Boehner Inc. begins.
It took former Speaker John A. Boehner less than a week after leaving Congress to start assembling a team of power players to help him cash in.
A man walks by Boehner's new Longworth office Monday. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
Updated 10:51 a.m. | Former Speaker John A. Boehner may have more than golf on his post-congressional to-do list.
The Ohio Republican has hired Robert Barnett, a high-powered attorney with Williams & Connolly, who is best known for helping former government officials ink lucrative book deals and private-sector gigs. He helped Hillary Rodham Clinton negotiate publishing agreements such as the $8 million deal for her “Living History" memoir. Dave Schnittger, a former Boehner Hill aide now with the lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs, confirmed Barnett's role. Schnittger also noted that former Boehner aide John Criscuolo will head up the ex-speaker's political affairs.