Findings in the FARA Database
Two quick items I came across while browsing through the FARA database: the first is the articles of incorporation of the Alexander Strategy Group, the lobbying firm run by former Tom DeLay staffer Edward Buckham, which was implicated in the Jack Abramoff scandals. In January 2006, Buckham told the Washington Post that the firm was closing up shop in because “reports in the press have made it difficult to continue as a lobbying/political entity.”
The second: An agreement between Levick Strategic Communications and Sheikhs Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum and Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum of Dubai relating to a lawsuit the latter two are involved in; Levick will provide . While the filing doesn’t mention the specific lawsuit, I suspect it might have something to do with the legal action mentioned in this story.
Update: Anu notices that on page 2 of the Levick agreement linked above (page 6 of 8 in the PDF), it says, “We understand that you have retained Levick to assist in your capacity as outside counsel to the Executive Office with regard to the anticipated civil litigation concerning international human rights, labor and employment, and other related issues.” That does sound a lot like this…