The US spy scandal against
President Donald Trump's friends and about 1,200 American people over the past four
years will be the decisive blow to the terrorist Qatari regime, according to a report published by Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya.
Qatar hacked the accounts of more than 1,200 American people, including friends of President Donald Trump, European counter-terrorism officials, Arab leaders, international football stars and Bollywood actors, according to legal and technical reports, as well as former members of the CIA.
The espionage has spread across four continents around the world - North America, Europe, Africa and Asia - for four years, making it the largest such case ever detected.
Republican businessman Elliott Broidy, who participated in fundraising efforts for Trump's 2016 presidential election, subsequently filed a lawsuit against Qatar for conspiring in a cyber-attack against him due to his criticism of the Qatari regime's support of terrorism.
Broidy is being represented by former US Ambassador Lee Wolosky, a respected lawyer who held several important national security positions under the last three US presidents prior to Trump. The lawsuit stated that Broidy had served on the Homeland Security Advisory Council's Future of Terrorism Task Force from 2006 to 2009.
"When the source of the
evidence is Wolosky, who has a partisan reputation and good experience,
especially under the leadership of Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill
Clinton, there will be no way to question the legitimacy and accuracy of his
findings," a US intelligence official told Al-Arabiya.
Wolosky argues that Doha is behind the cyber-attack. "The scope and ambition of this process is far beyond the capabilities of individuals, and this is the work of governments and not individuals," he said.
In an interview with Al-Arabiya, Wolosky affirmed that "ongoing litigation in the US sought to hold Qatar and its agents in the US accountable." He added that Qatar and its agents attempted to silence Broidy and targeted him because he advocated against Qatar’s support for terrorism.
Middle East policy adviser Aaron Keyak says he believes that President Trump, National Security Advisor John Bolton and the State Department should send a strong message to Doha to stop spying.