A Lebanese-American businessman says that he personally helped the 2016 Trump for President campaign hide million of dollars in illegal campaign contributions from Saudi Arabia, all of which were a direct violation of federal law.
Andy Khawaja told Spectator that he personally sold advanced technology which allowed campaign operative George Nader that allowed the Trump campaign to conceal millions in donations from both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). That technology made those funds appear to be from American citizens:
“He says that to keep it secret, they disguised the money as small donations from Americans, using stolen identities and ‘virtual credit cards’ or gift cards — donations of less than $200 do not have to be reported to the Federal Election Commission and made public. He claims the Saudis and the Emiratis were able to make thousands of such small donations at a time using the latest payment processing technology.”
Khawaja also told Spectator reporter Paul Wood that members of the 2016 Trump campaign often bragged that Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Russia were all committed to helping Trump become president, and one of the main ways they could accomplish that was by making sure badly-needed campaign funds were available to purchase campaign ads, especially on social media.
And why were the Saudis so eager to get Trump into office? Nader told Khawaja it was because the hardliners in the Saudi government were convinced Trump would be tough on Iran, the main rival power to the powers-that-be in Riyadh:
“We have a deal with Trump: my boss, His Highness, made a deal that if we help Trump get elected, he’s going to be harsh on Iran, he’s going to take out the nuclear deal that the Obama administration made. That will cripple the Iranian economy and will sanction Iran from selling oil again. It will make it very difficult for them to compete in the oil market. That’s worth a hundred billion dollars to us. That’s the reason we cannot allow Hillary to win at any cost. She must lose.”
Remember when Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi? Even U.S. intelligence said the prince played a major role in Khashoggi’s brutal killing. And yet Trump refused to condemn the Saudis or Bin Salman. And now we know why: It was all about the money.
Donald Trump is for sale to the highest bidder. He always has been. Now, however, with him in the White House, that means he is happy to sell out everything this country once stood for in order to enrich himself and also become an American dictator.
The greatest existential threat the United States has ever faced is now serving as president. This will not end well.