In other news, the Trump regime is withdrawing the United States from the U.N. Human Rights Council. The Bush administration did the same thing.
Meanwhile, former Blackwater founder Erik Prince told The Daily Beast that he's cooperating with special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
Finally, Mike Huckabee (father of WH press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders) has apparently been acting as a foreign agent for Qatar without reporting it. The relationship was disclosed by someone else who did file proper paperwork.
On Friday, Joseph Allaham, a former owner of kosher steakhouses in New York, retroactively registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for Qatar. In the paperwork disclosing his activity on behalf of the Qatari government, Allaham noted that he had paid $50,000 on November 23, 2017, to Blue Diamond Horizons, a Florida corporation run by Huckabee. The filing stated that Huckabee received this money as an “honorarium for visit.” And the $50,000 payment, according to the disclosure, came from the $1.45 million Qatar had paid Allaham in part for “community engagement” to benefit Qatar—actions that included making “charitable contributions and arranging meetings in the United States and visits to Qatar.”
So this is how it worked, according to Allaham’s disclosure report. Huckabee was paid to visit Qatar. And for its $50,000, the Qatari government got a positive tweet out of him. Huckabee did not respond to requests for comment.
$50,000 for a single stupid tweet from a has-been seems like overpaying but, then again, this does potentially give them another way to access the White House.