Rob Portman Was Registered Foreign Agent For Haitian Dictator
According to Senator Rob Portman's 1985 foreign agent registration form, while working as a lobbyist at the firm Patton, Boggs, and Blow, Portman was a registered foreign agent on the behalf of the Republic of Haiti. In 1985 Haiti was ruled by the notorious Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who was overthrown by a uprising in 1986. Update In June, Portman's staff provided ABC News a 2005 signed affidavit from the Democratic managing partner of Patton Boggs, that says Portman did not represent foreign entities during his time at the lobbying firm in the 1980s.
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