Former, Current Trump Advisers Began Work on Billion-Dollar Saudi Arms Deal Long Before Election

Former, Current Trump Advisers Began Work on Billion-Dollar Saudi Arms Deal Long Before Election

Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Host of Hardline Radio Show

While on his first trip abroad, Donald Trump made an interesting arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

He made “many more concessions” to the regime in order to ensure they lend financial support by purchasing weapons from American-based defense contractors. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson proclaimed there is “trust between our two nations that we are pursuing the same objectives.”

Trump signed off on a $110 billion arms deal that will assist Saudi Arabia in their current interests in Yemen’s civil war.

At the time, Trump touted this deal as a “win for America” without being too specific about whom exactly was winning.

For starters, Jared Kushner and Marilyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin, benefitted from this deal . And thanks to pressure for the 2 weeks leading up to the trip, the $109 billion defense deal was greenlighted by Trump and Tilerson who included this $350 billion over the next decade to America’s economic income over the same time period.

And less than a week after this overseas trip is over, Journalist Thomas Frank is reporting that according to federal records , the Trump administration entertained 3 US lobbying firms hired by the Saudi Arabian government.

In fact, a group of current and former Trump advisers met with Saudi hired lobbyists and will be paid $5.4 million for their work on this deal over the past year. It is worth noting that this means persons connected to Trump’s campaign were working on this multi-billion dollar deal before the election and prior to Trump’s inauguration.

Going back to May of last year, Sonoran Policy Group of Arizona was hired by the Saudi government’s ministry of the interior for $5.4 million in order to begin working with domestic corporations and members of the government; including Donald Trump who was (at the time) a candidate for president).

And before that, Sonoran was hired by Stuart Jolly, political director of a pro-Trump PAC and former national field director for the Trump campaign that raised $28 million for Trump’s presidential bid.

In addition, Jacob Daniels, former chief of staff for Trump’s campaign in Michigan and current lobbyist for Sonoran was involved in this deal.

Susanne Posel

Susanne Posel

Chief Editor | Investigative Journalist

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