Obamas sign with agency for speaking gigs

Former President and first lady Barack and Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaMichelle Obama surprises Chance the Rapper with BET Awards video Michelle Obama holds fitness 'bootcamps' for friends Obama marks Father’s Day: ‘I'm most proud to be Sasha and Malia's dad’ MORE have signed with the high-profile Harry Walker Agency to arrange speaking gigs, according to an Obama spokesman.

"President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaObama ethics czar: Trump fundraiser at his DC hotel ‘illegal’ Trump greeted by protesters at campaign fundraiser Six easy wins to improve transparency on Capitol Hill  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 ClintonBill ClintonFormer WH press secretaries: End live daily press briefings Jared Kushner hires Abbe Lowell for legal team Overnight Energy: Trump White House kicks off 'Energy Week' MORE, former Vice Presidents Dick Cheney and Al GoreAl GoreTea Party favorite to lead conservative think tank Budowsky: Dems madder than hell Misreading lessons of an evolving electorate MORE and former House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerTea Party favorite to lead conservative think tank Chaffetz calls for ,500 legislator housing stipend GOP super-PAC promises big spending in 2018 MORE

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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 Rodham ClintonGOP touts FBI look into Sanders’s wife Labor’s lonely decline Jeff Bridges: ‘I’m rooting’ for Trump as a human being MORE.

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