Former California Republican Congressman Buck McKeon has signed up as representative of Saudi Arabia for a year to work the Trump Administration and former House colleagues on behalf of the kingdom.
The 79-year-old former Armed Services Committee chairman’s McKeon Group is in line for a $50K monthly retainer.
MG reports to Musab al Saud, director of political and Congressional affairs at Saudi Arabia’s DC embassy.
Saudi Arabia, according to its letter of engagement with MG, has the right to terminate the relationship immediately in the event that MG “engages in conduct that may negatively impact MG’s image and, by association, the public image of the client."
The firm joins MSL Group on the Saudi payroll. MSL’s Qorvis unit is the long-time “go-to” firm of Saudi Arabia.
It handled the recent high-profile visit of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) to the US.
MSL receives a monthly $279,500 retainer from Saudi Arabia.