Huawei hiring former Democratic super lobbyist Tony Podesta
By BETSY WOODRUFF SWAN and DANIEL LIPPMAN
23 July 2021
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.