Qatar has hired Empire Consulting Group, a firm with close ties to the Democratic party, to a $40K a month contract to keep tabs on developments in DC.

The contract kicked off on March 15 and runs through Jan. 2023.

Empire Consulting managing partner Mike McKay, who was a top aide to House Foreign Affairs Committee chief Greg Meeks (D-NY), signed the agreement with Brigadier General Mohamed Abdulaziz, security attache at the embassy.

He’s assisted by Eulice Brandon Garrett, who was an aide to former Ohio Congresswoman and current Housing & Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge.

Empire in January inked Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office in the US to a six-month $90K contract to analyze political developments and US policy moves that could impact US ties with Taiwan.