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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Thomas J. Barrack, a billionaire businessman and longtime friend to former president Donald Trump, was arrested Tuesday in California and charged with violating foreign lobbying laws, obstructing justice and making false statements, officials said.



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Another Trump swamp thing has been drained.

No get out of jail free card for you Tommy.

The. Most. Corrupt. Administration. Ever.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-07-21 07:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


And just think . . . the DOJ is just beginning to scratch the surface.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-07-21 08:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He'll get pardoned when trump gets re elected because biden and garland let him get away with all his crimes.

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-07-21 01:09 PM | Reply

This guy is already being pressured to give up the Trumpkins over their skimming and scamming relating to the Trump inauguration. Barrack was chair of the party committee, which operated with twice the cash given to the Obama inauguration committee. For those watching at home, there were all sort of 'consultant fees' charged to the event, as well as room and F&B fees charged by the Trump hotel that seemed more appropriate for a Hells Angels Valentine's Day dance than a party welcoming the 45th president if this here country. Barrack might well have wet his beak too, but as a sharp business guy he was probably aware of them Trumps mode of operation when money was lying around...

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2021-07-21 01:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 | Posted by Twinpac

It takes time but I wish they would move faster.

And before anyone comes out with their BS about they are all the same and those are just liberal blah blah blah - If it was corrupt Dems I would be saying the exact same thing. Ask yourself if you would.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-07-21 01:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fat Donnie Fail and all his "friends" are traitorous criminals who at the least should spend the rest of their miserable lives in prison.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-07-21 02:55 PM | Reply

Indictment document document is here (PDF)...

Download Barrack et al. Indictment

A 46-page indictment document. A lot of info therein.

Press release from DoJ is here:

Former Advisor to Presidential Candidate Among Three Defendants Charged with Acting as Agents of a Foreign Government

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-07-21 03:31 PM | Reply


"It takes time but I wish they would move faster."

Be patient. It takes time to round up everybody they can use to flood the courtroom with federal witnesses against Trump when it's his turn ~~ which I hope will be about a month before Tues, November 5, 2024.

Picture the headlines ~~ FORMER PRESIDENT ARRESTED.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-07-21 04:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It is AMAZING how many of Dotard's close confidants have been criminally investigated/indicted. Manafort, Stone, Cohen, Broidy, Gates, Flynn, Bannon, Papadopoulos, and now Barrack, all investigated by the Drumpf DOJ, all but Barrack indicted by the Drumpf DOJ. The Reich will claim the investigations and indictments were politically motivated, but that doesn't explain how it was the DRUMPF DOJ, the most politicized the DOJ has ever been, who was responsible for everything but the charging of Barrack. Bill Barr was the most obsequious AG since the Nixon era. He did everything Dotard demanded until the end, when he knew Dotard lost the election and hanging around would mean he might get investigated/indicted like so many others in Combover Quisling's orbit. How is it that SO MANY of Dotard's close advisers, "friends," and confidants are criminals? The answer is obvious, because Drumpf is the biggest criminal to EVER occupy the WH, and he invites other to be their absolute worst around him. Hopefully more of his close circle, I'm thinking elder sons, oldest daughter, and the mob boss himself will find themselves guests on the federal dime in the not too distant future. It's too bad the DOJ wasn't so aggressive at pursuing valid charges against Dotard's criminal cabal of cabinet members.

#9 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-07-21 05:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wait .. Barack is arrested??

#10 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-07-21 08:26 PM | Reply

Why is it that Trump's circle always get arrested?!

#11 | Posted by jvel777 at 2021-07-21 10:00 PM | Reply

Why is it that Trump's circle always get arrested?!

I think it has to do with committing crimes and then getting caught.

#12 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-07-21 10:03 PM | Reply

It's almost like he hires nothing but criminals.

You know who surrounds themselves with criminals? A criminal does.

Birds of a feather and all.

Most. Corrupt. Administration. Ever.

Good job picking a real winner GOP.

#13 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-07-22 07:50 AM | Reply

probably late to this but,

yeah Trumptards, he drained the
Swamp alright...right into the
White House...

#14 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-07-22 01:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What really irks me is that one of the pay-fors for the bipartisan infrastructure bill was going to be more money for the IRS so they could audit and start collecting the $175 billion dollars per year of unpaid taxes from the 1% takers in this country. The GQP took that off the table because their funders demanded it. Of course the GQP doesn't want rich POS like Dotard and this traitor to pay their taxes, that's for the little people, the teachers, and firefighters, the shopkeepers, and cops. I am so irate about this, the Dems better put that in the reconciliation bill, I am sick and tired of paying the way of ------ like Dotard and his cabal of rich criminals!

#15 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-07-22 02:31 PM | Reply


"I'm thinking elder sons, oldest daughter, and the mob boss himself will find themselves guests on the federal dime in the not too distant future."

Wouldn't that be great? However the Trumpster Diver is very adept at never leaving his fingerprints on anything. (advice from Roy Cohn). That's why he always used scapegoats to deliver his druthers.

A prosecutor is going to need more than just a preponderance of evidence to put Trump behind bars and a whole lot of witnesses willing to plea bargain.

I'm hoping that the New York DA and AG can force Trump Org. into bankruptcy, put all his holdings in a Receivership and leave Trump struggling to find an attorney that will accept his IOU to defend him against the soon-to-follow federal charges.

That would be the icing on the cupcake.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-07-22 02:34 PM | Reply

Wait .. Barack is arrested??


And indicted!

Another criminal brought to by the Trump Crime Family.


Is their middle name!

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-07-22 03:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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