Is this bad? It sounds bad. A great catch from The Daily Beast’s Lachlan Markay: “Embattled Chinese telco Huawei has hired a new lobbyist: Jones Day’s Samir Jain, formerly the Obama National Security Council’s director of cybersecurity policy
Embattled Chinese telco Huawei has hired a new lobbyist: Jones Day's Samir Jain, formerly the Obama National Security Council's director of cybersecurity policy https://t.co/1fSPmF0BgF pic.twitter.com/SWqSnuzY67
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) April 8, 2019
SWAMP STATUS: NOT DRAINED.
Obama’s National Security Council’s Director of cyber security is now the lobbyist for China’s telecom which is a cyber security threat to 🇺🇸…awesome…🤦♂️ https://t.co/mSs0Wl5g15
— Scott Taylor (@Scotttaylorva) April 8, 2019
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) April 9, 2019
Quite the client https://t.co/e2juabmwaK
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) April 9, 2019
You know, there are ways to clean this up if either party were interested in it:
Retired US military officers are not allowed to work for foreign govts without forfeiting pensions and risking all kinds of severe legal penalties.
Why doesn't the same standard and logic apply to former high ranking nat sec officials — at least with adversarial powers? https://t.co/BScIDP0U0u
— Molly McKew (@MollyMcKew) April 9, 2019