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Trump Crony Tom Barrack Arrested By The Feds

One more down and many more to go.

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Tom Barrack charged with illegally lobbying then-President Trump on behalf of UAE

Thomas Barrack, a private equity investor who is a close friend of former President Donald Trump, was arrested Tuesday morning on federal charges related to illegally lobbying Trump for the United Arab Emirates, the Justice Department said.

Barrack was chairman of Trump’s 2017 inaugural fund..

Barrack, 74, is a longtime friend of Trump’s, and the founder of the large private equity firm Colony Capital.

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by Anonymousreply 3416 hours ago

Hip hip hooray!

by Anonymousreply 1Last Tuesday at 11:14 AM

"Only the best people."

by Anonymousreply 2Last Tuesday at 11:16 AM

Even if Anusmouth never goes to jail himself, if all of his money men and enablers with power DO, then he'll forever be stuck as the old, whining fat man, holding his three incher and telling people he's actually not a loser. 😁

by Anonymousreply 3Last Tuesday at 11:20 AM

Oooh! Oooh! Please do Jared next!

by Anonymousreply 4Last Tuesday at 11:24 AM

This story is obviously made-up nonsense. Donald Trump doesn't have any "close friends".

Just pathetic hangers-on whom he despises, and grifting family members (whom he probably despises even more).

by Anonymousreply 5Last Tuesday at 11:24 AM

One corrupt motherfucker down.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Tuesday at 11:29 AM

"I don't know him."

by Anonymousreply 7Last Tuesday at 11:31 AM

Trump pardoned Elliott Broidy in January, as a reward for taking the blame for Trump mistress Shera Bechard's pregnancy (I don't think she got an abortion).

But some of the crooked lawyer's cohorts ate going down. Can Broidy still be charged with new crimes?

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by Anonymousreply 8Last Tuesday at 11:33 AM

That inaugural fund is going to be the source of many arrests, I bet.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Tuesday at 11:35 AM

Wasn't he born in Kenya?

I hear he's a mooselim.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Tuesday at 11:40 AM

I think Garland is reluctant to create a precedent for reopening cases against a political adversary’s associates, so if the Trump Justice Dept decided not to prosecute, Garland will treat it as case-closed, absent some kind of clear corruption.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Tuesday at 11:42 AM

Someone needs to locate Garland's balls and send them back to him via Fed Ex (not the USPS, thanks DeJoy!). After all, since 2016 we live in "unprecedented" times. So, Garland, SET A NEW, HIGHER PRECEDENT! We should expect our representatives to be of a higher quality of people. Letting people slide will only give us more MTGs, Laura Boeberts and Marty Gaetzes.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Tuesday at 11:47 AM

You want each Justice Dept to reopen closed cases against the President’s enemies? Let’s go after Hillary one more time the next time a Republican wins?

by Anonymousreply 13Last Tuesday at 11:54 AM

The elite protect their own, regardless of political stripe:

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by Anonymousreply 14Last Tuesday at 12:08 PM

The Justice Department is supposed to make policy without regard to politics. There are many good reasons to keep confidential grand jury records until the people involved are dead.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Tuesday at 12:16 PM

To the Feds: Could you pick up the pace a bit and arrest motherfucking Trump?!

And while you're at it...Ivanka, Junior, Eric and Kushner too!

by Anonymousreply 16Last Tuesday at 12:35 PM

Drain the swamp!

by Anonymousreply 17Last Tuesday at 12:49 PM

I see he also formerly owned Neverland Ranch. I guess he's the one who bought it from MJ's estate.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Tuesday at 1:32 PM

Ivanka must be furiously packing her Louis Vuitton luggage and searching for her passport. She may be taking an extended vacation to a non-extradition country.

That Inaugural committee was a total money laundering scheme. I hope Barrack has some info/receipts that'll help the feds indict the Trump children.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Tuesday at 1:36 PM

I'm SHOCKED!

by Anonymousreply 20Last Tuesday at 1:49 PM

I didn't realize Dann Florek dabbled in politics. I guess all that "Law And Order" experience...

by Anonymousreply 21Last Tuesday at 1:51 PM

Cunty CUNTS

by Anonymousreply 22Last Tuesday at 1:55 PM

Lock him up!

by Anonymousreply 23Last Tuesday at 2:02 PM

Bitch, I said "Lock up Barack" not "Lock up Barrack"

by Anonymousreply 24Last Tuesday at 4:34 PM

One defendant in the Barrack case fled the country in 2018 when he was first interviewed by law enforcement and hasn't been back since

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by Anonymousreply 25Last Tuesday at 7:58 PM

More:

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by Anonymousreply 26Last Wednesday at 5:42 PM

Trump drained the swamp!

by Anonymousreply 27Last Wednesday at 8:18 PM

Here's an interesting thread about Barrack and his lawyer.

If you scroll through, Tim Hogan states that he believes Barrack is on the path to flipping and going into the witness protection program.

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by Anonymousreply 28Yesterday at 4:26 AM

[quote]he believes Barrack is on the path to flipping and going into the witness protection program

None of these outrageous, soap-opera-like twists and turns that the Twitter pundits suggest ever come true, though.

by Anonymousreply 29Yesterday at 4:33 AM

R14 The elite protect their own, regardless of political stripe:>>>>>>>

I do believe .....that's an accurate assessment

by Anonymousreply 30Yesterday at 4:41 AM

The hearing for Barrack has been moved up to today. I guess he didn't want to spend the entire weekend in a jail cell.

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by Anonymousreply 31Yesterday at 5:30 AM

[quote] None of these outrageous, soap-opera-like twists and turns that the Twitter pundits suggest ever come true, though

That’s 100% true. The media entertains its audience by presenting theories of how the bad guys will ultimately sell out their kingpins and pay the price for their greedy unlawfulness. But today’s kingpins aren’t Brooklyn mafioso wearing pinky rings. They’re celebrities who’ve been stealing in plain sight for decades, and along the way they bought politicians to write laws going easy on their white collars.

And I’d like to say that while Michael Cohen is funny & entertaining, I don’t think these arrests are coming from him. I think they’re a result of investigation, just like his arrest was. Bu5 he’ll take credit because…why not? I would, too. His father in law is a high level Russian mobster and the mob doesn’t need Trump anymore, so it’s ok to let everyone think Michael took him down.

by Anonymousreply 32Yesterday at 5:39 AM

I disagree completely about Michael Cohen, R32

He has supplied at least a portion of the paper trail that is going to be the star witness to several trials.

by Anonymousreply 33Yesterday at 5:48 AM

$250 million bail for Barrack. Is that an all time record?

by Anonymousreply 3416 hours ago
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