White House lawyer had represented convicted terrorist

(By: Nathan Rousseau Smith)

A White House lawyer has had quite the range of clients over the past year, representing some of the most powerful people in Washington and even an ex-terrorist.

Newly released financial disclosure documents show while lawyer James Burnham worked for law firm Jones Day, he represented a man from Saudi Arabia who was arrested for trying to build a bomb.

Khalid Aldawsari had come to the U.S. on a student visa in 2008 and was arrested in 2011 for having what the FBI said were most of the ingredients necessary to build a bomb and conducting additional research online.

Saudi National Charged In Texas Bomb Plot(Reuters)

He's now serving a life sentence. It's unclear in what way the lawyer represented him.

Burnham also disclosed that last year he received payments for representing Donald Trump's campaign, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, the Republican National Committee and Mitt Romney's presidential campaign committee.

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