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A former campaign consultant for John Kasich has registered as a foreign agent to lobby against sanctions against Russia, although a long-time Kremlin critic, for the interference in US policy, according to a report.
John Weaver was the top strategist on the 2016 presidential campaign by Kasich, the Republican Ex-Governor of Ohio, is often in conflict with President Trump. Weber 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” policy.
The former Kasich aide reported signed a contract last month to lobby Congress and the trump administration in the order of Tenam Corp., a subsidiary of Rosatom, the Russian state-owned nuclear energy company, Politically.
News of Weber’s new job prompted a counter-reaction to the social media, the strategist, had spent most of his career, criticism of the Kremlin, most recently for his intervention in the US presidential election in 2016.
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“You gotta be kidding me. This pathetic hack for the last two years he spent accused of all, to his right, a secret Russian agent, and now he’s paid the one, the corrupt Russians?” Sean Davis, co-founder of the Federalist, a conservative web site, wrote Wednesday on Twitter.
But Weaver defended his new appearance in a long series of tweets late Wednesday. He claimed that he began working for Russia, because he feared that Trump is the “go-it-alone” policy of U.S. national security interests, the US economy and the world market would be at risk.
“I know this is counter-intuitive. Man bites dog. How could do a Putin critic, someone who deserves to be with a single digit (and good) trump-enemy-list#?” Weaver wrote. “The world is black and white, good and evil, right?”
“This was not an easy call. I have fought against the Russian attack on our democracy in front of almost everyone’s attention,” Weber continued. “We can’t be unstable the world is a dangerous economy, in order to feel good about taking on trump.”
Weber lobby on “sanctions or other restrictions in the area of atomic (nuclear) energy, trade or cooperation in any way in the Russian Federation”, according to a disclosure filing.
Although the contract does not specify what sanctions Weaver was hired to lobby directed against the analysts of “uranium” on Twitter on Wednesday.
Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., and Bob Menendez, D-N. J., both proposed a bill in February that limited the amount of uranium that could be imported from Russia beginning in the year 2021, as well as other sanctions. The legislation has not made it out of the Committee, Politico reported.
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“Time is of the essence in the agreement,” the contract States, according to a copy filed with the Ministry of justice. The document contains an option to extend past six months if necessary.
Weaver’s former boss Kasich, is also a longtime critic of the President. The former Governor said on “Fox News Sunday” in December that he was “thinking actively” demanding President trump in the 2020 Republican primaries.
Kasich would weld together with the former Massachusetts Gov. Bill and current Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan as a Republican challenging Trump’s 2020 bid. Kasich continued his 2016 presidential run in may of the year after winning only his home state of Ohio, are lagging far behind the trump card in all of the major polls.
Fox News, Gregg Re, and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.