The Qatari government has conducted wide-ranging cyber attack on a prominent Republican fundraiser and Trump ally, according to his legal representatives, who claim in a previously unreported letter to Qatari leaders that they have evidence Doha conducted a series of cyber attacks on U.S. citizens via agents stationed in Washington, D.C.
Legal representatives for Elliott Broidy, a prominent Republican fundraiser and philanthropist, informed Qatari leaders on Monday that they have uncovered forensic evidence tying the Qatari government to a massive hack on Broidy that led to a series of damaging stories in the U.S. press, according to a copy of the letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Broidy’s representatives say that Qatari government-tied agents stationed in Washington, D.C., helped conduct the cyber attack, which has raised questions about Broidy’s work with Qatar’s Gulf-region rival in the United Arab Emirates. Broidy has not been formally registered with the Department of Justice to represent the UAE, but the leaked emails show Broidy was reporting back to UAE representatives regarding meetings he held with President Trump and senior administration officials.
Broidy’s representatives write in the letter that Qatari government-tied agents stationed in Washington, D.C., helped conduct the cyber attack.