Huawei Hires Trump Connected Lobbyist To Focus On Administration

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by Stockolio, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. The Plot Thickens!!!

    Huawei Technologies Inc. has hired a lobbyist with deep ties to Republican leadership as the Chinese telecom giant finds itself increasingly mired in President Donald Trump’s trade war with Beijing.

    The company hired Michael Esposito, according to a disclosure filed with the U.S. Senate. He describes himself as a member of Trump Victory, the joint fundraising committee that includes the president’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee. He is also an adviser to RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, according to the website of his firm, Federal Advocates.

    Huawei has seen a dramatic slowdown in sales growth as it deals with the U.S. campaign. Esposito’s lobbying, which began at the end of July, will focus on "Telecommunications issues before the administration," the filing says.

    The company, which had all but shut down its Washington lobbying operation at the end of 2018, recently hired lobbyists at Sidley Austin LLP, which is also representing Huawei in multiple lawsuits, as well as Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Jones Day, which has Trump ties.
  2. Well theyre desperate. Hope this doesnt work for them.
  3. clacy


    Trump will laugh at the Huawei lobbyists.

    Lobbyist playbooks work with normal politicians, but Trump doesn’t need their money.
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  4. Here4money


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