PressTV-‘Trump associate planned Qatar crisis for hefty deals’

A top fundraiser for US President Donald Trump and his business partner have reportedly promoted anti-Qatar policies at the highest levels of the US government in return for lucrative business favors from the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

According to an investigative report released by the Associated Press on Monday, Trump’s fundraiser Elliott Broidy and Lebanese-American businessman George Nader spent a year cultivating links with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (MBZ) who were seeking to change US foreign policy with regard to their archrival Qatar.

The AP investigation was based on interviews with over two dozen informed individuals and hundreds of pages of leaked emails between Broidy and Nader, including work summaries, contracting documents and proposals.

Broidy and Nader spearheaded their secret campaign to influence the White House and Congress and…

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