Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft speaking to the National Rifle Association's 'Celebration of American Values Conference' in Washington, September 21, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing
RFE: Qatar Hires Former U.S. Attorney General To Rebut Terrorism Allegations
The government of Qatar has hired former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to help the country challenge accusations from its Arab neighbors and U.S. President Donald Trump that it supports terrorism.
Qatar will pay the Ashcroft Law Firm $2.5 million for 90 days of work as the country seeks to confirm its efforts to fight global terrorism and comply with financial regulations including U.S. Treasury rules.
The revelations about the hiring of Ashcroft's law firm were contained in a filing with the U.S. Justice Department that was made on June 9 in accordance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
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Update #1: Singled Out by Trump, Qatar Hires Former Top U.S. Law Man -- Bloomberg
Update #2: Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-U.S. attorney general (Reuters)
Update #3: Qatar Will Pay John Ashcroft $2.5 Million To Defend Against Terrorism Accusations -- Zero Hedge
WNU Editor: $2.5 million to former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to influence U.S. foreign policy in regards to Qatar. I wish him (and Qatar) luck.