Former senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole helped arrange the controversial call from Taiwan’s president to President-elect Donald Trump, news outlets reported Tuesday.
Dole, 93, now works for the D.C. lobbying firm Alston & Bird, which represents Taiwan’s interests in Washington.
According to the New York Times, he worked closely with the Trump campaign and transition team to arrange meetings between Trump’s advisers and Taiwanese officials in the weeks preceding the call.
“It’s fair to say that we had some influence,” Dole told the Times. “When you represent a client and they make requests, you’re supposed to respond.”
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