By Julian Pecquet – ForeignLobby.com –
Editors Note: Below is a brief excerpt from the article related to Egypt.
Egypt: Brownstein Hyatt has added former US senator and Anchorage mayor Mark Begich (D-Alaska) to its new $65,000-a-month account with the Embassy of Egypt. Begich served in the Senate from 2009 to 2015, during the Barack Obama–Joe Biden administration. Cairo is scrambling to build ties to Democrats following the defeat of the President Donald Trump, who reportedly called President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi “my favorite dictator” and shielded Cairo from repercussions over its human-rights record while siding with Egypt in its dispute with Ethiopia over the latter’s new Nile dam.
Others on the account include Nadeam Elshami, the former chief of staff to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), as well as former House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.). The other six people on the account are:
- Veteran Republican lobbyist and Washington office manager Marc Lampkin;
- Democratic fundraiser Alfred Mottur;
- Policy director Douglas Maguire;
- Attorney David Cohen, a former deputy director for Policy and Government Affairs with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC);
- Policy adviser Martha Burke; and
- Policy assistant Charlotte Carstens.
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