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"tom barrack" Discussed on Fallacious Trump
"If arrives of course still they stem trump. voters will have somewhere to voice. They your chance of going to get forward again. Okay this is gonna shawki. But one of trump's closest advisers has been arrested for illegally lobbying as an registered agent of a foreign government as well as obstruction of in lying to the fbi shocked. Hold on a minute. I'm just going to save that last bit of audio in a file so i can use it when this inevitably happens again after all i could have used it word for word at least five times so far. What the fuck was anyone in. The trump administration. Actually lobbying for america. Anyway this time. It's tom barrack chairman of trump's inaugural committee which incidentally is currently being sued for funding over a million dollars. Trump's private businesses barrack used his position as trump advisor to advocate on behalf of the united arab emirates including sending a draft trump's speech on energy to you a officials and inserting pro. You a phrases in the speech and repeatedly influencing foreign policy decisions in favor of the you. A billionaire barrick has been released on two hundred fifty million dollars. Bail which is the third largest bail amounted. Us history. i've said it before. But if trump really wanted hillary locked up he should have just given her job in his administration. Remember back in the heady days off. The trump lost the election was still in office invited his followers. The believers future insurrectionists. If you will to donate to the cause to overturn this fraudulent result. You do good. Cause politico published a damning report exposing the contributors money wasn't going wolves. Pointless recount silly audits and hapless lawsuits rather. Most of the phones went to the save america. Pac derided by campaign finance expert is essentially a type of slush fund with few restrictions on how the money is can be spent she yet year..
Trump Ally Tom Barrack Pleads Not Guilty to Foreign Agent Charges
"Ally and former inaugural chairman. Tom barrack appeared in federal court today where he pleaded not guilty to charges that he secretly lobbied the united states on behalf of the united arab emirates. He was arrested last tuesday in los angeles and was released on bail on friday on a staggering. Two hundred fifty million dollars bond
Trump Inauguration Chair Pleads Not Guilty to Illegal Lobbying
"Former President Trump's inauguration chairman Tom Barrack insists he's innocent of all charges against him. Barrack releasing a statement after pleading not guilty to federal charges of illegally lobbying on behalf of the United Arab
Trump Inaugural Committee Chair to Be Released on $250M Bail
"The former chair former president trump's inaugural committee is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he was secretly lobbying the U. S. on behalf of the United Arab Emirates even as he saw the diplomatic post in the Middle East Tom barrack was ordered freed on two hundred and fifty million dollars bail on Friday he was arrested Tuesday Los Angeles near his home Barrick is expected to plead not guilty to conspiring to influence U. S. policy on the UAE's behalf during trump's twenty sixteen campaign and while trump was president barrack the founder of private equity firm colony capital was among three men charged in the case in New York prosecutors say he uses long professional friendship with trump to benefit the UAE without disclosing his ties to the U. S. government I'm Julie Walker
"tom barrack" Discussed on Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast
"And watch the grinch on tv. What can you idiot. Be more like this guy then. Yesterday we got news about the arrest of yet. Another longtime trump. associate. Tom barrack who wasn't invited to trump's campaign and the chair of inaugural committee which incidentally is also under investigation unrelated to these new charges. Tom barrack the chairman of trump's 2017. Inaugural committee has been arrested on a host of charges including illegally lobbying for the united arab emirates obstructing justice and making false statements to federal agents. The washington post reports federal. Prosecutors say barrick capitalized on his friendship with and access to trump and other high ranking government officials and his relationship with us journalists to advance the policy goals of foreign government without disclosing their true alliances so wanna trump's closest confidants and advisers who secretly using his access and connection to trump to lobby the campaign and the administration as an unregistered agent of a foreign government that means various trump associates lobbying for or connected to ukraine russia turkey cutter and the u. a among others the place. The epcot world showcase of corruption. This is supposed to be the america first campaign the new working class. Gop instead it was all a bunch of millionaire. Lobbyists bankers consultants and private equity titans working for foreign countries. The so called. America first campaign was a bigger scam than subway tuna..
