Chinese tech giant Huawei paid longtime Democrat lobbyist Tony Podesta $500,000 from July to September to lobby the White House, according to a recent government lobbying disclosure report. It’s not clear what policies Podesta lobbied on or whom he might have contacted at the White House. According to the disclosure form, it stated that lobbying was for “issues related to telecommunication services and impacted trade issues.” Huawei hired Podesta in July. The disclosure comes at a time when the Biden administration is under close scrutiny for its policies toward Huawei. More importantly, the revelation came less than a month after the company’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was allowed to return to China after the Department of Justice inked a deal with her. Huawei was founded by Meng’s father Ren Zhengfei, who was a former Chinese military official. In May 2019, the tech company was put on a trade blacklist …


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