Top members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said a lobbyist attempted to stop them from questioning a witness Tuesday.
The veteran corporate “consultant” and former White House communications director, Anita Dunn, is one of the closest advisers to the president’s reelection campaign, the New York Times reported over the weekend.
Big Bird’s lobbyist is a thoroughgoing Washington insider, with extensive government connections extending back many years—and now he’s trying to keep Big Bird’s nest lined as federal funding for public broadcasting has come under scrutiny.
A lobbyist and Obama Super Pac donor who has had numerous meetings at the White House has represented green energy concerns that have secured millions of government dollars—including the failed solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra.
National Security Adviser Tom Donilon collected more than $148,000 in pension payments from bailed out mortgage giant Fannie Mae in 2011, on top of his White House salary of $172,200, according to a Free Beacon analysis of White House personal financial disclosure forms.
A top campaign contributor to former Rep. Ron Klein (D-Fla.)—the Obama bundler who once registered, then deregistered, and now “never” registered as a lobbyist for Spirit Airlines—won stimulus grants and contracts worth nearly $18.5 million, White House records show.