Barrack charged with illegally lobbying Trump on behalf of UAE regime

Source: CNBC

“Thomas Barrack, a private equity investor who is a close friend of former President Donald Trump, was arrested Tuesday morning in Los Angeles on federal charges related to illegally lobbying Trump for the United Arab Emirates, the Justice Department said. Barrack, who was charged in a seven-count indictment in New York federal court, was chairman of Trump’s 2017 inaugural fund. … The indictment accuses the Santa Monica, California, resident Barrack and several other defendants of unlawful efforts to advance the interests of the UAE at the direction of senior officials of that nation, ‘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,’ the Justice Department said.” (07/20/21)