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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:40 PM

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

Source: Washington Post

Lobbyists representing the Saudi government reserved blocks of rooms at President Trumpís D.C. hotel within a month of Trumpís election in 2016 ó paying for an estimated 500 nights at the luxury hotel in just three months, according to organizers of the trips and documents obtained by The Washington Post.

At the time, these lobbyists were reserving large numbers of D.C.-area hotel rooms as part of an unorthodox campaign that offered U.S. military veterans a free trip to Washington ó then sent them to Capitol Hill to lobby against a law the Saudis opposed, according to veterans and organizers.

At first, Saudi lobbyists put the veterans up in Northern Virginia. Then, in December 2016, they switched most of their business to the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington. In all, the lobbyists spent more than $270,000 to house six groups of visiting veterans at the Trump hotel, which Trump still owns.

Those bookings have fueled a pair of federal lawsuits alleging Trump violated the Constitution by taking improper payments from foreign governments.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/saudi-funded-lobbyist-paid-for-500-rooms-at-trumps-hotel-after-2016-election/2018/12/05/29603a64-f417-11e8-bc79-68604ed88993_story.html?utm_source=reddit.com&utm_term=.d480468fdc8a

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mucifer Dec 5 OP
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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:57 PM

1. This helps explain the special jubuilant handshake between Putin and the Prince.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:02 PM

2. I just saw this report on MSNBC.

Every time I think I can't be more pissed off at the fucking moron something comes out in the news that makes me HATE him even more. I thought you couldn't get more than 100% of anything but I am up to hating him 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000%.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:04 PM

4. YEP

This one is a special kind of perverse ...

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:21 PM

3. K&R

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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:11 PM

5. Emoluments violation

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:53 PM

6. Wow, the blatant graft and corruption is out of control

Not only are the lords and kings of a foreign country bribing the Trumps, they are conning veterans into doing their political bidding. What a scam.

Capitalism fusing with feudalism to spread their despotic rule and destroy democracy.

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