"tom barrack" Discussed on Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast
"Late night with seth meyers on today. Show seth chats with musician lowered but i closer look yet another associate foreign president. Trump has been arrested this time. It was the former chair of his inaugural committee. Tom barrack who is accused of illegally using his connections and access to trump to lobby on behalf of a foreign government for more on this. It's time for a closer look. There's a lot going on in the world right now. Delta variant climate disaster wealth hoarding tax dodging tech billionaires who exploit their workers racing the space and cowboy hats data playing sheriff on the hollick second data. Ref and a week is next generation. Our new mash. But i'd like to start with perhaps the most trivial and least consequential development. In the news disney unveiling its new joe biden animatronic for the hall of presidents. Look at that joe. Biden was basically made to be in the hall of presidents..
Trump Ally Tom Barrack Charged With Acting as Foreign Agent
"One of former President Donald Trump's old friends, who also advised him has been charged with trying to steer American policy in favor of a foreign country. Federal prosecutors say Tom Barrack lobbied for the United Arab Emirates between 2000 and 16 and 2000 and 18. But he did not register as an agent of a foreign country with us now is NPR contributor Ilian Marital Alia. Good morning. You've been covering the relationship between barrack and Trump for a very long time. What is their deal? Tom Barrack is a 74 year old private equity investor based in California. He's very successful. He was on the cover of Forbes. Once in 2000 and five They called him the world's best real estate investor. And in his personal style. He is smooth and gracious and self facing. He connected with Donald Trump a long time ago, 1988 when Barrack was handling the sale of the Plaza Hotel, and Trump wanted it. Trump bought the hotel for $390 million but ended up selling it a few years later at a loss but listen to how Tom Barrack described that transaction at the Republican National Convention in 2016, he says it was Trump who got the better of the deal. Barrack said Trump told him You just tell me the things that I should know? And how to fix it, and I'll do this deal. He played me like a Steinway piano. Mm. So the two men became friends. Baruch became one of the few major business leaders to endorse Trump early in 2016, and that's the point in time where this indictment picks up, Okay. And so what do prosecutors say? Baruch did According to the indictment, right around the time that Tom Barrack started raising money for the Trump campaign and vouching for Trump with the business community, he also embarked on a conspiracy to influence the candidates take positions favorable to the United Arab Emirates. So in an energy policy speech in Bismarck, North Dakota candidate Trump said he would take the United States out of the Paris climate
"tom barrack" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"I want to start with you if you want to add anything more to what i've already reported here but also who else in the administration or the campaign might this touch given the types of dealings. Tom barrack was having well. It's a really good question. Meek contain within this indictment is not a lot of indication of other individuals in the trump bit that were involved in this in some respects. You can look at this indictment and say in fact the president in the trump administration and the trump campaign were the victims of this if they were not aware of it. And there's no indication at least contained in the documents that they were. But i think the indictment raises some key questions you've laid out the overt acts or the or. The things that tom barrack did in plain english. But i have some other questions looking at the timeline of this. The conduct is from april. Twenty sixteen to april twenty eighteen and then on top of that the f. b. i. Interview is in june of twenty nine thousand nine. That's over two years ago. So why did it take until yesterday for us to hear about this. And why did it take until yesterday charges to be brought. I think there's some questions that deserve to be there and we are asking them because this seems like a long period of time. Another question i have is why. Why didn't they just file the foreign agents registration anchor work. I mean why. Don't just let us know. What tom barrack did is not necessarily illegal. It is not illegal for him to to work on behalf of a foreign government to try to lobby the president of the united states whether he's one of his best friends for thirty years or not it is illegal if he doesn't disclose it. That's all that really needed to occur here. So i think that gets us to our to the third question that i have which is. What did tom barrack receive in. Any sort of compensation any sort of preferential business assistance that he received from the varieties. I think it raises some serious questions to prove our. You don't need to prove that. He received some sort of compensation that's not included in that so it's not something that needed to be contained in the indictment but we have scant details about that and i think all three of those questions really deserve to be asked here i it just. It's a little confusing. It's two years after he allegedly lied to the fbi. All over the place including about a separate phone that he had a to conduct these communications encrypted messaging apps that why. We're just hearing about it yesterday. So barbara let's just remind people. How close tom. Barrack is donald trump. Is tom mentioned friends. For thirty years. Tom barrack actually spoke on the last night of the two thousand sixteen republican convention tom barrack ivanka trump and then donald trump accepting the nomination..
