You may remember David Plouffe as the former Obama adviser who predicted Trump would lose to Hillary in a landslide. He just found himself in a world of trouble.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
Former Obama aide fined $90,000 for illegally lobbying Emanuel on Uber’s behalf
A former Uber senior executive who once served as Barack Obama’s campaign manager has been fined $90,000 by the Chicago Board of Ethics for illegally lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of the ride-sharing company.
The board voted 5-0 to find that David Plouffe violated city ethics rules by failing to register as a lobbyist after contacting Emanuel to help the company on regulations for picking up travelers at Chicago’s two airports.
Plouffe’s lobbying violation only became public after Emanuel in December released hundreds of personal emails related to public business under the pressure of two open records lawsuits alleging the mayor violated the state’s open records law.
Included was a message Plouffe sent to the mayor Nov. 20, 2015.
“Assume both of us thought the airport issue was settled and we would never have to discuss again, but unfortunately two significant new hurdles were introduced,” wrote Plouffe, the political strategist who managed Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and in 2015 was Uber’s senior vice president of policy and strategy. “Coming to you because of their severity that would prevent us from operating. We were all set to announce Monday we were beginning pickups.”
The media is largely ignoring this story for obvious reasons.
The most obvious ones being that he’s a Democrat and former Obama adviser.