Do Trump’s voters know that their hero took money from the Saudis to coverup their involvement in 9/11?
The money was spent as part of a lobbying effort against Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which allows U.S. nationals to sue foreign governments for acts of international terrorism, even if the U.S. does not recognize the entity as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Congress passed JASTA in September, overriding a presidential veto signed by former President Barack Obama.
The payments in question were part of a $8.4 million lobbying effort against JASTA. According to documents filed with the Justice Department, the group, Qorvis MSLGroup, paid nearly $200,000 to Trump International for lodging, among other expenses. The group claims its lobbying goal involves “describing the unintended consequences that JASTA poses to U.S. interests, including potential legal liabilities arising for U.S. military, intelligence and diplomatic personnel.”