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Mon Sep 30, 2019, 10:51 AM

New Details Emerge on Ukraine's Trump Admin Lobbying Blitz

Source: Daily Beast

Lobbyists representing then-Ukrainian President-Elect Volodymyr Zelensky met or corresponded with ten Trump administration officials in the days surrounding Zelenskyís April election, according to foreign agent filings with the Department of Justice.

Those contacts, which occurred throughout April, coincided with an effort by President Trump and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani to press for additional scrutiny of former vice president Joe Bidenís sonís business dealings in Ukraine, efforts that are now at the center of an impeachment inquiry into the president.

The FARA filing shows extensive efforts by the new Ukrainian presidentís team to open up channels of communication with the Trump administration and arrange an official delegation to Kiev. According to an intelligence community whistleblower, Trump was reluctant to permit high-level engagement with Zelensky before the Ukrainian president acceded to requests for a new investigation into Bidenís youngest son Hunter, who formerly sat on the board of a large Ukrainian energy company.

In the weeks between a Ukrainian election that winnowed the presidential field to two and the subsequent runoff that saw Zelensky unseat the incumbent president, his campaign hired Signal Group Consulting to advance its interests in Washington, Foreign Agents Registration Act filings show.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/new-details-emerge-on-ukraines-trump-admin-lobbying-blitz/

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brooklynite Sep 30 OP
Wellstone ruled Sep 30 #1

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Mon Sep 30, 2019, 11:11 AM

1. Interesting Lobby Shop.

Appears to be another K street all White run lobbying group.

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