In February 2001, he became counsel for the Crime Subcommittee where he played a key role in developing the USA Patriot Act.
Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) offered:
I want to compliment Sean on his diligence, on his commitment, on his conscientiousness, and on his loyalty...That loyalty will be rewarded with a lobbying job at The Podesta Group, Tony Podesta's influence peddling operation. It's Sean's time to cash in.
Consider Rep. Smith's final remark:
Here's the plug Lamar Smith gave for the Sean and the Podesta Group:Sean, I do not know if you want to say anything.[Laughter.]Wave goodbye. Okay. Thank you.
“Sean’s talent, dedication and tireless work ethic have helped the committee advance complex and high-profile legislation,” said House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas).in advancing the next war? Stay tuned...
“His leadership will be missed, but I am confident that Sean will take the same level of productivity, insight and success to his work at the Podesta Group.”