influence peddler


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influence peddling

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The practice of using one's influence with persons in authority to obtain favors or preferential treatment for another, usually in return for payment.

influence peddler n.
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Noun1.influence peddler - someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman who was indicted last year by Mueller, is another influence peddler who now looms larger than life.
MITT ROMNEY has ripped into Republican rival Newt Gingrich attacking what he said was the former speaker of the House of Representatives' disgraced exit and subsequent work as a Washington influence peddler. But attention focused on Mr Romney's finances - including a now-closed Swiss bank account - after his campaign released tax returns yesterday.
Washington: Mitt Romney painted rival Newt Gingrich as a Washington "influence peddler" who is unfit to lead as he got personal in a fierce opening to the Republican presidential debate on Monday.
"It is true that any Washington influence peddler is going to spread cash and favors as widely as possible, and 210 members of Congress have received Abramoff-connected dollars.
"It is true that any Washington influence peddler is going to spread cash and favors as widely as possible, and 210 members of Congress have received Abramoff-connected dollars," commented National Review editor Rich Lowry in his January 10 syndicated column.
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Mohammed Fayed has been exposed yet again as a vulgar influence peddler and distributor of thick envelopes.
A review of filings under new federal lobbying disclosure laws reveals that for members of Congress, staffers and high-ranking federal employees, public service is often merely a midway stop on the journey to a more lucrative career as beltway influence peddler. They come to Washington, D.C., punch their ticket, and quickly sell themselves to law firms based on their expertise in negotiating the federal bureaucracy.
Though there is no physical resemblance in the image, Hart identifies with the role as she does in Self-portrait as Influence Peddler (all works 1993), and Self-portrait as President Card.
"Another is an influence peddler who failed in his insistence for then BOC Commissioner Faeldon to promote his bata, a corrupt customs officer.
Who else but a farmer (and, of course, an influence peddler) can understand the many layers of meaning encapsulated in that catchphrase 'weather-weather lang 'yan'?