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💰Nader - Broidy UAE & Qatar

Schemes to buy influence in US foreign policy & legislate US sanctions against Qatar a US ally for monetary consideration
April 2, 2017 George Nader, wired $2.5M to Trump fundraiser, Elliott Broidy.

Nader paid the money to Broidy to bankroll an effort to persuade the U.S. to take a hard line against Qatar, a long-time American ally but now a bitter adversary of the UAE.
The money was wired to Broidy through a company in Canada in April 2017.

A month after (May 2017) Nader received the money, Broidy sponsored a conference on Qatar's alleged ties to Islamic extremism.
During the event, Republican Congressman Ed Royce of California, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced he was introducing legislation that would brand Qatar as a terrorist-supporting state.
The sanctions bill was approved by Royce's committee in late 2017.

It remains alive in the House of Representatives, awaiting a review by the House Financial Services Committee (as of Mar 2018)
In July 2017, two months after Royce introduced the bill, Broidy gave the California congressman $5,400 in campaign gifts — the maximum allowed by law.
🔑The donations were part of just under $600,000 that Broidy has given to GOP members of Congress and Republican political committees since he began the push for the legislation to sanction Qatar.

📌Source of money? #1MDB?🤔
📌Note: there are strict restrictions on foreign donations for political activity.

📌Source of Broidy’s donations? UAE?

Agents of foreign gov’ts are also required to register before lobbying so that there is a public record of foreign influence. #FARA
📌October 6, 2017: Broidy emails Nader “a summary of Broidy’s talks with Kushner and Trump in the White House” on the UAE’s behalf. Broidy talks to Trump about secretary of state Rex Tillerson,
🔑At the time of the advocacy work, Broidy’s company, Circinus, did not have business with the UAE, but was awarded a more than $200 million contract in January.
📌Tillerson had criticized the Gulf state campaign against Qatar, Broidy told Trump that “Rex was performing poorly & should be relieved but only at a good time, politically.” (Tillerson was fired in March 2018.)
🔑December 2, 2017: Broidy meets with Trump to again discuss the UAE-Saudi case against Qatar.

🔑Several days later, Broidy’s intelligence firm Circinus is awarded a $600 million contract with the UAE, the AP reports.
🔑January 17, 2018: Broidy tells Nader he received the first installment of $36 million from UAE
🔑How Elliott Broidy, a top Trump fundraiser spent a year cultivating two crown princes to nail $1 billion in business
Qatari Blockade

🔑The embargo was introduced by four countries - Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates - who accused gas-rich Qatar of supporting terrorism, a charge it strongly denied

"The Qataris had a two-fold battle to fight," says Michael Stephens, Middle East research fellow at London's Royal United Services Institute.

"One was to convince world opinion that they weren't these horrid terrorist-supporting Bin Laden types.
"And the other was to show that the economy was robust, that it was a good place to invest, and that the Qataris were creating conditions that will make it easier for foreign direct investment to thrive."
💰Qatar Blockade & Kush’s 666 bailout.

📌Broidy tells Nader he received the first installment of $36 million from UAE

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