Trump Admin Pressured to Scold Qatar In Upcoming Oval Office Powwow

Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and President Donald Trump

Trump administration allies and national security insiders have been voicing concerns about an upcoming meeting between President Trump and the Emir of Qatar, a chief terror financier in the region that has been clouded in controversy following disclosures it funded a spy operation on U.S. citizens and hacked the email of an administration ally, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

Qatar Behind Hack on GOP Donor With Business Ties to Rival UAE, Lawyer Says

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The Qatari government has been implicated in a wide-ranging cyber attack on a prominent Republican fundraiser, and there is evidence the terror-tied country has been conducting cyber attacks on U.S. citizens via agents stationed in Washington, D.C., according to a copy of a previously unreported letter sent to Qatari leaders and viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.

Trump Admin Defends Bid to Give Terror-Tied Qatar $200M in Military Tech

Donald Trump and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani

Trump administration officials are defending new plans to provide Qatar with nearly $200 million in advanced military equipment amid efforts by Congress to investigate the country’s ties to terror groups and backing for a recent stealth spy operation on American citizens, U.S. officials told the Washington Free Beacon.

U.S. Grants $200 Million Military Sale to Qatar Despite Secret Spy Op on American Citizens

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 The United States is planning a $200 million military sale to Qatar, despite recent revelations the country funded a spy operation on American Jews and conducted hack attacks on U.S. citizens, according to multiple sources familiar with the effort who described the timing of this sale as “spectacularly bad.”

Al Jazeera Spy Operation on U.S. Jews Sparks Congressional Investigation

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A bipartisan team of lawmakers is urging the Trump administration to launch an investigation into the Qatari-funded news outlet Al Jazeera, which the Washington Free Beacon recently disclosed had carried out a secret, months-long spy operation on American Jews and supporters of Israel, according to a draft copy of congressional correspondence obtained by this publication.

U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Resigns

The United States ambassador to Qatar announced that she is resigning Tuesday, days after President Donald Trump renewed his accusations that the Persian Gulf country funds terrorism.