Saudi-Funded Lobbyists Reportedly Paid for Hundreds of Rooms at Trump DC Hotel Following ’16 Election

Posted on December 5, 2018 4:27 pm

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A new report from the Washington Post reveals that lobbyists funded by the government of Saudi Arabia spent over $270,000 reserving “blocks of rooms” at President Donald Trump‘s Washington D.C. hotel a month after the 2016 election.

The payments from the firm Qorvis MSLGroup have been reported on previously, but the Post has obtained more information on the extent of this particular push:

At first, Saudi lobbyists put the veterans up in Northern Virginia. Then, in December 2016, they switched most of their business to the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington. In all, the lobbyists spent more $270,000