Powerful Democrat's Aide Lobbying for Russian Propagandist's Family

  • 2019-03-08
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Powerful Democrat's Aide Lobbying for Russian Propagandist's Family
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As the head of the Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler wields tremendous power.

The New York Democrat leads the House of Representatives' investigation into Russia and President Trump. However, one of his campaign staffers is now representing a Russian national who ran one of his country's state-owned propaganda outlets. 

The Daily Caller's William Davis reports:
 

The report states the man’s name as Erza Fiedlander, who ran Nadler’s campaign outreach to the Orthodox Jewish community. Fiedlander is reportedly lobbying on behalf of the wife of Kirill Vyshinski, who is the director of RIA Novosti, a Russian propaganda outlet that was forced to register as a foreign agent in the United States last year.

Vyshinski was arrested in Ukraine last year, and is currently awaiting trial for alleged treason. The Ukranian government alleges that Vyshinski used his position to “illegally fomenting support for the Russian annexation of Crimea.”

The report states:
 

“Ezra Friedlander is a lobbyist and political consultant who runs outreach to the Orthodox Jewish community of behalf of New York Rep. Jerry Nadler’s campaign. He’s also a public-relations executive, and his newest client is the wife of Kirill Vyshinsky, the head of Russian media outlet RIA Novosti’s Ukrainian arm.”

 Source: AAN
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