Warlord Khalifa Haftar hires US lobbyist
“The Libyan National Army, the militia group led by Khalifa Haftar, has hired a lobbying firm following President Donald Trump’s unexpected endorsement of Haftar last month”, Politico reported on Monday.
The political journalism company said Stephen Payne and Brian Ettinger of Linden Government Solutions will lobby in Washington on behalf of Haftar’s forces as well as assist with “international coalition building” and public relations.
According to Politico, Haftar signed a one-year contract worth up to $2 million.
“After having been in communication with Haftar for the past five years, and most recently meeting him in Benghazi, I knew we were on the right side of history,” Payne said in a statement.
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