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THREAD: Mueller is probing #Wikistrat (a consulting firm founded by Joel Zamel & Daniel Green in Israel) for their work for the #UAE, as Mueller continues to investigate FOREIGN influence in DC.🤨

UAE means George NADER is involved.🤔 1/…
Wikistrats' Zamel "informally met" w/Team🇺🇸Mueller👉🏼asked about his business relationship w/Nader, who's a top adviser to UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed & also was close w/Team🇷🇺Trump.

Zamel’s relationship w/Nader is “arms’ length.”🙄2/

Team🇺🇸Mueller also asked Zamel about his work, including for "certain clients," but the ultimate target of this line of inquiry is "unknown."🤔

If it involves the UAE, then you can bet that Secretary of Everything, Jared KUSHNER, likely is part of this inquiry.😉 3/
UAE hired Wikistrat in 2015 to conduct war game scenarios on Islamist political movements in #Yemen. Saudi Arabia & UAE entered the ongoing Yemen civil war in early'15 "to combat an Islamist insurgency."🤨

In reality, Yemen is a PROXY WAR btwn Sunni (Saudi/UAE) & Shia (Iran)🤔4/
Wikistrat’s work for the UAE later morphed into “intelligence lite”—using local on-the-ground HUMINT to anticipate threats. Zamel recently built a close relationship w/top Emirati national security officials & has held business meetings in the UAE.🤔 5/
Reminder: the UAE & Saudi Arabia lobbied the Trump administration to back its economic blockade of #Qatar, who hosts the US' largest military base in the Middle East.🤨

After Qatar refused to bail out Kush's 666 Fifth Ave building, then Trump backed the Saudi/UAE blockade.🙄 6/
The extent & nature of Zamel’s relationship w/Nader is unclear. A person familiar with the matter said the two have “done some business together.”🤨

Sounds like they're a bit tighter than an "arms' length" relationship‼️ 7/

During the Trump transition, both Zamel & Nader tried to build relationships w/the incoming Trump administration.🤨

Zamel asked his contacts whether they were close to top officials in the incoming WH, according to the person close to Wikistrat.

In Dec'16, the UAE Crown Prince came to the US w/o telling the Obama administration to meet w/Trump transition officials in NY – this is HIGHLY unusual.🤨

Nader didn’t attend the meeting but greeted UAE officials as they were departing.🙄 9/
Nader also held multiple meetings at the WH , including w/Steve Bannon & Jared Kushner.🤨

And Nader is SQUEALING to Mueller‼️😎 10/


The UAE is a central player in the #TrumpRussia🇷🇺saga. Recall that UAE officials & Nader were involved in the #Seychelles meeting btwn #Russian🇷🇺oligarch, Kirill Dmitriev, & Erik Prince to arrange a secret backchannel btwn Trump & Putin.🙄 11/
Nader allegedly turned top #Republican fundraiser (RNC deputy finance chair) Elliott Broidy into a foreign agent for the UAE👉🏼discussed UAE-related issues w/the WH, a country where Broidy has multi-million dollar business interests.🤨 12/
Now, we have a new player in the #TrumpRussia🇷🇺 swamp, seemingly involved with the UAE angle: #Wikistrats.🤨

It's not yet clear how much Wikistrats is involved in this mess, but what IS clear is that the UAE played a *key* role.


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