Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has retained Washington’s Resolution Public Affairs, which is staffed by four women with close ties to Democratic lawmakers.

The shop handles foreign correspondent security matters, antitrust issues related to book publishing and government oversight/regulation of artificial intelligence.

News Corp. is the parent company of the Wall Street Journal, whose Moscow correspondent Evan Gershkovich has been jailed and accused of spying by Russian officials.

RPA’s Heather McHugh, ex-legislative director for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer; Ashli Palmer, floor director for Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn; Elizabeth Stanley, chief of staff for Rep. Nita Lowey; and Lea Fisher Sulkala, chief of staff for Rep. Linda Sanchez, work the News Corp. business.