Broidy names new defendants in lawsuit against Qatar

In the complaint Broidy said that Qatar sought to exploit hacking his emails to target him with negative press coverage. (Reuters)

In a major development, Elliot Broidy, a top fund raiser for US president Donald Trump, added new defendants to an ongoing law suit accusing Qatar of hacking his email and sharing its content with news corporations.

On Thursday Broidy presented a modified complaint in which he added to the defendants the brother of Qatar’s Emir and Ahmed al-Rumaihi a former head of investments in the country’s sovereign wealth fund.

In March, Broidy filed a lawsuit against Qatar accusing it of trying to discredit him by stealing and leaking emails that detailed his contacts with the Trump administration and the United Arab Emirates.

He said in the complaint that he is being targeted because of his strong opposition to Qatar as part of an effort led by Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani inorder to change US policy towards Doha.

In the complaint Broidy said that Qatar sought to exploit hacking his emails to target him with negative press coverage and prevent him from criticizing Qatar.

It is worth mentioning that Elliott Broidy was a deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee.

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