A former adviser to John Kasich who has frequently pushed the narrative of the 2016 election Russia conspiracy named John Weaver has now gone to work as a lobbyist for Russia.
You couldn’t make this up.
FOX News reports:
Former Kasich adviser takes $350G job lobbying for Russia, registers as foreign agent: report
A former campaign adviser for John Kasich has registered as a foreign agent to lobby against sanctions on Russia despite being a long-time critic of the Kremlin for interfering in U.S. politics, according to a report.
John Weaver was the top strategist on the 2016 presidential campaign of Kasich, the Republican former governor of Ohio who has frequently been at odds with President Trump. Weaver claims he accepted a six-month contract worth $350,000, plus expenses, to work for the foreign power because he wanted to defend America against what he described as Trump’s “dangerous” policies.
The former Kasich aide signed a contract last month to lobby Congress and the Trump administration on behalf of Tenam Corp., a subsidiary of the Rosatom, the Russian state-owned nuclear energy company, Politico reported.
News of Weaver’s new job prompted backlash on social media, as the strategist had spent most of his career criticizing the Kremlin, most recently for its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Check out some of the Twitter reactions to this news:
You have got to be kidding me. This pathetic hack spent the last two years accusing everyone to his right of being a secret Russian agent, and now he’s the one getting paid by corrupt Russians? https://t.co/OjipPbCpgQ
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 16, 2019
John Weaver — an adviser to a possible Trump primary challenger and one of the most vocal anti-Trump voices among Republican strategists — is now lobbying against sanctions on Russia. Huh? https://t.co/KuQi1m0PXJ
— Henry J. Gomez (@HenryJGomez) May 16, 2019
This is the same @jwgop who spent the past two years attacking Putin, “Putin worshippers”, referring to Putin as Trump’s “handler”, accusing Putin of murdering journalists, etc etc.
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) May 16, 2019
You don’t get a chance to see hypocrisy on this level every day.