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Wed Dec 12, 2018, 03:53 PM

Disgraced Trump Fundraiser Tried to Use GOP Contacts to Score Billions in Africa

A convoluted trip through the swamp with David Corn at Mother Jones...

In late 2016, as Donald Trump was readying to move into the White House, Elliott Broidy, then one of the Republican Party’s top fundraisers, was working on a deal to gain control of what a business partner called billions of dollars in oil & gas, and mining assets in Angola. And while he was trying to pull together this gigantic venture—as well as mounting another project to provide intelligence services to the Angolan government—Broidy used his clout to hook up top Angolan government officials with members of the US Congress and the Trump administration. It was a swampy endeavor involving old-fashioned political influence, a Beverly Hills activist and realtor, and a Nigerian American businessman who had been a close friend of Michael Jackson.


After helping the GOP regain the White House, Broidy has become a poster child for Trump-era corruption. He has generated headlines about multiple controversies—personal, political, and business. And there could be more Broidy stories to come. But the Angola episode illustrates how Broidy, having used the Trump campaign and victory to establish himself as a force within the Republican Party, did business—and indicates there is a public interest in learning the full story of how Broidy put his Trump and Republican connections to personal use.


read more at https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/12/disgraced-trump-fundraiser-elliott-broidy-tried-to-use-gop-contacts-to-score-billions-in-africa/

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