Sunday, May 27, 2007

A confidential and reliable source in Washington, DC sent me this: "[Abdul-Halim] Khaddam hired the good offices of Sandra Charles (C & O Resources) to lobby for him and obtain access for a high profile visit he'd like to make to Washington. Sandi Charles is on a substantial retainer with the Hariri family (from father to son) ... Her C & O Resources group has one of the more potent rollodexes in Washington, and she was amongst Brent Scowcroft's most able advisers (she sat on G W Bush's NSC) ... she also does limited work for Bandar ... She is friends with Amal Mudallali*, who is Saad's point woman in Washington..." My source does not want to be identified.
*Amal was a friend of mine from my Washington, DC days.