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March 9, 2009


Libya paid more than $750K in fees since September to The Livingston Group for its work to improve ties with the U.S. That sum generated half of the firm’s foreign fees.

Image: State Dept.

The firm of former Speaker-designate Bob Livingston organized events at Libya’s Embassy, met with Senators/Congressmen, pitched corporations (ExxonMobil, Carlyle Group, Northrop Grumman) and squired a military delegation around D.C., according to TLG’s federal filing.

Former Hill & Knowlton staffer Lauri Fitz-Pegado is among TLG staffers working the account.

She traveled to the World Economic Forum in Davos in February with Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, the head of the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation and eldest son of Libyan leader Col. Gaddafi.

He talked about human rights, role of a civil society, climate change, education and training.

Libya formalized ties with the U.S. in `08, 20 years after its agents blew up Pan Am Flight 203 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

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Joe Honick, GMA International Ltd (3/09):
There just is no statute of limitations when murder is committed by a foreign dictator, I guess, and less dignity for a former Congressional leader to do the dictator's bidding. Please see the article on what kinds of clients PR folk should be taking and the ethics involved. How naive I must sounds to them .. and maybe others.

Bill Huey, Strategic Communications, Atlanta (3/09):
This is almost comical. Our new friend in the Middle East region:Libya. Thanks to Dubya. It’s much like George H.W. Bush’s befriending the Baathist dictator Hafez al-Assad in Syria. Fat lot of good that did us. Nothing speaks louder than money in Washington, or the thousands of lobbyists who spread it around like cream cheese on a bagel.


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