Gabbard’s consultant, Chris Cooper of the Potomac Square Group

Cooper—one of 7 identified at the center of illegal Russian lobbying efforts reaching into the Trump campaign and Congress⤵︎
#magnitskyact #sanctions
ht @TrickFreee
Feb 17, 2011
Potomac Square Group is a DC-based PR company set up in February by fmr WSJ reporter Chris Cooper.

3d after the eruption of Bahrain's Arab spring protests on February 14, 2011, the Bahrain's Embassy signed a $20k 1-mo (renewable) contract
documentcloud.org/documents/4072…
“Potomac Square Group lobbying firm to provide “advice on dealing with reporters and public officials...in an effort to explain various positions held by the government of Bahrain” for a $20,000 monthly fee.” thehill.com/blogs/congress…
A later disclosure: Potomac was specifically "to enlist Washington and US support for the Crown Prince of Bahrain's 'National Dialogue' initiative". ...by sending emails and phone calls to American media outlets: CNN, NBC News, NYT, WaPo, WSJ, LA Times, National Times and the AP.
While murders of unarmed protesters are watched on YouTube, Bahrain hires a US PR team to spin events to their benefit.

March 2011

Saudi troops entered Bahrain to repress protests calling for a constitutional monarchy
Bahraini government signed contracts with a full bench of lobbyists to “communicate the positive work the government is undertaking,” including JOE TRIPPI & Associates; Sanitas International; Qorvis Communications; Sorini, Samet, & Assoc; Gardant Communications; & TS Navigations.
Potomac's work for the Bahrain Embassy expired on March 17, 2011, without being renewed — days after Saudi troops entered to repress protests.
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