Lobbying by top Biden aide's brother latest hit to administration's 'highest ethical standards' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Lobbying by top Biden aide's brother latest hit to administration's 'highest ethical standards'

When newly filed records showed the brother of a top adviser to President Joe Biden lobbied the National Security Council for a major automaker, it became the latest concern for ethics experts who see a porous firewall despite the president's ethics pledge.

Jeff Ricchetti, whose brother Steve Ricchetti is a counselor to the president, was paid $60,000 during the second quarter of 2021 to lobby the council on "issues related to China" on behalf of General Motors, according to a recent disclosure.

Under the Trump administration, the automaker sought to have tariffs removed from their Buick Envision, which is made in China. The request was denied.

Biden has continued many of former President Donald Trump’s trade policies, including on Chinese exports.

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