"tom barrack" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Another leg of this. Which is it turns out that mohammed bin zayed of the prince who was working through Barrack and nater was also working with nater to try to play matchmaker between the trump campaign. And the russians so nbc. George nader was setting up a a meeting for eric. Prince to meet with carol dmitri of Putin in the seychelles also around the time all of this was going on which is one of the elements that has drawn all these figures into the scope of the of the muller took putting this under the umbrella of foreign countries trying to influence the trump administration. You gotta look at several different. Uae paths and the possibility that there was some sort of overlap between what the moroccans were doing what the russians were up. I'm sorry it's that confusing. But i you know i didn't make all this up. No it's just confusing enough to give me lots of follow up questions to ask you. I mean it is always stuck out for me that we know medium if you if you just say. Let's only look the bipartisan senate intelligence committee. Even if you don't wanna look at what muller muller did the the us government has unequivocally and in a bipartisan manner determined that russia did mountain operation to try to influence the electorate in trump's trump's benefit in the two thousand sixteen election. You and your colleagues reported on a proposal to do something. That sounds very much like that. That was being organized and sort of offered by a guy and a private business context presumably. Maybe the idea was that the maradas and the saudis would would pay the cost of that if the trump campaign agreed to let it go forward they just sound so similar. Obviously they were aiming at the same thing we know the russian operation happened. Did we in the years that have passed. Have we ever gotten any close to figuring out if the other operation that was offered at that trump tower meeting. That maybe the saudis. We're gonna pay for if we ever gotten any closer to figuring out if that happened. I don't have any information. Indicating that at all we know as you suggested before is money was still changing hands between george nader working for mohammed bin zayed in the money was changing hands between him and gills amel. Who was the social media expert from israel who was involved this pitch all the way through the campaign. Joel's emma was in during the transition showing some kind of slides or powerpoint presentation to the trump team. But what went on. I don't have. I don't have any reasonably evidence. Any evidence that anything was actually done on behalf of the trump campaign by the saudis ending like this now but then you gotta you gotta look at the bigger picture. here what's happening is a mohammed ziad. The head of the members the richest man in the world. He's got one point three trillion in sovereign wealth funds. He was unhappy with the administration. He very much wanted was with the new team. Coming in the trump team coming in takes what the saudis described as a transactional mindset so here people in charge trump kushner. Who have all their lives. Been real estate developers and sellers in the real estate market and over on the other side in the emirates. You've got a the emirati is the saudis who for decades have been some of the biggest buyers for major real estate assets so hovering over all of this business being done all this political and public policy business being done between the trump white house and the saudis emirati is also the awareness win. The trump administration is over. Now they're gonna go back to their other roles where trump kushner real estate developers and the saudi nimrod is a real estate buyers and that that created a kind of a sweetness if you will around the whole relationship david. I know that you have covered tom barrack closely and covered his importance to the trump campaign and his relationship. To that world you were just describing. I just have to ask you if you were surprised to see him get indicted today. There's been reporting on him being under investigation. Him being questioned him being scrutinized by prosecutors for very long time. Did it shock you today. When you found out that he'd been arrested. It sure did boy did it. I gotta say that guy could sell snow to the eskimos if you read the indictment one of the things that comes through is how unbelievably ingratiating. He is to the people he deals with both in the trump administration and on the morality side. I mean you use the word suck up. I think he really for a guy who is seventy four years old. Let himself billionaire. He really knows how to be humble and kind of off. Shucks and he has lied and lied alive. If what does what in diamond is saying is true then. is lies about his role with the emirates and the things that he did for them it had been just tremendous and i think it was really hard for me to believe that he could lie like that if he knew that people were out there or messages were out there. That could eventually hang him up as they appear to have done. David kirkpatrick national correspondent for the new york times. I was so hoping that i was going to be able to get you here on the show to talk about this tonight. Thanks so much for making time all right as we continue to absorb the sort of implications of the trump inaugural chairman being indicted as an alleged foreign agents We've got other stories that we're covering here tonight including some important stuff that's happening right now on cova we've got lots more ahead tonight. Stay this stay with us..
