George Nader, a witness who collaborated with ongoing investigations in Russia led by Robert Mueller, transferred $ 2.5 million to Elliot Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump.
After receiving the funds, Broidy donated money to lawmakers "Qatar plans to enact legislation in the coming weeks," an Associated Press study found. The money was transferred to Broidy through a Canadian company in April 2017. The sources of the investigation said, "Nader has paid the money to Broidy to persuade the US to take a hard line against Qatar, a longtime American ally, but now a fierce opponent of the United Arab Emirates."
Just one Month after receiving the money, Broidy "sponsored" a conference on Qatar's alleged ties to Islamic extremism. At the conference, MEP Ed Royce, R-Calif., Chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, said he would introduce legislation that would "brand Qatar as a terrorist support state." Two months later, Royce received $ 5,400 from Broidy, the legal maximum limit.
Broidy received a total of "just under $ 600,000" for legislation that condemned Qatar to Republican members of Congress and to the Republican Republican Committee, reported the AP
He defended himself in a statement to the AP and said he had long commented on the subject, as he had also "donated millions of his own money for the efforts against Qatar," a source. www.germnews.de/archive/de/1
] "I have both raised money and spent my own money on think tanks to bring the facts to light, as Qatar is spreading millions of dollars around Washington for its image as a terror sponsorship state," Broidy said in a statement. "I also talked to like-minded members of the congress, such as Royce, how to make sure that Qatar's lobbying money does not leave legislators with the facts ne support of terrorists blind makes groups. "