Fight Between Lobbyists Goes Nuclear

     WASHINGTON (CN) – Juleanna R. Glover, a high-profile hostess and founding partner of the Ashcroft Group lobbying firm – headed by former Attorney General John Ashcroft – has been sued by rival lobbyists Global Policy Partners, of which her ex-husband, Jeffrey C. Weiss, is COO.

     Global Policy Partners specializes in tax matters, international trade, technology, telecommunications, counter-terrorism, security, homeland security and defense. GPP’s other principal and CEO is Katherine Friess Yessin.
     Global Policy Partners (GPP) claims that on Sept. 29, 2007, Glover bought and installed Pandora spyware on her then-husband’s laptop computer, which he used at home and at GPP for professional and personal correspondence. This allegedly provided Glover access to GPP’s confidential and proprietary information, and to Weiss’ communications with his divorce attorney.
     GPP claims the spyware gave Glover “a decisive, unfair advantage in the divorce proceedings” and that on Dec. 11, 2007 she admitted having installed the spyware, and removed it the next day.
     GPP claims that in a Nov. 17 and 18, 2008 deposition, Glover admitted having installed the spyware, and “told Mr. Weiss that she would ‘ruin’ him socially, professionally, and financially (which necessarily includes ruining GPP), and shouted at him, ‘I will kill you.'” (Parentheses in original.)
     The couple was divorced on Nov. 23, 2008.
     Glover, who also has worked for then-President-elect George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is famous for her cocktail parties, which have drawn such neoconservative luminaries as Paul Wolfowitz, former boss Dick Cheney and Ahmad Chalabi, and less ideological high-rollers as former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and his wife, NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell. Since her divorce, Glover has been seen with businessman and activist Dal LaMagna, who ran a brief presidential campaign on an anti-Iraq war platform and has been a backer of Code Pink and the Huffington Post.
     GPP seeks permanent injunctive relief and unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. It is represented by Stephen L. Neal with DiMuroGinsburg.

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