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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:00 AM

Prosecutors had evidence last year to charge prominent Trump ally Tom Barrack



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EDNY had enough evidence last year to charge Tom Barrack, but held off doing so until the arrival of the new presidential admin, per ppl familiar. The Brooklyn U.S. Attorney at the time, Richard Donoghue, had expressed misgivings about the case:

Prosecutors had evidence last year to charge prominent Trump ally Tom Barrack
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn investigating Tom Barrack, a prominent ally to former President Donald Trump, for allegedly violating foreign lobbying laws had enough evidence to bring charges last...
cnn.com
4:27 PM · Jul 21, 2021


https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/politics/barrack-federal-investigation/index.html

(CNN) — Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn investigating Tom Barrack, a prominent ally to former President Donald Trump, for allegedly violating foreign lobbying laws had enough evidence to bring charges last year, but held off doing so until the arrival of the new presidential administration, according to people briefed on the matter.

Prosecutors wanted to move forward on the case and believed they could obtain an indictment, one source familiar with the matter said. The source said the investigation was mostly done well before the time period when prosecutors are discouraged from advancing politically sensitive matters ahead of an election.

But two sources tell CNN the US attorney in Brooklyn at the time, Richard Donoghue, expressed misgivings about the case. It's unclear if he delayed the case outright or if prosecutors chose not to move forward at the time knowing the US attorney would not support it.

Then-Attorney General William Barr was also known inside the department to have reservations, in general, about foreign lobbying cases, which the Justice Department has struggled to prosecute in the past.

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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:01 AM

1. Glad they did. What tune will he sing to soften the sentence? nt

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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:04 AM

2. Of course Mango Mussolini would have issued a pardon.

Anything to protect his own derrière.

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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:24 AM

3. How deep does the corruption go?

Every one of them should be charged with obstruction of justice!

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