Law Firm's Lobbying Dogs Giuliani

Company pushed law Bush opposed on anti-terror grounds
By Lucas Laursen,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2007 1:49 PM CST
Republican presidential hopeful and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Rudy Giuliani's law firm lobbied Congress last year in favor of a law the White House said would undermine the war on terror, the New York Times reports. The firm represented Ethiopian political parties pushing for legislation to withhold American aid if their government doesn't share power. The administration supports the Ethiopian government as an ally against terrorism and considers the legislation detrimental to that effort.

“Not everything we did on behalf of the client was 100% consistent with US foreign policy," said a lobbyist for the firm, Bracewell & Giuliani. The candidate wasn't involved, but the firm used his name to get the job. "He is a good friend of the president and he might have some influence on the State Department,” said a spokesman for the client. Giuliani is the only GOP candidate who remains involved in business.