Obamas sign with agency for speaking gigs

Former President and first lady Barack and Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama celebrates success of ‘Black Panther’ How textbooks shape teachers — not just their students Michelle Obama dedicates Valentine's Day playlist to Barack Obama MORE have signed with the high-profile Harry Walker Agency to arrange speaking gigs, according to an Obama spokesman.

"President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE and Mrs. Obama have selected the Harry Walker Agency (HWA) to coordinate their respective speaking engagements," Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said in a statement.

It is common for former presidents and other high-profile government officials to sign with a speaking agency after they leave office. HWA also represents former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonShould the Rob Porter outcome set the standard? Make the compromise: Ending chain migration is a small price to legalize Dreamers Assessing Trump's impeachment odds through a historic lens MORE, former Vice Presidents Dick Cheney and Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreJoe Lieberman: We’re well beyond partisanship, our national government has lost civility Trump doesn't start a trade war, just fires a warning shot across the bow Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response MORE and former House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerRestoring fiscal sanity requires bipartisan courage GOP congressman slams primary rival for Ryan donations Speculation swirls about Kevin McCarthy’s future MORE

Lewis also announced that the Obamas would manage contract negotiations for possible book deals with Washington, D.C.-based attorneys Robert Barnett and Deneen Howell. Barnett has represented a number of prominent clients, including former President George W. Bush and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map MORE.

No dates are currently set for any speaking engagements or book releases.