Schlapp Got $750K In Failed Lobbying For Pardon

Axios reports:

The lobbying firm run by Trump ally Matt Schlapp brought in $750,000 in the final two weeks of 2020 from a former top Trump fundraiser and convicted fraudster who retained Schlapp to lobby — unsuccessfully — for a presidential pardon.

The substantial sum that the former fundraiser, Georgia’s Parker “Pete” Petit, paid to Schlapp’s Cove Strategies shows how valuable connections to Donald Trump were in his final days in office for wealthy felons seeking clemency from the outgoing president.

Lobbying disclosure records filed on Thursday said Schlapp, a close informal Trump adviser, worked on a “request for a pardon and other public policy issues relating to criminal justice.”