Haley Barbour, the former Republican governor of Mississippi, speaks at the GE conference on ”American Competitiveness: What Works” in Washington, on February 13, 2012. Photo: Reuters
WASHINGTON: Haley Barbour, former Republican Party leader and Mississippi governor, has been hired by the Ukrainian government to lobby US politicians, according to documents filed this week.
The hiring of Barbour and his lobbying firm BGR Group comes at a time when US President-elect Donald Trump’s public embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin has increased worries in Washington that the new administration may side with Russia in the Ukrainian dispute.
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Source: The Himalayan Times