Sunday, June 11, 2017

Qatar Has Hired Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft To Defend Against Terrorism Accusatons

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.


fred lapides said...


War News Updates Editor said...

Fred. Qatar's problems with its neighbours have been around long before the internet took hold in the Middle East. It is not a critical factor on why this dispute reached the level where it is now. What put it over the ledge was Qatar's admission that they paid a ransom of $1 billion to Al Qaeda linked terror groups for the release of many of its nationals who were kidnapped in Iraq last year. As for current cyber attacks on Qatar .... those who are experts on this sort of stuff are not impressed by Qatar's claims ....

Jay Farquharson said...

The UAE ans Saudi Arabia fund, arm, train and use as proxies, al Quida in Yemen.