Qatar Waging Influence Operations Across U.S. Through Hacks, Secret Cash Deals

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani

Qatar, a small oil-rich country with outsized regional influence, has been engaged in secret cyber espionage operations on American soil while also spending millions of dollars to pay prominent Washington, D.C., insiders as part of an ongoing campaign to alter America’s political landscape, according to former intelligence officials and other experts.

Journalist Group Staffers Fail to Disclose Conflict of Interest With Al Jazeera

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Two staffers at the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists argued in a lengthy essay published Monday that Al Jazeera should not be required to register as a foreign agent in the United States, without disclosing that an Al Jazeera host is a member of their organization’s board of directors.

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.