A top donor to the Republican Jewish Coalition and the Trump presidential campaign may have sought to use his political ties to help get a Malaysian businessman out of a federal corruption investigation, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
New York investor Elliot Broidy and his wife, Robin Rosenzweig, exchanged emails discussing a potential consulting contract with businessman Jho Low, in which the couple would help end a U.S. investigation into a scandal involving Low and Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak. In return, Broidy was interested in receiving a $75 million consulting fee.
The deal did not materialize, and a lawyer for Broidy said that “at no time” did Broidy or Rosenzweig discuss the case with Trump, his staff, or the Justice Department.
Nathan Guttman, staff writer, was the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Broidy Sought Millions To End Malaysian Scandal Probe