Saudi Arabian Lobbyists Have Many Friends in DC

“According to a recently released Center for International Policy (CIP) report — one based entirely on publicly available information — the Saudi government spent approximately $27 million on US lobbying firms in 2017. So there is no doubt that there’s plenty of good money in pestering politicians on behalf of the Saudis. Not only the lobbyists but for the politicians as well. CIP found that Saudi lobbying firms donated nearly $400,000 to the campaigns of members of Congress they “had contacted on behalf of Saudi interests.” And if this weren’t blatant enough, CIP identified ‘twelve instances in which that contact and contribution occurred on the exact same day.'”

https://mises.org/wire/saudi-arabian-lobbyists-have-many-friends-dc