Lobbyist hires senator's husband as real estate agent -- again

A two-story, 3,600-square-foot, six-bedroom townhouse on the market in Washington, D.C., for $1.849 million is making headlines because the seller’s agent, Frank Snellings, happens to be married to Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.

That might not be news, if the seller didn’t happen to be “super-lobbyist” Tony Podesta, whose firm represents clients who occasionally have issues with bills making their way through the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security subcommittee, which Landrieu chairs.

Snellings — who also represented Podesta when he bought the house in 2009 — stands to make about $50,000 from Podesta if the house sells, the Washington Examiner reports.

Landrieu staffers pointed out to The Hill that Snellings has been selling real estate for 11 years, and the Senate Ethics Committee has ruled that it’s “completely permissible and appropriate” for him “to be a real estate agent for anyone.” Source: thehill.com