Lobbyist or consultant

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January 31, 2012
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by Timothy J Taylor  
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"A 'lobbyist' is a person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest. A 'consultant' is a person who gives professional or expert advice. In this case, Newt Gingrich was in reality a consultant employed to give professional expert advice to Freddie Mac lobbyists in regard to how best to influence legislation on Capitol Hill on behalf and in favor of Freddie Mac. Lobbyist or consultant -- here it was manifestly a distinction without a difference." (01/31/12)

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