(Washington) U.S. officials announced Tuesday that a relative of Donald Trump has been charged with attempting to influence the presidential candidate for the benefit of the United Arab Emirates between 2016 and 2018 by not announcing his lobbying activities.
There are allegations that Thomas Barack and two other people sought to guide Donald Trump’s foreign policy in the 2016 campaign and subsequently his administration.
The other two defendants “repeatedly invested in Mr. Barack’s friendly relations and his access to the candidate who eventually became president” to “promote the interests of a foreign government without revealing their true allegiance” to security, Mark Lesco.
Businessman Thomas Barack, 74, was an “unofficial adviser” to the Republican candidate campaign between April and November 2016, before being appointed head of the organizing committee of 45 people.E President of the United States.
Adviser on U.S. policy in the Middle East
As of January 2017, he has been advising senior government officials on U.S. policy in the Middle East.
The ministry said Thomas Barack included favorable statements to the Emirates in Mr Trump’s campaign speech on U.S. energy policy in May 2016.
In March 2017, it was reported that he had campaigned to nominate a UAE dubbing candidate for the post of US Ambassador to that country. It is reported that Barack provided confidential information to one of the other defendants about the Trump administration’s reactions to the talks between U.S. officials and Emirati representatives in the White House.
The lobbying practices in favor of foreign governments in the United States are strictly regulated, with the United Arab Emirates being the traditional regional ally in this country.
Before Thomas Barack, many other relatives of Donald Trump were convicted of their activities for the benefit of foreign governments.
Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, and his former adviser Roger Stone were particularly implicated in the 2016 investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election. They were pardoned after the former president’s term ended.