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Robert Barnett


“I have the interesting situation where I represent Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton, and I represent George W. Bush and Barack Obama. My politics are obvious. I’m a Mondale/Clinton/Obama Democrat. But clients don’t come to me for political advice. They come to me for legal advice, or to do business deals, or whatever. When you go to a dentist, you don’t ask him or her about political leanings. You generally don’t do that with a lawyer either.”

A veteran of eight presidential campaigns, Robert B. Barnett, a celebrated Washington, D.C. attorney, has helped to shape the narratives that have defined American politics over the last forty years. He represents clients across the full range of the political spectrum, including presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama; five secretaries of state; and dozen of prominent politicians.

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