Ag Exec Pays Far-Right Fraudster to Make Him an Ambassador

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Disgraced Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman has signed his first new lobbying clients since his plot to fabricate sexual assault allegations against a Democratic presidential candidate blew up in his face.

Among the tasks Burkman has undertaken: securing an ambassadorship on behalf of a Colorado agriculture executive.

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