Update (1217ET): According to Politico, Weaver backed out of his contract with the Russian government after it was exposed in May.
In short; he intended to take money from Russia after spending four years disparaging President Trump as a Russian stooge, only to back out of his own deal with a Kremlin-owned entity after he was called out on it.
Weaver had planned to lobby Congress and the Trump administration on “sanctions or other restrictions in the area of atomic (nuclear) energy, trade or cooperation involving in any way the Russian Federation,” according to a disclosure filing reported by Politico.
Weaver, the mastermind behind John McCain’s failed 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns, John Kasich’s failed 2016 presidential campaign, and the founder and principal of ‘The Network Companies, LLC’, acknowledged the work in a Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) filing on May 10, 2019.
We should note – well, John Solomon noted on Monday, that Joe Biden’s energy adviser, Amos Hochstein, also advised TENEX. In fact, Hochstein “assisted personally” in “Russia’s attempts to corner the global uranium market.”
So two guys who want to see Biden elected have dealings with the Russian government. This, mind you, after Weaver has spent years spewing unfounded accusations about Trump being a Russian agent, while the other guy helped Russia buy uranium leading up to the infamous Uranium One deal.
So John ‘All roads lead to Putin’ Weaver had a contract with a company founded by… Putin, owned by the government-run by… Putin.