Here is Bret Baier reporting last night that a briefing attended by three Democratic members of Congress “on the effects of drone strikes in Yemen almost included someone from an organization whose leader has ties to Al-Qaeda.” But the State Department denied the visa request of the person from the organization, saving the Democrats from an even bigger embarrassment. The three Dems reportedly included Florida Rep. Alan Grayson.
You can’t make this stuff up!
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The representative of a human rights group headed by a designated al Qaeda terrorist was denied a visa by the State Department after being invited by congressional Democrats to discuss drone strikes.
Mohammad Al Ahmady, the Yemen director for Geneva-based NGO Al Karama, was expected to brief Reps. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.), Barbara Lee (D., Calif.), and Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) the morning of the Nov. 19, according to press release from Grayson’s office.
Ahmady, who also serves as a top official in an al Qaeda-linked Yemeni political party, did not attend because of visa issues. The State Department said it could not comment on visa matters. . . .