According to US intelligence reports, the UAE has sought to influence American political decisions to serve its interests

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The Gulf state has illegally and legally attempted to shape US policy in various White House administrations over the years

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One of the few influential campaigns involved the hiring of three former US intelligence and military officials to help the UAE monitor dissidents, politicians, journalists, and US companies

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All three admitted to providing sophisticated computer hacking techniques to the Emirati government last year

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Although national security officials were aware of some of the UAE's impressive measures

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UAE has spent more than $154 million on lobbyists since 2016 according to Justice Department records

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UAE has donated millions of dollars to American universities and think tanks

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Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to Washington, said he was "proud of the UAE's influence and the good standing in the US."

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The NIC reported how the UAE had attempted to influence US foreign policy towards the Gulf state

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