Democrat consultants profited from BP ties

By Jerome R. Corsi, WorldNetDaily

Top Democratic Party consultants connected to the Obama White House have profited from advising politicians in South America who have long-term economic ties to BritishPetroleum.

Perhaps the best-known instance was in Bolivia, where the consulting group GCS worked to re-elect as president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, popularly known as “Goni.”

GCS is an acronym formed from the last names of the principals – pollster and Democratic Party political consultant Stanley Greenberg; James Carville, a long-time political consultant to former President Bill Clinton; and Bob Shrum, manager of Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.

CGS is a sister corporation of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, the Washington-basedconsulting firm WND reported managed a multimillion-dollar public relations campaignrebranding BP as a more environmentally friendly corporation, while current White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel lived rent-free in the Washington-area home of Greenberg and his wife, Rep. Rosa De Lauro, D-Conn.

Emanuel served as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which gave Greenberg polling contracts worth $239,996 in 2006 and $317,775 in 2008, according to political commentator and former President Bill Clinton consultant Dick Morris.

Emanuel’s rent-free income for the five years he lived in the Greenberg apartment could add up to more than $100,000, Morris said.

Last year, the federal Minerals Management Service heralded the BP Deepwater Horizon rig spilling millions of gallons in the Gulf of Mexico since April 20 as a model of safety.

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner did not return a WND call asking for comment on GCS efforts on behalf of BP in Bolivia.

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