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Polly Sigh @dcpoll
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SCOOP: In Jan 2017, Saudi spy chief Al-Assiri [who's taking the fall for Khashoggi's murder] met in NY with Mike Flynn, other Trump officials, George Nader, and Psy Group CEO Joel Zamel, who met with Don Jr in Aug 2016.
by @ErinBanco @woodruffbets #Maddow thebea.st/2PjaGLW?source…
MBS spy chief Al-Assiri's Jan 2017 NY meetings appear to be part of Saudi & Emirati efforts to lobby the incoming Trump admin against Qatar & Iran. Around the same time, Emirati Crown Prince MBZ also met with Bannon, Flynn, & Jared Kushner in NY.
#Maddow
Recall in Dec 15, 2016: In an unusual breach of protocol, Emirati crown prince MBZ made an undisclosed trip to New York [without notifying the Obama admin] and met with Trump transition team members Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, and Steve Bannon.
#Maddow
ICYMI: Jared Kushner friend/envoy Rick Gerson met with Nader in NY [weeks before the he attended the Jan 2017 Seychelles summit] when Trump officials, Kushner, Flynn, & Bannon had a secret meeting with MBZ & UAE Amb Otaiba at a Four Seasons in NY.
#Maddow
Dec 2016: Joel Zamel's Psy-Group [met with Don Jr in Aug 2016] signed a memorandum of understanding with Cambridge Analytica, whose co-owner Steve Bannon was involved with Zamel's Jan 2017 meeting with Flynn, other Trump aides, & Saudi Spy Chief Al-Assiri.
MAR 2017 [2 months after Saudi Crown Prince MBS' spy chief Gen Assiri met w Flynn, other Trump transition officials, Psy Group's Joel Zamel, & George Nader]: Assiri met w businessmen including Zamel & Nader to discuss assassinating enemies of MBS.
#Maddow
During the MAR 2017 meeting [which included Zamel & Nader, who are cooperating with Mueller], the Saudis asked the businessmen if they also “conducted kinetics” – lethal operations – saying they were interested in killing senior Iranian officials.
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Dec 2016: Zamel's Psy-Group [met with Don Jr in Aug 2016] signed a memo of understanding with Cambridge Analytica [whose co-owner, Steve Bannon, was involved with Zamel's Jan 2017 meeting with Flynn, other Trump aides, & Saudi Spy Chief Al-Assiri].
#Maddow
AUG 2016: In a Trump Tower meeting arranged by Erik Prince, Don Jr, Stephen Miller, & other Trump aides met with George Nader [emissary to Crown Princes MBS & MBZ] and Psy Group's Joel Zamel, who pitched Don Jr a plan to get Trump elected.
#Maddow
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