US, Trump’s right-hand man arrested. He owned the Costa Smeralda
Another Donald Trump loyalist ended up in jail. Tom Barrack, a billionaire businessman and close friend of the former president, was also arrested in California on Tuesday Usa, which in 2017 – reads the Corriere della Sera – had entrusted him with the commission in charge of organizing the inauguration ceremony at the White House. Barrack, 74, Lebanese origins and owner of the entire Costa Smeralda for a decade, is accused by the Brooklyn federal court along with two other people of violating federal laws, operating as an agent of the United Arab Emirates between April 2016 and April 2018 , but also of obstructing justice and making false statements to federal agents in June 2019.
“This behavior – said the head of national security at the Justice Department, Mark Lesko, – is nothing more than a betrayal of American officials, including the former president”. Leveraging – continues the Corriere – his long-standing relationship with Trump, which he had saved from bankruptcy and for which he raised millions of dollars during the election campaign, Barrack would have tried to influence American foreign policy by promoting the interests of the United Arab Emirates without however register as a lobbyist or reveal to administration officials that he was working on behalf of another country.