"Romney Adviser John Bolton Campaigns For Alleged Terror Group"
On June 23, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and current Mitt Romney adviser John Bolton was among several prominent former U.S. officials, politicians and commentators who appeared at a rally in Paris in support of the Mojahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), an Iranian dissident group classified by the U.S. as a “foreign terrorist organization.” According to a report in ProPublica, at least one participant will return his $20,000 speaking fee for the event. Another Romney adviser, Mitchell Reiss, has campaigned on behalf of the group in the past, but not as tirelessly as Bolton, who advocates regularly for attacking Iran over its nuclear program. This is at least the third rally this year Bolton has appeared alongside the MEK’s leadership. Romney said in December he wasn’t familiar with the group.