Former Vice President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he would select Washington swamp monster Steve Ricchetti to serve as the “counselor to the president.”
Throughout his Washington career, Riccetti had his own “revolving door” from the lobbying world to political power.
In the late 1980s, he began as a lobbyist for Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance before moving to lead the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. In 1993, he joined the Clinton White House before leaving in 1996 to start a lobbying firm with his brother Jeff.
The Ricchetti brothers sold their firm to Tony Podesta in 1999 after Steve Ricchetti returned to the Clinton White House for another stint.
After Clinton appointed John Podesta as his chief of staff, Podesta named Richhetti as the White House deputy chief of staff.
A New York Times article published in 2000 compared the Ricchetti brothers to John Podesta and Tony Podesta as the well-heeled power