World Deripaska Russia lobbying Manafort WikiLeaks Julian Assange An American lobbyist who worked for a Russian oligarch connected to Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at least nine times last year, according to reports. Adam Waldman, a Washington lobbyist who worked with Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska for almost a decade, met with Assange in his hideout in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London more than almost anyone else last year, according to meeting records seen by The Guardian. The WikiLeaks founder, an Australian national, has been staying in the Ecuadorean Embassy since 2012 in order to avoid extradition to the U.S. He is wanted under the U.S. Espionage Act for having leaked classified government documents through his organization WikiLeaks. It is unclear what Waldman discussed with Assange or if their meetings were connected to Waldman’s work with Deripaska. Text messages between Waldman and a … [Read more...] about Julian Assange Met Repeatedly With Lobbyist for Russian Oligarch Linked to Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager
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Direct email campaigns, if done right, are a great source of new leads and new business. This type of legal marketing is very cost effective for firms, practice groups and individual attorneys, particularly when concerns around spamming or potential problems with state bar associations are addressed up front. Here’s how to proceed: Don’t ever try to sell something in your email messages. Promoting and selling are very different things.Give away GREAT information that your target audience can use sooner rather than later.Make sure the information meets the needs of a very specific audience.Ensure that your message does not violate any state bar association guidelines.Write a thoughtful subject line that promises something and then fulfill that promise. Make sure contact information is included and easy for the reader to find.Don’t overwrite the subject with too many message points. Leave room for them to come back to you with … [Read more...] about Don’t Forget Direct Email Campaigns In Your Legal Marketing Planning
Robby Mook, the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, made an…interesting appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper. During the segment, Tapper steered the conversation towards the latest FBI document dump on their investigation into Clinton’s private email serve scandal, which happened on Friday evening. Mook refused to give a straight answer to the question, trying to deflect and change the subject to the FBI’s determination in the investigation and alleged misdeeds by House Republicans with access to the complete, unredacted, classified versions of the documents.Specifically, what happened was that Tapper asked about a section on pages 16-17 about an I.T. contractor’s “December 12. 2014 work ticket referencing email retention changes and archive/email cleanup” where “[REDACTED] stated his reference in the email to ..the Hilary [sic] coverup [sic] operation.” The unnamed contractor told … [Read more...] about Clinton Campaign Manager Dodges Question About ‘Hillary Cover-Up’ Note In FBI Docs
Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, says the president-elect will not pursue criminal investigations of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server or of her family foundation’s financial operations.Conway spoke about the decision Tuesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, report the Washington Post, the New York Times and CNN.“I think when the president-elect, who’s also the head of your party, tells you before he’s even inaugurated that he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content” to Republicans, she said.“Look, I think he’s thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign are not among them. … If Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that’s a good thing.”During the second debate, Trump had pledged to instruct his attorney general to appoint a special … [Read more...] about Trump won’t investigate Hillary Clinton, his campaign manager says
Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday refused to rule out the prosecution of Hillary Clinton for using a private server to send emails, though Conway did say the president-elect is seeking to unify the country.Will there be a prosecution? And could President Obama pardon Clinton in advance of any prosecution? Politico and the Washington Post consider the possibilities.During the Oct. 9 debate, Trump said he would seek a special prosecutor to look into Clinton’s situation. At Trump rallies, “Lock her up,” has been a frequent refrain.Conway said in a TV appearance Wednesday on MSNBC that “we haven’t discussed [prosecution] in recent days, and I think that it’s all in due time,” report Reuters and MassLive.com. She made similar comments in other TV appearances.Obama could head off a prosecution. Experts told Politico that Obama could pardon Clinton for any federal offenses she may have committed, even if she … [Read more...] about Trump campaign manager doesn’t rule out a Clinton prosecution; is an advance pardon possible?