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Some members of the team, which intentionally, or unintentionally, killed the Saudi journalist Khashoggi, were reportedly trained in the United States, possibly by the Tier 1 group, owned by Cerebus. Trump Intel Advisory Board Chair Stephen A. Feinberg is CEO of Cerebus. Feinberg also gave over $1.8 million to Trump related election PACs, including over $1.4 million to a PAC set up by Paul Manafort and Tom Barrack.

As recently reported by David Ignatius, March 29, 2019, in the Washington Post, some of the members of the Saudi Rapid Intervention Group, that was sent to Turkey, reportedly to kidnap the journalist Khashoggi, but killed him instead, were trained in the United States, possibly by Tier 1 Group, which is owned by Cerebus. However, “The company wouldn’t confirm or deny whether any of the 17 perpetrators of the Khashoggi killing … had been trained under the Tier 1 contract.” [1]

The co-founder and CEO of Cerebus Capital Managment, Stephen Andrew Feinberg, is chairman of Trump’s President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. He was part of the Trump Economic Advisory Council during Trump’s 2016 campaign [2] and donated over $1.8 million to Trump related PACs (Rebuilding America Now; Trump Victory, Donald J. Trump for President). He also donated over $300,000 to the RNC. [3] He co-hosted an RNC (Republican National Committee) fundraiser at $50,000 per person. [2] The Rebuilding America Now PAC, to which Feinberg donated almost $1.5 million, was set up by Trump’s longtime friends Paul Manafort, and Tom Barrack. [3, 4]

911 Hijackers Possibly Connected To Saudi Gov; Khashogghi Had Intel On Saudi Links To Al Qaeda Pre-911; Saudi Gov Rented Trump World Tower Floor Months Before 911 Attack; Bin Laden Brother Once Lived in Trump Tower https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/11/20/911-hijackers-possibly-connected-to-saudi-gov-khashogghi-had-intel-on-saudi-links-to-al-qaeda-pre-911-saudi-gov-rented-trump-world-tower-floor-months-before-911-attack-bin-laden-brother-once-lived/

Barrack recommended that Trump hire Paul Manafort as his campaign manager, whom Barrack had first met in the 1970s when they were both working for Saudis and living in BeirutIn 2010, Barrack bought $70 million of Jared Kushner’s debt on 666 Fifth Avenue. Kushner later avoided bankruptcy when Barrack agreed to reduce his obligations after a request by Trump.” [5]

Thomas Barrack involved in trying to give nuclear tech to Saudi: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/02/20/trumps-40-nuclear-power-stations-for-saudi-appear-still-in-the-works-with-enrichment-reprocessing-for-bombs-plus-kushner-666-connection/

Ignatius cites an anonymous source who alleges that Feinberg divested his interest in the parts of Cerebus dealing with defense and intelligence, when he became chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. Cerebus, itself, did not comment. [1] Regardless, Feinberg is still CEO, while former Bush Sr. VP, Dan Quayle, is Chair of Global Investments for Cerebus [6]

Arkansas Times journalist, Max Brantley, requested comment from Tier 1 Group, and failed to get a response. [7]

Notes
1: “How the mysteries of Khashoggi’s murder have rocked the U.S.-Saudi partnership https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/how-the-mysteries-of-khashoggis-murder-have-rocked-the-us-saudi-partnership/2019/03/29/cf060472-50af-11e9-a3f7-78b7525a8d5f_story.html
2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Feinberg
3: https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?two_year_transaction_period=2016&contributor_name=Stephen+Feinberg&min_date=01%2F01%2F2015&max_date=12%2F31%2F2016
4: “Rebuilding America Now was founded in June 2016 by Paul John Manafort, Jr. and Tom Barrack, a real-estate investor and long-time friend of Trump.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebuilding_America_Now
5: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_J._Barrack_Jr.
6: Former Bush Sr VP, Dan Quayle is Chairman of Global Investments for Cerebus.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerberus_Capital_Management
7: “Arkansas Firm Pops Up In Khashoggi Probe, Posted By Max Brantley on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 6:12 PM https://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2019/03/29/arkansas-firm-pops-up-in-khashoggi-probe

Additional reference notes-information
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President%27s_Intelligence_Advisory_Board

Kirsch, Noah (February 4, 2017). “Meet Stephen Feinberg, The Billionaire Reportedly Slated To Review US Intelligence Agencies“. Forbes.
Stevenson, Alexandra (June 16, 2016). “A Who’s Who of Financiers Is Expected at Trump’s New York Fund-Raiser“. New York Times.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Feinberg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_100_Contractors_of_the_U.S._federal_government
Address as it appears for the FEC:
MR. STEPHEN A. FEINBERG
36 E. 67TH STREET
NEW YORK, New York 100656120
https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?two_year_transaction_period=2016&contributor_name=Stephen+Feinberg&min_date=01%2F01%2F2015&max_date=12%2F31%2F2016

Barrack recalled how in the 1980s he negotiated the sale of New York’s Plaza Hotel to a guy named Donald Trump. .. As a young man, Barrack had worked in Saudi Arabia, and former State Department adviser Aaron David Miller says Barrack cultivated a network of contacts throughout the Middle East.” Barrack is Lebanese and grew up speaking Arabic: https://www.npr.org/2019/02/20/696413671/tom-barrack-trumps-longtime-friend-comes-under-more-scrutiny

Avon board member Michael Sanford “is a Managing Director, Co-Head of North American Private Equity, and a member of the Global Private Equity Investment Committee at private investment firm Cerberus Capital Management, L.P… He serves on the Board of Directors of… DynCorp International Inc. and Tier 1 Group LLC and on the Board of Managers of New Avon LLC.”
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/8868/000119312517103555/d282984ddef14a.htm

After putting a link to the post “911 Hijackers Possibly Connected To Saudi Gov; Khashogghi Had Intel On Saudi Links To Al Qaeda Pre-911; Saudi Gov Rented Trump World Tower Floor Months Before 911 Attack; Bin Laden Brother Once Lived in Trump Tower” on another blog, this blogger was insulted by every name that the pea-brain troll could come up with. Is Saudi hiring trolls now? https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/11/20/911-hijackers-possibly-connected-to-saudi-gov-khashogghi-had-intel-on-saudi-links-to-al-qaeda-pre-911-saudi-gov-rented-trump-world-tower-floor-months-before-911-attack-bin-laden-brother-once-lived