Former US President donald trump and his circle of friends face several legal investigations in several ways. Now one of his longtime friends, along with his accomplice, is charged with serving as an “unregistered foreign agent.” NBC News.
What happened: California billionaire Tom barracks and his former assistant Matthew Grimes “met with and took instructions from the United Arab Emirates” for a period of two years beginning in 2016, Assistant US Attorney Hiral Mehta told the Brooklyn federal jury, the report said.
Barrack used his closeness to the former US president to help the UAE gain access to Trump and then-senior government officials, Mehta reportedly said. At the behest of the UAE, Barrack got Trump to talk about the importance of working with “our Gulf allies” in a 2016 campaign speech on energy, he added.
Barrack was never under anyone’s control and the charge that he acted as a foreign agent was “downright ridiculous,” according to his attorney Michael Schachter allegedly argued.
“The idea that Tom Barrack was controlled by anyone is nonsense,” he said.
“He did things because he wanted to,” Schachter said, adding that he was “an innocent man.”
US law requires anyone operating under the control of foreign governments or foreign officials, other than diplomats, to register with the US Attorney General. The New York Times said.
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