Nader’s lawyer declined comment.
Broidy denied any wrongdoing.
Another friggin backchannel
It was time to cash in.
a previously unreported meeting with Trump and provides the most detailed account yet of the work of two Washington insiders who have been entangled in the turmoil surrounding the two criminal investigations closest to Trump.
Violating the federal law carries a maximum $10,000 fine or up to five years in prison.
Broidy sought to claim credit for it, emails show, and was keen to collect the first installment of $36 million for an intelligence-gathering contract with the UAE...oh.
Mueller's team was interested in two meetings that took place before Donald Trump's inauguration.
Nader and MBZ were at both.
The two men were soon working out their budding partnership. Nader sent Broidy his private email address on the encrypted ProtonMail service.
Carry out a campaign against Qatar to curry favor w the princes
turn that success into millions of dollars in defense deals, documents show.
They barely knew each other. But Broidy had the ear of trump. Nader claimed he had the crown princes'.
Broidy forwarded Nader questions about a potential contract with Saudi Arabia to train Arab troops to fight in the escalating war in Yemen.
1. help create an all-Muslim fighting force of 5,000 troops.
2. helping the UAE gather intel
3. Strengthen Saudi maritime and border security
4 setting up counterterrorism centers in SA
$12 million+ to "expose and penalize" Qatar and get the US to pressure it to "aid in coercive action against Iran," according to a March 2017 document.
Broidy said he had a direct line to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
At the end of March, Nader wrote that he'd had "a terrific, magnificent meeting" with the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. Prospects for the billion-dollar contracts were good.
$ was then routed to a Broidy account in Los Angeles.
Tsk tsk tsk
But Broidy was undeterred bc he's a greedy (and stupid) mofo.
Nader cheered on his anti-Qatar exploits and told him to "keep hammering the bastards."
He wrote Nader:
his plan included the commission of 200 articles assigned to the fdn &other think tanks
Do you people not research who you work with?
Broidy sent Nader the draft of an Op-Ed marked "Confidential."
"The Two Faces of Qatar, a Dubious Mideast Ally" was published in WSJ😒
Wald was in co docs as a member of Broidy's Circinus team pitching contracts in SA.
Asked why he had not made his conflict clear, he insisted he was a covfefe boy & wouldn't recognize Broidy if he showed up😉
"I was not part of the team, period"
because of a scheduling conflict🤣
Broidy's leaked emails refer to Wald's involvement almost 🚨four dozen times.
Circinus progress report from Broidy to Nader:
SA&UAE are listed as clients
Maj. Gen. Assiri as consultant
Broidy/Nader are "leader/liaison"
The partners were jubilant when Trump made his first foreign trip not to his allies in Europe, but to Saudi Arabia.
YOU DISGUSTING PHUCKING TRAITORS
UAE, Saudi Arabia and regional allies launched a travel and trade embargo against Qatar.
It was hard to tell whose side the U.S. government was on.
He's on the side where the $ is.
It was at odds w his rhetoric on Qatar, but it paled in comparison with the $110 billion in arms deals with Saudi Arabia he previously announced.
Broidy arranged for the most coveted meeting: w Spanky in the Oval Office.
Nader wrote Broidy a script
▪Sell idea for a Muslim fighting force
▪Keep DT from intervening on Qatar
▪Arrange a discreet meeting between Trump & crown prince of Abu Dhabi.
Nader told Broidy the meeting w Trump was potentially historic & to
🚨"take advantage of this priceless asset."
Nader asked Broidy to tell DT about his connex w crown princes, using code names
After 10/6 mtg, Broidy told Nader he passed along msgs & urged DT to stay out of dispute w Qatar + he explained Circinus' plan for Muslim fighting force
Birds of a feather...
It was not clear if the objections were related to his convictions for sexually abusing children.
"One of my co's does deep vetting for the US govt," he wrote. "We ran all databases including FBI &Interpol & found no issues with regard to Mr. Vader."
The result: a picture of Nader and Trump grinning in front of the American flag.
Late Nov, Broidy planned a visit to complete contracts in UAE, where MBZ was hosting a Formula One race
"I think my friend not very wise for you to be seeing (sic) at this event," Nader wrote to Broidy. "Many journalists and people from Russia and other countries will be around."
Ok...why would Russia care?🤔
Broidy met DT again
He told Nader he'd told DT the crown princes were "most favorably impressed by his leadership" & offered the princes' help in the ME peace plan being dev'd by Kushner. He didnt tell DT Nader had complete contempt for the plan — & for Jared
"Nobody would even waste cup of coffee on him if it wasn't for who he is married to."
The Muslim fighting force contract would be even larger, potentially bringing their entire Gulf enterprise to more than $1 billion.
Broidy was prepping for a 3rd meeting w Trump, at Mar-a-Lamo
Nader was supposed to go, but the initial pmt for the intel contract was late.
He delayed his trip to the US for a day to make sure it was wired.
Broidy reported that he got first installment — $36 million.
"Terrific!" Nader wrote before his flight. "First among many to go!"
Hours after money transfer, Nader & Broidy discovered, despite all their precautions, they had not escaped notice.
He was "relieved of his electronic devices"🤣🤣🤣 and later agreed to cooperate. It is unclear why Nader was detained, though he was in the Seychelles w Prince...
news orgs began receiving anonymously leaked batches of Broidy's emails & docs that had apparently been hacked.
April 9, another blow.
The FBI raided Michael Cohen, seeking information on hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels
I still believe Broidy was covering for Trump
late April, Pompeo called for an end to the bickering among Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar during a trip to the Gulf.
But Broidy's huge contract with the UAE?
It's good to go.