Fundraiser pitched access to Trump: report

Fundraiser pitched access to Trump: report
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A top fundraiser for President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania ​​Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE's campaign reportedly pitched access to Trump after he was elected.

The New York Times reported that Elliott Broidy told clients and prospective customers of his defense contracting company, Circinus, that he could arrange meetings with Trump and administration officials.

Broidy also reportedly offered tickets to VIP inauguration events to a Congolese strongman. And he offered to help broker a meeting with Republican senators to an Angolan politician, according to the Times.

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For a Romanian parliamentarian facing corruption charges, he offered an invitation to a party at Trump's Washington hotel, the newspaper added.

Broidy reportedly was forthcoming regarding his business interests and the Trump administration did not attempt to stop his offers to clients or prospective clients.

Associates told Broidy he should be careful of violating American lobbying or anti-corruption laws, according to the Times.

Broidy told the newspaper in a statement that his company's success was a measure of him recruiting "the best people, including a number of former flag officers."

“The idea that our success derives from activities around last year’s presidential inauguration is not only misplaced but insulting to the careers and capabilities of our highly trained and decorated veterans,” he said.

In 2009, Broidy pleaded guilty to giving about $1 million to New York state officials illegally so his company could land a $250 million contract with the state's public pension fund, according to the Times.