When a candidate for U.S. president runs on an “America First” message, the last thing voters should expect to find is a secret agenda to benefit a foreign country, right? In the presidency of Donald Trump, however, anything is possible and dishonesty is the foundation for everything.
One by one the truth comes out! Trump friend Tom Barrack arrested on UAE lobbying charges https://t.co/vFnThaGqh4
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) July 20, 2021
Inaugural fund chairman and long-time, close friend of the Trumps, Tom Barrack, was arrested on Tuesday for illegally lobbying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. He is also charged with obstruction of justice and making multiple false statements to law enforcement when questioned in 2019. He was arrested along with Matthew Aspen of Colorado and Rashid Sultan Rashid Al Malik of the UAE, none of whom revealed their ties to the government of the UAE while lobbying for them, which is a federal crime.
According to CNBC:investigators became suspicious of the illegal lobbying activity during Trump’s 2016 campaign.
‘One of the events that caught their attention was a speech about energy policy that Trump gave as a candidate for president in May 2016.
‘The indictment charges that Barrack “inserted language praising the UAE” into the speech, and “emailed an advance draft of the speech to Alshahhi for delivery to senior UAE officials.”
‘For the next two years, prosecutors allege, Barrack “sought and received direction and feedback, including talking points, from senior UAE officials in connection with national press appearances Barrack used to promote the interests of the UAE.”’
The arrest comes on the heels of multiple reports that Trump’s inauguration committee, which peripherally included his daughter, Ivanka Trump, are still under investigation.
Twitter was happy to see anyone connected to the Trumps be held accountable for their actions. Read some of their comments below: