Barbara Comstock

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Barbara Comstock is a "long time Republican political operative" [1] and former director of the Office of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice, who "serves clients both as a lobbyist and strategic communications specialist". [2]


WaPo: "one-woman wrecking crew"

In August 2001, John Mintz wrote of Comstock in the Washington Post:

"Since joining the GOP, Comstock has become a kind of one-woman wrecking crew targeting Democratic leaders. As a onetime senior aide to Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) who directed numerous investigations of Clinton-era scandals, and now as head of research for the Republican National Committee, Comstock has perhaps done more than any other GOP operative to skewer Bill Clinton, Al Gore and their congressional allies."

David Brock, in his memoir, Blinded by the Right, "described Comstock as almost unhinged in her passion to bring down the Clintons." [3]

Joe Conason wrote November 15, 2005, in Salon, that "Comstock calmed down enough to serve as director of public affairs in John Ashcroft's Justice Department, to run opposition research for the Republican National Committee and, ultimately, after leaving government, to join the powerhouse lobbying firm of Blank Rome, best known for its huge contributions to the Republican Party, its close association with former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and other Bush appointees, and its lucky clientele of DHS contractors."

Mitt Romney 2008

Comstock is a member of 2008 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's campaign team.

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