Alston & Bird Central to Trump's Taiwanese Phone Call

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Former senator and Alston & Bird special counsel Bob Dole told The Wall Street Journal that he and his firm helped to arrange the president-elect's taboo-breaking telephone call on Friday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. "It's fair to say that we may have had some influence," Dole told the paper.

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  • Guy Greenwood

    Dole knew better than throw the bait & Trump shouldn‘t have taken it. Don‘t need a lawyer to figure it out, or pump it up out of proportion. The Taiwan Relations Act should govern relations between US and Taiwan, unless jointly agreed on by US and China

  • Eric Staal

    It seems we are all now supposed defer to the The American Lawyer‘s incontrovertible bona fides to opine on the foreign policy maneuvers of the new administration.

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