Interview of Michael Springman,
AJ: I’m reading from a transcript from the BBC Newsnight report with out good friend, Greg Palast. Let me just read two paragraphs from this then we will go to our guest.
“PALAST: Newsnight has uncovered a long history of shadowy connections between the State Department, the CIA and the Saudis. The former head of the American visa bureau in Jeddah is Michael Springman.
Joining us for this newsmaker interview this evening is Michael Springman. Michael, thank you so much for joining us this evening. Great to have you on the show, Michael.
MS: Thank you.
AJ: Give us a little more about your bio about yourself and then break this incredible story down for us.
MS: Okay. Basically, I?ve worked for the federal government for slightly more than 20 years. First, with the Commerce Department International Foreign Trade Administration and then with the Dept. of State. I?d been a Consulate officer in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a commercial attach↑