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Former Kasich adviser takes $350G job lobbying for Russia, registers as foreign agent: report


Added 05-16-19 02:29:02am EST - “A former campaign adviser for John Kasich registered as a foreign agent to lobby against sanctions on Russia despite being a long-time critic of the Kremlin for interfering in U.S. politics, claiming he chose to work for the foreign…” - Foxnews.com

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The Ohio governor speaks out on 'Fox News Sunday' on his timeline for making a decision to challenge President Trump.

A former campaign adviser for John Kasich has registered as a foreign agent to lobby against sanctions on Russia despite being a long-time critic of the Kremlin for interfering in U.S. politics, according to a report.

John Weaver was the top strategist on the 2016 presidential campaign of Kasich, the Republican former governor of Ohio who has frequently been at odds with President Trump. Weaver claims he accepted a six-month contract worth $350,000, plus expenses, to work for the foreign power because he wanted to defend America against what he described as Trump's “dangerous” policies.

The former Kasich aide signed a contract last month to lobby Congress and the Trump administration on behalf of Tenam Corp., a subsidiary of the Rosatom, the Russian state-owned nuclear energy company, Politico reported.

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