The corrupt links between the Trump crime family and foreign governments extends beyond Russia and China. In recent weeks, we've learned about pay-to-play schemes involving financial leverage exerted by slippery Jared "Mr. Ivanka Trump" Kushner over the rulers of Qatar, who offered, then reneged, on loans to Kushner's real estate company, a decision that the Qataris apparently reversed again.
Now, the New York Times reports that Saudi and United Arab Emirates royal family members approached greasy con-man-in-training Donald Trump, Jr. with offers to "help" his father's election bid three months before the 2016 election:
"The meeting was convened primarily to offer help to the Trump team, and it forged relationships between the men and Trump insiders that would develop over the coming months — past the election and well into President Trump’s first year in office, according to several people with knowledge of their encounters.
Erik Prince, the private security contractor and the former head of Blackwater, arranged the meeting, which took place on Aug. 3, 2016. The emissary, George Nader, told Donald Trump Jr. that the princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president. The social media specialist, Joel Zamel, extolled his company’s ability to give an edge to a political campaign; by that time, the firm had already drawn up a multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help elect Mr. Trump. [snip]
The meetings, which have not been reported previously, are the first indication that countries other than Russia may have offered assistance to the Trump campaign in the months before the presidential election." (emphasis added)Far-right mercenary mogul and Trump cultist Prince (who is also execrable "Education" Secretary Betsy DeVos' brother) has also been connected with back-channel dealings with Russian officials, using Arab intermediaries and a Seychelles location.
While Russia was busy hacking our elections and providing other support to their agent Donald "Rump" Trump, other shady deals were being worked by Arab potentates. Bribery is endemic in the Middle East, between businesses and government officials at all levels. They apparently found a willing recipient of their corruption in Rump's crime family. Follow the money.
BONUS: Given this reporting, Prince may have perjured himself in testimony to Congress. Surprised?