The Daily Beast reports:
The Justice Department has updated its indictment of former President Donald Trump’s billionaire buddy Thomas Barrack, documenting how he quietly tweaked the GOP platform at the 2016 Republican National Convention to avoid mentioning the Saudi royal family’s connection to the 9/11 hijackers.
On Monday, the DOJ replaced its original 46-page charging document with an expanded 55-page superseding indictment that more closely details how the financier allegedly exploited his proximity to Trump to make secret deals with the United Arab Emirates.
Barrack, who was also the chairman of Trump’s 2017 inauguration committee who got caught misspending funds while ushering in a new era of political corruption, was arrested last year on charges of foreign lobbying and obstruction of justice.
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The superseding indictment adds two new charges of making false statements to investigators to Thomas Barrack’s, a longtime friend of former President Donald Trump and chair of his 2017 inaugural committee, 2021 indictment. https://t.co/x66wOLyhnn
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Trump friend Thomas Barrack sought hundreds of millions of dollars in investments from the UAE while lobbying the Trump admin for the UAE, say prosecutors.
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