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11/18/11 02:56 PM ET
The connection between Livingstone and the Gaddafi regime was first revealed by The New York Times on Friday, following the release of regime documents collected after the strongman was overthrown. A Facebook page called Wikileaks Libya contains images of the papers. They include a March 21 memo Livingtsone wrote to an unidentified Libyan government official, informing the figure that he and a team of consultants are "ready to leave at the earliest possible date," to "meet for one or two days to establish a plan for assisting the client in resolving the present conflict in a satisfactory way."
November 17, 2011
Even as NATO bombed Libya, the Americans offered to make Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi their client — and charge him a hefty consulting fee. Their price: a $10 million retainer before beginning negotiations with Colonel Qaddafi’s representatives.
“The fees and payments set forth in this contract are MINIMUM NON-REFUNDABLE FEES,” said the draft contract, with capital letters for emphasis. “The fees are an inducement for the ATTORNEYS AND ADVISORS to take the case and nothing else.”
March 24, 2011
Former Florida Sen. George LeMieux is co-hosting a K Street fundraiser for Montana gubernatorial candidate Neil Livingstone in Washington next month.
An invitation to the April 5 fundraiser for Livingstone obtained by POLITICO includes LeMieux's name as a host, as well as GOP donor Wayne Berman, former Louisiana Congressman Bob Livingston and former CIA director James Woolsey.
First Posted: 8/8/11 10:53 AM ET Updated: 10/8/11 06:12 AM ET
The ornate ballroom of the Willard Hotel buzzed with activity on a Saturday morning in July. Crowded together on the stage sat a cadre of the nation's most influential former government officials, the kind whose names often appear in boldface, who've risen above daily politics to the realm of elder statesmen. They were perched, as they so often are, below a banner with a benign conference title on it, about to offer words of pricey wisdom to an audience with an agenda.
That agenda: to secure the removal of the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) from the U.S. government's list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. A Marxian Iranian exile group with cult-like qualities, Mujahideen-e Khalq was responsible for the killing of six Americans in Iran in the 1970s, along with staging a handful of bombings. But for a terrorist organization with deep pockets, it appears there's always hope.