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AP: Case Of FirstEnergy Lobbyist Shows Trump Creating A 'New Swamp'

May 30, 2018

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President Trump often talks about "draining the swamp" of inside dealers in Washington.

But lobbyist Jeff Miller might be considered part of the new swamp. Miller is a close friend of Energy Secretary Rick Perry and is pushing the Trump administration for a multi-billion dollar bailout for Akron-based FirstEnergy Solutions' coal and nuclear power plants. Miller has earned 3.2 million dollars in just over a year as a lobbyist for clients that include several large energy companies. When Perry came to Washington from Texas with the new administration, Miller did, too. Miller launched his firm, Miller Strategies, early last year and began lobbying his friend and other Washington officials. Miller has declined comment.