Tom Barrack, Trump's inaugural committee chair, charged with acting as agent of UAE
The indictment also charges Barrack with obstruction of justice and making multiple false statements.
"Tom Barrack, who chaired former President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee, was arrested Tuesday on charges that he unlawfully influenced the foreign policy positions of the campaign and administration to advance the interests of the United Arab Emirates, the Justice Department said.
In a seven-count indictment, unsealed in a New York federal court, Barrack, 74, and two others are accused of "acting and conspiring to act as agents" of the United Arab Emirates between April 2016 and April 2018. Barrack was also charged with obstruction of justice and making multiple false statements to federal law enforcement agents.
The trio acted "to advance the interests of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the United States at the direction of senior UAE officials by influencing the foreign policy positions of the campaign of a candidate in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and, subsequently, the foreign policy positions of the U.S. government in the incoming administration, as well as seeking to influence public opinion in favor of UAE interests," the DOJ said.
Barrack, a longtime friend of Trump's, used his friendship with Trump to get language inserted into the then-candidate's energy speech in 2016 about the importance of working with "our Gulf allies" at the behest of Emirati officials, the indictment said. He also arranged a phone call between Trump and a top UAE official in 2017, according to a court filing."
The number of people indicted in Donald J. Trump's administration may surpass the number who were indicted in Ronald W. Reagan's administration.
And Reagan was POTUS for eight years, not just four, as was Trump.
And Rudy Giuliani's license to practice law suspended in New York and Washington D.C. Remember him? Trump's personal lawyer?
His last two personal lawyers were disbarred: Roy Cohn and Michael Cohen.
Also, Trump had to pay $25 million in a law suit he lost that found his Trump University to be a scam. He and his children stole from his Trump Foundation; and for that, they cannot ever establish one again in the state of New York.
Trump was impeached twice.
(We won't bring up his personal failings of serial adulteries, paying off porn stars he shagged after his 3rd wife had his 5th child, and having 20+ women accuse him of sexual harassment and assault.)
On January 6, 2021, Trump incited a mob of armed Trumper thugs to attack the U.S. Capitol, to smear feces over the walls of the Capitol building, destroy property, to cause the deaths of 5 people and injuries to dozens more, and threaten the life of his own vice president.
But mention any of this to a Trump cultist, and they'll tell you it's all "fake news." And "whatabout Barack Obama?!"
This is how cultists in cults behave.
The fact that 30% of this country still finds Donald Trump to be worthy of their admiration and allegiance shows me that our democracy is in deep trouble and on its way toward a very, very dark time.
But he does have the power to boycott the sham investigation and remove any legitimacy of “bi-partisanship” of the “investigation” which is really a witch-hunt.
One which Liz Cheney is all too happy to participate in.
Just heard Fox radio News refer to the “Deadly Attack” on Jan 6th.
Of course, only one person died. a Trump supporter.
The REAL deadly attack is on the Constitution by Pelosi and her ilk."
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The attacks on our republic are surreal!