"tom barrack" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"In two thousand eighteen the new york times. Has i report that in the run up to the two thousand sixteen election former president donald trump's son donald trump junior met with a man deeply connected in the middle east. He was there as an emissary of two powerful princes from saudi arabia and united arab emirates according to the times that emissary from saudi and uae told don jr. that those two countries saudi arabia and the Were both eager to do whatever they could to help. Donald trump get elected president that november also at that meeting with donald trump's son was according to the times they quote specialist in social media manipulation the times reports that his firm had drawn up a multi-million dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort. That could be used secretly covertly to manipulate the electorate to help. Donald trump got elected. It was groundbreaking reporting from the new york times back in two thousand eighteen and of course we never found out for sure whether or not that social media manipulation plan ever went into effect whether saudi arabia and the united arab emirates actually did end up supporting or it acting or funding some sort of covert plan to help manipulate social media in the us to help change voter views and voter behavior to help. Donald trump become president a lawyer for don jr. denied that he had ever seriously entertained such an idea the Descr the man who is described in the social media manipulator. He denied it all to But today we can add an interesting new data point. We learned from today's indictment of the donald trump inaugural inaugural chairman. Learned that tom. Barrack was allegedly working with the at that time to influence both the trump campaign and us policy according to the indictment. Tom barrack flew to morocco on august. Third two thousand sixteen to present this major proposal to his friends and the in terms of a new strategic alignment between that country and the united states. That date ends up being sort of important. In retrospect because on that exact same date that trump tower meeting was underway where a representative from the united arab emirates offering to help donald trump get elected with a multi-million dollar covert social media campaign on his behalf. What was going on there. between the trump campaign and his advisors and the united arab emirates yet another trump advisor now indicted as a secret foreign agent. Tom died. Tom barbaric accused by prosecutors of secretly working essentially on the uae payroll to affect us government policy and the behavior of that campaign. But that does. Today's indictment get us any closer to figuring out how we got messed with by other countries both in terms of secret foreign agents but also potentially interference in our electoral affairs in two thousand sixteen and be awed joining us. Now is david kirkpatrick. He's national correspondent for the new york. Times he's one of the reporters bylined on that story about the meeting. And trump tower first reported in two thousand eighteen. Mr kirkpatrick through pleasure to have you here. Thank you so much. I let me know if i've got any of this wrong. I feel like. I've i've learned all of this stuff as it has come out over the months and years and then you never know which part of it you're gonna have to go back to learn again. Remind yourself who's connected to who and who's been indicted already and who's been pardoned. Let me just ask you from your understanding. If i if i screwed any this up in the way that i told him. I think you've gotta pre right. It's pretty confusing. I've got to say. I'm going to add one more confusing a part of this. You've outlined at couple of parallel influence operations. One that went through tom barrack. Trump's best friend a businessman who's done business with trump also with these persian gulf princes. Then there's another one. Which is a george nader an emissary from the uae. Whose subsequent been convicted of pedophilia. Who was in there in trump tower trying to sit at the social media manipulation scheme. You gotta add that a.
"tom barrack" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Prosecution specifically to refer him to the justice department to prosecutors in the eastern district of new york for potential criminal prosecution as a foreign agent near times. I report that in the summer of twenty nineteen will now almost exactly two years later. It is in fact that. Us attorneys office in the eastern district of new york. That has in fact brought a prosecution. Today against in fact. Tom barrack for in fact allegedly being a secret foreign agent. I don't know why it took two years. For muller's criminal referral of tom barrack. As a potential foreign agent to produce an unsealed indictment to that end but two years almost to the day since that was first reported here it is and in the indictment unsealed today prosecutors allege that the the people tom barrack showed that draft speech to during the trump campaign might have been redacted in his fbi notes. From the mueller investigation. But in the indictment they spell it out they say the people who he showed the draft speech to were representatives of a foreign government representatives of the government of the united arab emirates. They alleged that tom barrack would go on to run. The trump inauguration. It'd be one of trump's biggest fundraisers they allege that he essentially let a foreign government right portions of that speech to their own liking for their own purposes. It's a forty five page seven. Count felony indictment unsealed today. And it names to defendants other than tom barracks. It's tom barrack. But it's also Somebody who worked for him at his company colony capital amending mathew grimes And also a businessman from the united arab emirates. She'd elma leak. Tom barrack and the other guy from colony capital they were both arrested and both arraigned today. But the third. Defendant in this indictment the guy from united arab emirates. He was not prosecutors. Say he is still