Aljazeera interviews Robert Amsterdam for what happen in Thailand. It is very obviously to see that he is trying to avoid answering all Al Jazeera questions and change to only his prepared “propaganda” subjects. (Dom Chotivanich #Facebook)
Here are some comments from Borba Online website to answer why Thaksin should hire this guy?
In the name of what or whom?
Amsterdam is therefore best described as a lobbyist rather than a lawyer. Since his strategy does not seem to be benefiting his client very much, it is worth wondering, then, what exactly Amsterdam is lobbying for, and on whose behalf.
Given Amsterdam’s activities and spotty past, there has been speculation that he is on the CIA or MI5 payroll. Given Amsterdam’s level of contacts worldwide and his strange background prior to 2003, this is a legitimate question. Such a direct link, however, seems unlikely: these agencies would be most in need of information on the Khodorkovsky trial, but Amsterdam’s knowledge on this is in fact quite limited.
Nevertheless, without actually being a salaried agent, one may speculate that, at the very least, Amsterdam gladly trades information with Western secret services – and indeed does much of the work for them, being a “one-man Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty”.
It is also strange and dubiously ethical for an international lawyer to live in a £ 3,000,000 London home at Cavendish Avenue that is owned by a BVI-based company, or to have his professional expenses routed through a Guernsey-based limited company, Corbiere Trust Company. Surely such a murky figure is not best-placed to defend one now accused of embezzlement and money laundering.
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