Saturday, April 2, 2022

Rubenstein's Show Hosts Former PEU Klain

Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein interviewed White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain.  Host Rubenstein's introduction omitted Klain's work as a private equity underwriter (PEU) for Revolution LLC. 

Policy making billionaires can get their phone calls answered by elected officials and be heard directly as non-lobbyists.  Rubenstein did not ask Klain if he has any residual holdings from Revolution LLC like Obama Health Reformer Nancy Ann DeParle did from her time as a PEU.

Klain did not pass on how much President Biden enjoyed his Thanksgiving stay at Rubenstein's Nantucket compound.  There was much unsaid on Rubenstein's PEU to PEU show.  

Update 4-3-22:  CNN's Fareed Zacharia interviewed Carlyle Group's Admiral James Stavridis yet again on Russia's war on Ukraine..  No mention of his PEU ties or Carlyle's war profiteering is a consistent theme.  Rest assured the Admiral is advising Carlyle on global shifts and implications for ensuring grand returns.  David Rubenstein has a long history of mining the political world for big profits for Carlyle.