An explosive report reveals that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was courting the Trump administration and begging for a job to be hired as Trump’s “peace envoy” to the Middle East.
The report in a new book by Michael Wolff reveals how Tony Blair cut deals behind the scenes just a few months after Trump won the Presidency and tried to court the new administration in hope for a new job specifically as a Peace envoy to the Middle East.
The job would have helped the former British prime Minister further his business interests in the Middle East where he has worked and built alliances for many years since retiring from British politics.
In February 2016, just a month after Trump had been inaugurated and officially entered his official Presidential residence, Tony Blair visited the White House and met with Trump’s son in law and Presidential advisor Jared Kushner. According to the book “Fire and Fury”, Blair then went on to discuss the Middle East with Jared Kushner and tried to push for and carry favour with the new administration.
Wolff writes:” On this trip, the now freelance diplomat (Tony Blair), perhaps seeking to prove his usefulness to this new administration mentioned a juicy rumour- the possibility that the British had had the Trump campaign staff under surveillance, monitoring its telephone calls and other communications and possibly even Trump himself.”
Mr Wolff argues in the book that Blair had revealed the information in the hope of gaining a job advising the US President on the Middle East.
Tony Blair’s spokesperson has denied the claims and called it “total fabrication”. However, Blair admits he met with Jared Kushner at the White House to discuss the Middle East.
Tony Blair, as Prime Minister together with then US President George Bush were responsible for the invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The US and Britain invaded Iraq, claiming Saddam Hussein had weapons of Mass Destruction although the UN weapons inspectors had visited the country and confirmed that Iraq was not in possession of nuclear weapons.
As a consequence, so many lives were lost both Iraqis and some of the invading troops. After the fall of Saddam regime, subsequent Iraqi governments have struggled to keep the country united with terror, bombings and insecurity taking a stranglehold on the once prosperous country.