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Former congresswoman Susan Molinari was named head of Google’s Washington office on Thursday, increasing the tech giant’s government firepower at a time of rising scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators on high-stakes issues that include privacy and antitrust. Molinari, a well-liked and well-connected inside player, will begin in mid-March as Google’s vice president of public policy and government relations for the Americas.
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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an American international law firm and the most profitable lobbying firm in the United States. With more than 900 attorneys, the firm has offices in Dallas, Washington, D.C., San Antonio, Houston, Irvine, Fort Worth, New York, Moscow, Philadelphia, London, Los Angeles, Longview, San Francisco, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Frankfurt and Geneva.
President Donald Trump’s former attorney, John Dowd, said he and special counsel Robert Mueller had a great relationship while he was working for the president. Dowd had said he hoped the Russia investigation Mueller is leading would end soon earlier this month.
The special counsel’s office for the first time Wednesday revealed some of the witnesses it may put on the stand against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as prosecutors and Manafort’s team argued several legal questions in advance of his trial this September.