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.
Nothing but the best people, amirite?
It’s pretty serious stuff, it seems Barrack was grifting a buck and lobbying AGAINST US interests and was doing it unregistered and from the very get-go of the 4th Reich. I’m guessing we are gonna see a pattern.
Anyway, there’s a whole conga-line of people involved in the inauguration that are being investigated, including The First Shady Ivanka and Junior Mints. A lot of money was raised, little was spent, and no one knows where the difference went.
I don’t think Barrack is likely involved in that petty grift, but he’s in enough trouble right now as it is. This will be one to watch as he’s long been a Friend of the Füror.