Posted originally on the conservative tree house on July 23, 2021 | Sundance | 119 Comments
China’s Huawei Tech was black-listed by President Trump’s administration due to the inherent national security risk from Chinese spyware being installed in the operating hardware of their cell phone technology. The Biden administration has maintained that status.
However, despite the ban Hauwei ramped up lobbyist spending in the second quarter of this year. [Bloomberg] “Huawei spent $1.06 million in the second quarter of 2021, up from $180,000 in the first quarter this year, according to disclosures filed Tuesday. The company listed broadband and infrastructure bills as specific interests, as well as trade and a digital privacy measure.”
Today Politico is revealing that Tony Podesta, the infamous Democrat lobbyist who organized the money laundering system for the Clinton Foundation, has been hired as a lobbyist by Hauwei.
POLITICO – Huawei is hiring Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta as a consultant, according to two people familiar with the matter. Podesta will aim to help the controversial Chinese telecom giant warm relations with the Biden administration.
Podesta will work to advance a variety of the company’s goals in Washington, according to one of the people. He declined to comment. A spokesperson for Huawei also declined to comment. (read more)
The suspicious cats remain, well, suspicious…