October 17, 2018

WINNING THE WoT:

Despite Trump's "Rogue Killers" Speculation, More D.C. Power Brokers Abandon Saudi Arabia (MATTHEW ZEITLIN, OCT 15, 2018, Slate)

Saudi Arabia's extensive--and expensive--network in the D.C. power broker community and in the rest of the Western business and political world has gotten a little smaller. Two major lobbying firms, one more aligned with Democrats and the other with Republicans, dropped or planned to drop Saudi Arabia as a client, the Washington Post reported.

Washington Post told lobbyist: Quit working for Saudis or stop writing for us (THEODORIC MEYER, 10/16/2018, Washington Post)

The ultimatum came after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. permanent resident who was a columnist for the Post and wrote critically of the Saudi government. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month, and allegations that he was killed by Saudi authorities have strained the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia.


The lobbyist, Ed Rogers, the chairman of the BGR Group, writes for the newspaper's PostPartisan blog.

Posted by at October 17, 2018 4:01 AM

  

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