Saturday, August 25, 2018

Somalia hires SPG to fight travel ban

Somalia’s government has hired SPG, the self-styled “global private diplomacy” firm run by Robert Stryk, to help get it off the list of countries affected by President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
SPG will “assist engagement with the Administration and U.S. Congress to reverse the inclusion of Somalia in the travel ban countries,” according to a filing with the Justice Department. The firm also promised to “facilitate the Federal Government of Somalia's Head of State visit to the United States and organize meetings with the White House, the National Security Council ('NSC'), U.S. Government departments and agencies as well as the White House Legislative Affairs Department and U.S. Congress,” according to the disclosure. The contract lasts four months and is worth $100,000 per month, with the full $400,000 fee due up front.
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