John Weaver, a lead strategist on previous Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s 2016 presidential marketing campaign, designs to lobby versus Russian sanctions.
Weaver has registered as a international agent and will lobby on behalf of the Tenam Company which is a subsidiary of a nuclear energy enterprise that is owned by the Russian governing administration, Politico claimed Wednesday.
He will endeavor to influence Congress and the Trump administration on “sanctions or other limitations in the space of atomic (nuclear) energy, trade or cooperation involving in any way the Russian Federation,” Politico described, citing a disclosure submitting.
The information outlet noted that he gained a 6-month, $350,000 deal, but it is not apparent what particular sanctions he will foyer from.
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Tenam President Fletcher Newton advised Politico that Weaver was hired to battle legislation that would induce complications in purchasing Russian nuclear gas.
Weaver will “work with Congress and, ideally, make absolutely sure they really don’t arrive up with a little something vis-a-vis Russia that finishes up hurting the United States,” Newton mentioned.
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