Amos Hochstein is a former lobbyist who represented the dictator of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, and is currently being eyed by the Biden administration for a position in the State Department.
Amos Hochstein is being looked at by the Biden administration to cut off the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, this pipeline would connect Russia to Germany. The matter is very serious and has massive geopolitical impact, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s major goals. While something needs to be done about this pipeline many are concerned over Amos Hochstein’s record.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who Hochstein lobbied for, has been accused of some very serious crimes including cannibalism.
From the UK Independent:
Whatever his other faults, Zimbabwe’s leader – to take one example – has never been accused of cannibalism. But if Obiang’s opponents are to be believed, the dictator of Equatorial Guinea likes nothing more than to eat the testicles of those who have crossed him. Since Mann is accused of plotting to overthrow Obiang to get his hands on the tiny state’s massive oil wealth, he could be excused for having sleepless nights.
Severo Moto, the exiled politician whom Mann and his fellow adventurers hoped to install in power, says Obiang “systematically eats his political rivals”. He once told Spanish radio that the ruler “has just devoured a police commissioner. I say ‘devoured’, as this commissioner was buried without his testicles and his brain”. Other opponents have had their livers removed, although it is not known whether they were served to the president.