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Chamber of Commerce ends contract after WSJ investigation

June 10, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reviewed cell phone records and ended a contract with a top consultant after the Wall Street Journal detailed the pricey perks enjoyed by chief executive Tom Donohue, reports Daniel Lippman of Politico.

Lipman reports, “The lobby group canceled Collamore’s contract after checking his cell phone records and determining that he had spoken to a Wall Street Journal reporter, according to the sources, who were briefed on the situation. The contract had been due to expire at the end of the year.

“One of the people said that during a phone call with Chamber lawyers about his contract termination, Collamore was not formally accused of leaking Donohue’s calendar, which was referenced in the Journal stories, to the newspaper. He told POLITICO that he did not do so.

“‘I’m not interested in commenting on this story, but any characterization suggesting I would share confidential information is patently false,’ Collamore said in a written statement.”

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