ZTE’s Senator Hiring Prompts Angry Anti-Corruption Calls
ZTE’s hiring of former United States Senator Joe Liberman as a senior member of its stateside lobbying team is already causing political backlash in Washington. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren criticized the move earlier this week as something that shouldn’t be legal, calling for a lifetime ban on lobbying work for Congress members. “Corruption in Washington isn’t about a single president or political party; it runs deep,” Senator Warren said, reiterating her ambition to pass large-scale anti-corruption reforms meant to reduce the influence of corporate money in U.S. politics.
Mr. Liberman officially registered as a ZTE lobbyist several days back and is now set to be part …