted Cruz win in Iowa could kill the ethanol mandate

    12/29/2015 6:53:39 AM PST · by Isara · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 29, 2015 | James Hohmann
    - Every Republican who has won the Iowa caucuses since 1980 has strongly backed ethanol....- Enter Ted Cruz. Insiders agree the Texas senator is the current frontrunner going into the Feb. 1 caucuses. He's been unabashedly critical of federal support for ethanol, including the RFS, which he sees as market-distorting corporate welfare.- Recognizing he poses an existential threat to the special benefits it receives from the government, the corn lobby is going all in to stop Cruz in Iowa.....- But what if they aren't able to stop him?- Here's the bottom line: If Cruz wins Iowa, it could become untenable...
  • Hillary Clinton's rogue agenda: Why Sid Blumenthal matters

    10/31/2015 7:37:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    ny post ^ | oct 31, 2015 | Micah Morrison
    After the media inexplicably dubbed Hillary Rodham Clinton the “winner” of the Benghazi hearings, her apologists dismissed a line of questioning into her unofficial adviser, Sidney Blumenthal. So he was sending her e-mail offering advice on Libya and other matters of state. In the immortal words of Clinton at an earlier Benghazi hearing, “What difference does it make?”
  • Unreal – Paul Ryan Announces Chamber of Commerce Lobbyist Will Be His Chief of Staff…

    10/25/2015 3:34:02 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 172 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/25/15 | Sundance
    With this announcement representative Paul Ryan is openly announcing his intention to destroy the conservative elements within the republican party. And yet again, its doubtful anyone will try to stop him. The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, recently announced his intentions to eliminate opposition to their progressive big government positions and destroy fiscal conservatives (Tea Party). Tom Donohue demands: ♦ approval of the TPP trade deal, ♦ continuation of ObamaCare, ♦ comprehensive immigration reform to include amnesty, and ♦ federal education Common Core education standards. Previously we explained how deep the tentacles of the CoC reach...
  • Meet Obama's Kissingers

    06/06/2014 8:35:31 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2014 | Kimberley Strassel
    If the Bergdahl uproar feels creepily reminiscent of the Benghazi uproar, or the Syrian "red line" uproar, or the choose-your-own- Obama -foreign-adventure uproar, it's because they all have a common denominator. This is what happens when political hacks formally take over foreign policy. It's the "formal" point that bears some meditation. Barack Obama isn't the first president to make foreign-policy decisions on the basis of domestic political calculations. He does, however, win the distinction of being the first president to utterly disregard—to treat with contempt—the institutions and procedures that were designed to help the commander in chief insulate the serious...
  • No more revolving door? Former head of Obamacare is now top insurance industry lobbyist

    07/16/2015 4:54:26 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/15/2015 | John Merline
    Where do you go after you've overseen the massively botched launch of the still unfinished ObamaCare website and were caught wildly exaggerating the number of people enrolled in ObamaCare plans? Why, you get a job as head of the insurance industry's top trade group, of course. Welcome to the revolving door — Washington, D.C., style.
  • Lobbyist, lawmaker engage in war of words over prevailing wage

    07/09/2015 5:30:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-9-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — Before prevailing wage reform supporters celebrated a big win in the state Senate on Tuesday, the prevailing war of words between a state lawmaker and a key lobbyist heated up. In a letter obtained by Wisconsin Watchdog, former Republican Assembly speaker and prevailing wage defender John Gard informs state Rep. Bob Gannon, R-Slinger, he wants to “set the record straight” about an accusatory email Gannon sent members of the media and others last week. A story in Right Wisconsin suggests Gard had been given “privileged access” to Republican members of the Legislature before the Assembly Republican caucus....
  • State Department Officials Pass Through Revolving Door, Lobby for Passage of TPP

    05/27/2015 12:45:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 6 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 27 May 2015 | Sam Knight
    While Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is refusing to reveal her position on the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, other former State Department officials are actively supporting the agreement. They’re just not bothering to reveal their conflicts of interest. More than 30 former State Department officials, envoys, military officers and White House national security advisers who served under both Republican and Democratic presidents signed a letter last month calling the trade agreement “a defining test for American political and economic leadership in the Asia-Pacific region” and urging members of Congress to give President Obama “fast-track” authority to speed its passage.Though the...
  • Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill

    05/27/2015 11:34:40 AM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 27 May 2015 | C Robert Gibson and Taylor Channing
    Critics of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership are unlikely to be silenced by an analysis of the flood of money it took to push the pact over its latest hurdle A decade in the making, the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is reaching its climax and as Congress hotly debates the biggest trade deal in a generation, its backers have turned on the cash spigot in the hopes of getting it passed.“We’re very much in the endgame,” US trade representative Michael Froman told reporters over the weekend at a meeting of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on the resort island of...

    04/01/2015 8:25:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    The Hillary Clinton confidant who was caught running a clandestine intelligence service for her may have also illegally lobbied for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ally in the nation of Georgia. According to a Gawker report, Sidney Blumenthal, the top Clinton confidant, and “another former official from Bill Clinton’s administration were secretly lobbying the secretary of state on behalf of a billionaire in the former Soviet state of Georgia who was seeking closer ties with Putin’s Russia—seemingly in violation of a federal law designed to prevent foreign powers from covertly wielding influence within the United States.” Blumenthal “passed along a note...