Trump-Tied Law Firm Lobbied For Saudi Arabia — Now Crushing US Frackers

"Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has earned millions from both major U.S. oil interests backed by Trump and their Saudi rivals."

"A law firm that previously employed President Donald Trump’s interior secretary has, for several years, represented Saudi Arabia, the petroleum-rich nation that recently launched an oil price war that could bankrupt U.S. fossil fuel producers.

The government of Saudi Arabia has paid lobbying giant Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck more than $4 million since 2016 to represent its interests in Washington, D.C. Last year, the Colorado-based firm received $1.5 million from the Saudi government for “professional services,” according to its January regulatory filing to the Department of Justice.

The revelation comes as Trump has personally waded into the oil dispute, tweeting Thursday that he has asked de facto Saudi ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to work with Russia, another top energy producer, to curb oil production so prices can rise again."

Chris D’Angelo, Alexander C. Kaufman, and Akbar Shahid Ahmed report for HuffPost April 2, 2020.

Source: HuffPost, 04/06/2020