The feds have arrested a former Trump team member, charging him with acting as an unregistered foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Thomas Barrack, who has been under investigation by the feds for the last few years, was the chairman of Trump’s 2017 inaugural fund.
According to the Department of Justice, “Thomas Joseph Barrack, 74, of Santa Monica, California; Matthew Grimes, 27, of Aspen, Colorado; and Rashid Sultan Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi, aka Rashid Al Malik and Rashid Al‑Malik, 43, a UAE national, are accused of acting and conspiring to act as agents of the UAE between April 2016 and April 2018.”
The feds’ attention was drawn to Barrack in May of 2016 during then-candidate Donald Trump‘s speech on energy policy.
According to the 7-count indictment against him, the feds believe that Barrack “inserted language praising the UAE” into Trump’s speech, and “emailed an advance draft of the speech to Alshahhi for delivery to senior UAE officials.”
Barrack has also been charged with obstruction of justice and making multiple false statements during an interview with the feds in June of 2019.
“The defendants repeatedly capitalized on Barrack’s friendships and access to a candidate who was eventually elected President, high-ranking campaign and government officials, and the American media to advance the policy goals of a foreign government without disclosing their true allegiances,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Mark Lesko of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.
“The conduct alleged in the indictment is nothing short of a betrayal of those officials in the United States, including the former President,” Lesko added. “Through this indictment, we are putting everyone — regardless of their wealth or perceived political power — on notice that the Department of Justice will enforce the prohibition of this sort of undisclosed foreign influence.”
The DOJ reports:
“A seven-count indictment was unsealed today in a New York federal court relating to the defendants’ unlawful efforts 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 double standards among the alphabet bureaucracy in Washington, D.C. is astounding. As they continue to ignore Hunter Biden’s suspicious overseas business dealings and the connections to Joe Biden, they are going after anyone with an ‘R’ next to their names for anything they can possibly find.