Joey Allaham provided this statement to The Rachel Maddow Show about severing his ties with the nation of Qatar and the documents he has been subpoenaed to provide in a lawsuit brought by Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy against Qatar in which Broidy is accusing Qatar of hacking and disseminating his e-mails.
When I started my work with Qatar, there was no fixed start date, no written contract, and their attorneys never told me whether I had to register with FARA
So I don’t know if I ever was a so-called legal agent of Qatar, but I do know that as of Friday I am not anything with them.
So I am filing a combined FARA registration and termination report – it may not be required but I want the public record to be clear that I am no longer affiliated with them.
The Broidy case and ending my work for Qatar are not related. I had planned for a while on announcing my resignation this Friday. The Broidy case sped up faster than a lot of people thought, so it’s a coincidence the two things are happening in the same week.
And I am just a witness in that case – that case is a fight between two big parties: Mr. Broidy and the Country of Qatar, and not me. Since I’m just a witness, I’m not really taking sides - I am just producing records the judge required.