Friday, May 16, 2008

John McCain's Lobbyist Ties to Dictators

From a Center for Public Integrity report released earlier this week:

While Republican John McCain has severed ties with two campaign advisers who lobbied for the military junta in Myanmar, connections between his staffers and oppressive foreign regimes still exist and date back more than a decade.

Charlie Black, whose lobbying firm represented human rights abusers in the Philippines and Nigeria, continues to serve McCain as a senior adviser. Rick Davis, McCain’s campaign manager, and Paul Manafort, a Republican strategist, are co-owners of Davis Manafort Inc., a public relations firm that, according to The Wall Street Journal, worked for a Ukrainian political party backed by Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

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Matt Parker said...

You know CISPES recieved a letter from the DoJ saying they need to register as an agent of a foreign power, despite the fact that they recieve no money and are not directed or controlled by the FMLN.

So why hasn't Black been asked to register as an agent of a foreign power????