Lobbyist lists matched up with the names of White House visitors nearly 500 times.
One Charles Loveless who happens to lobby for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, appears to have visited the WH 32 times.
“A Rebecca Levin came to the White House 25 times, mostly in 2009 and early 2010, as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was kicking in. This Levin met with Brian Deese, deputy director of the National Economic Council, and Frank DiGiammarino, who was then the deputy to the special adviser to the president for recovery implementation.”
“A David L. Mallino had a small-group visit with the president, nine in small group meetings with staff and 15 visits in all. There is a David L. Mallino Sr. who lobbies for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He and his son, David L. Mallino Jr., work for the Laborers’ International Union of North America.”
“Michael Wessel, a name that shows up in the visitor logs for 19 visits, mostly intimate meetings with staff, also happens to be the same name as a lobbyist for the Communication Workers of America.”
“And how odd for the Service Employees International Union to employ four lobbyists with the same names — Christy Hoffman, Desiree Hoffman, Andrea Larue and Alan Lopatin — as four people who show up on the visitors log at least 10 times each.”
Keep reading at watchdog.org, it’s an eyeful..
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