Saturday, May 6, 2017

NPR — Amid Presidential Access Questions, Former Trump Campaign Manager Quits Lobbying Firm


Corey Lewandowski, a former campaign manager of President Donald Trump, reportedly offered international clients of a lobbying firm that he cofounded access to Trump, the Vice President, and other White House officials.

It's an interesting story. As usual, one that asks more questions than it answers.

Here’s Robert Reich’s short summation of the story:

Another tale from the Trump swamp. Remember Corey Lewandowski? He’s Trump’s former campaign manager who after the election opened a lobbying firm just a block away from the White House. Lewandowski is back in the news because he’s resigning from his lobbying job after it was reported he offered international clients direct access to Trump.

In documents obtained by Politico, Lewandowski promised, “meetings with well-established figures,” including Trump, Pence, and “key members of the U.S. Administration.” And he hasn’t even registered as a lobbyist.

Government-ethics watchdog group Public Citizen has sent letters to the Department of Justice and congressional oversight committees calling for an investigation into whether he broke the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Trump’s Washington is getting swampier by the day.


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Amid Presidential Access Questions, Former Trump Campaign Manager Quits Lobbying Firm

By Rebekah Entralgo and Marilyn Geewax






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