Federal authorities have arrested a Florida couple who had previously been featured in news coverage of the QAnon conspiracy movement in connection with the Capitol riot. The couple 48-year-old Jamie Buteau and 44-year-old Jennifer Buteau were arrested in Florida on Thursday morning and will make their first court appearance this afternoon. Jamie Buteau faces more serious charges over pictures uncovered by federal investigators that show him throwing a chair at Capitol Police officers during the attack on Jan. 6.
According to a recently unsealed charging document, former president Trump's friend, advisor, and confidant Thomas Barrack had more extensive communications than previously known with his alleged Emirati coconspirator, Rashid Al-Malik, about their efforts to create a secret backchannel circumventing the ordinary conduct of foreign affairs. In one April 2016 exchange documented in the complaint, which is not included in Barrack's indictment, Barrack wrote to Al-Malik that an Emirati official, thought to be Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed (MBZ), ought to be aware that Barrack had a "close personal relationship with a UAE diplomat in the United States." Al-Malik wrote back, according to the complaint: "Yes, I know, but he [the UAE diplomat] can't do what you do and never will be! ... What we do he will never be able to do as diplomats!"
Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace " all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed. So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump's limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.
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