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“Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election,” breaks New York Times

According to a report, Donald Trump Jr. was offered help in winning 2016 presidential election by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates through Emissary George Nader.

Trump Jr. had a meeting in August 2016 with representative from UAE and KSA, who offered his father to win 2016’s presidential election, according to a report by NYT.

George Nader, the envoy who is also a Lebanese-American businessman, told Donald Trump Jr. that the crown princes from both kingdoms were looking forward toward to helping his father secure victory in the presidential election.

The meeting was organized by Erik Prince, founder/ex-head of the private military contractor firm Blackwater. This is the first evidence of influence on presidential election by a foreign entity other than Russia in favour of Trump.

The report was confirmed by several anonymous sources also stated that Joel Zamel, cofounder of a consulting firm based in Israel, was also present in the controversial meeting.

Trump’s lawyer, Alan Futefas, was reached for a comment, to which a statement was released which confirmed the meeting but said nothing came out of the meeting.

‘Prior to the 2016 election, Donald Trump Jr recalls a meeting with Erik Prince, George Nader and another individual who may be Joel Zamel.’

‘They pitched Mr Trump Jr on a social media platform or marketing strategy. He was not interested, and that was the end of it.’

Foreign nationals are barred from donating money to political campaign since 1974 and later the ban was advanced to donations to the political parties.

The law regarding the campaign financing also bars foreign nationals from working with campaign and paying off for adverts.

Original News: New York Times

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