National security and terrorism correspondent Patrick Poole has released a fascinating two-part report on the case of Ghulam Nabi Fai, the executive director of the Kashmiri American Center (KAC), who was arrested by the FBI in July 2011 in Virginia for concealing the transfer of $3.5 million from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) — Pakistan’s intelligence service — to fund his illegal lobbying efforts. He was also charged with influencing the U.S. government on the Kashmir conflict in violation of Foreign Agents Registration Act.
As Poole details, Fai had ”penetrated the halls of Congress and successive administrations over a 20-year period to help shape U.S. foreign policy in Pakistan’s favor,” including considerable campaign contributions to Congressional members from political parties, most notably Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia and co-chairman of the Congressional Pakistan Caucus.
Yet, as Poole points out, the mainstream media reported on Fai’s arrest, but the story virtually disappeared from all of the leading news outlets, which, after considerable investigation, has led Poole to believe that “the story of Pakistan’s two-decade influence operation in the heart of Congress, the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon is the biggest Capitol Hill spy scandal you’ve never heard about.”
Click here to read the fascinating two-part report.