Putin’s K Street lackeys

Lobbyists on K Street have grown fat and rich representing the interests of some of the world’s really bad actors and governments. They’re free to make their money any way they choose, of course — just like we’re free to curse them for the lackeys of foreign thugs and hooligans they are.

All lobbyists representing foreign governments have to register with the Justice Department, so it’s not like they can hide their affiliations. Still, representing reprobates like Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a choice — a profitable one to be sure, but a choice nonetheless.