Written by Staff Writer | October 29, 2019
A bombshell report on Tuesday written by The Federalist’s journalist Sean Davis reports that the lead man in charge of a large super PAC supporting Joe Biden is a registered foreign agent.
Sean Davis reports:
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has a brand new Super PAC in his corner, and it’s being run by a registered foreign agent for the government of Azerbaijan. Larry Rasky, a lobbyist who previously worked as a top campaign operative for Biden, is listed as the treasurer of the PAC, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
“A former Joe Biden aide has filed paperwork to form a super PAC, called Unite the Country, that is set to boost the former vice president with millions of dollars in spending in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary,” Politico reported on Tuesday.
Records filed with the Department of Justice show that Rasky is also a registered foreign agent lobbying on behalf of the government of Azerbaijan. The records, which were filed pursuant to the Foreign Agent Registration Act, show that Rasky was hired by the Azerbaijani government on April 23, 2019. Federal documents signed by Rasky show that he reports directly to Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan’s ambassador to the United States.
Azerbaijan is not the only foreign entity that Rasky has recently represented. He and his firm also lobbied on behalf of a Bangladeshi political party through January of 2019.
According to the report Rasky earns about $15,000 per month.
Democrats have always criticized Super PACs because they are independent political committees that allow unlimited donations, despite the fact that any contact with a campaign is restricted.
What’s more interesting is that the Super PAC seemed to appear at just the right time. The Politico reported in an articled titled “Biden Throws His Campaign A Lifeline” that the super PAC came at an important time for Biden giving his campaign the resources they needed to continue in the race. Politico says that Rasky is a “longtime Biden friend who worked on Biden’s 1988 and 2008 presidential bids.” Of course, Politico left out Rasky’s work as an agent for the Azerbaijani government.
This is also a major flip-flop for Biden who originally pledged that he would not use a super PAC.