Saudi-funded lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s hotel


One way to get away with murdering a journalist.

Give Donnie money, lots of it.

Saudi-funded lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s hotel after 2016 election

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

I remember the reports of the Saudis spending large amounts at Trump's DC hotel -- it was some time ago.

The case was being made then that Trump's continued involvement in his business -- DC hotel included -- raised the possibility of foreign nationals being able to influence DJT by spending money at his properties.

Little did we know how compromised Trump would be by the Saudis. And Jared too.

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Rita / Bring Back Sophie 4 Real

Trump is a cheap date to boot.

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No wonder Mr. Trump “likes” veterans so much.
Saudis used Veteran groups to funnel money to Trump

In the first few months after Donald Trump was elected president, lobbyists funded by the Saudi government booked around 500 nights at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., according to the Washington Post. The rooms were largely for U.S. military vets, who appear to have been used as pawns in a scheme to funnel money from the Saudi government to the Trump Organization.

This story begins with a group offering vets free trips (funded by the Saudis) to the capital in order to lobby lawmakers in late 2016. The target of their ire was the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government. It became law in September of 2016 when Congress overrode Barack Obama’s veto and the Saudi lobbying effort began shortly thereafter.

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