at large. They are seeking his arrest in conjunction with this indictment. They say mr on lake was questioned by f. b. i. Agents in conjunction with this matter in two thousand nineteen and thereafter. He left the united states. Just a few days after that interview with the fbi and he has never been back in the united states. Since after tom barrack spoke with the molar investigators himself. We know that he spoke with the fbi again. In june of twenty nineteen four of the felony counts against mr barrick are for him allegedly lying to investigators during that second round of questioning. The indictment unsealed today says he lied to investigators when he told them he was never asked to do anything on behalf of the united arab emirates. The indictment says he lied when he denied to those investigators that he got a special phone and a encrypted app for him to use to communicate with officials in the united arab emirates. they say that he The the indictment says he lied when he denied putting then president elect trump and other us government officials in contact with government officials from the united arab emirates. And again tom. Barrack has pled not guilty to all of it. The four lying to investigators counts the foreign agent. Count the conspiracy count -struction of justice. He's pled not guilty to all of it. But here's the thing i want to know about. What the indictment of trump's inaugural chairman. Tom barrack makes clear is and i wound a lot of people from the trump administration and the trump campaign have been arrested and wow a lot of them are either alleged or confessed secret foreign agents that remains unsettling that can happen once it can presumably happen again but also what damage was done there more specifically in this case though the picture that is laid out in the indictment. It's a really really usually. I read from the court documents here. I'm not doing that at length today because the document is the indictment is really really dense. It's a little bit like reading math in some cases. But if you can sign it if you can read all of its worth readings forty five pages. It's not that long kind of sit with per second. You do get this kind of scary overall picture. Which is what prosecutors are saying happened here with this secret foreign agent operating at the top of the trump campaign and the trump transition and the trump inauguration prosecutors say are saying here is that this was a really successful operation. This worked very well for the united arab emirates. And for tom barrack it was a very successful very lucrative thing for both sides right up until the handcuffs moment for mr barrot today. I mean as laid out in the indictment. The united arab emirates got a lot out of having this guy highly placed source in this highly placed. Part of the us government. They got a heads up on who the new administration was picking for. Its top foreign policy and national security positions. They got to exert influence over. Who was considered by the trump administration to be ambassador to the united arab emirates. They literally got to script language from this advisor to the new president that he used in all his media interviews around the campaign praising emirates and it's leaders total boot-licking terms. They loved that they wrote the language for him to use in those interviews from him they got according to prosecutors. They got inside or help turning the united states in an abrupt u-turn abrupt one eighty against a country. That's their rival cutter. They turned us against cutter even though the. Us has a longstanding relationship with cutter and a gigantic us military base. There prosecutors allege that tom barrack as the sort of inside man for this foreign country got the trump administration in the. Us government to do that. They got language. They wanted from trump in that big energy speech that he did on the campaign. The one for which tom barrack sent in his notes on the draft they got inside or help inside the trump administration scuttling a trump administration. Plan that there should be a big camp. David meeting involving the warring gulf states united arab emirates didn't want that according to the indictment they got tom barrack to get called off over and over and over again. They got what they wanted because they had this highly placed source at the very top of the us government. They got what they wanted. Worked for them. And tom barrack he worked for him to. Of course the new york times reporting that in the three years after trump became the republican nominee for president in the summer of two thousand sixteen in the three years following him getting the nomination the and their close ally the saudis collectedly shoved one. Point five billion dollars into.
Trump Ally Tom Barrack Charged With Acting as UAE Agent
"Another. Close trump associate arrested and charged with crimes of corruption. And his name is tom. Barrack is a billionaire businessman. He is accused of illegally lobbying. Donald trump on behalf of the united arab emirates prosecutors in the eastern district york today. Unsealing a huge seven count. Forty six page. Indictment go through it. We've got a reporter. Who's reporting on this. But this is a very important development a bunch of reasons not the least of which because when we last met here at this desk last night we were talking about the fate of the rule of law in the air of donald trump and particularly in the period where the justice department changed hands from attorney general in bar and then the final days of the trump administration. The lackey jeff rosen to joe. Biden's new attorney. General merrick garland last night. Here on this program. We were critical of the fact that justice department had according to reporting declined to prosecute trump's secretary of commerce wilbur. Ross that was according to reporting from both the associated press and government executive. Now that decision not to prosecute a came after the commerce department's own inspector general found at loss had lied to congress about a citizenship question that he wanted to add to the twenty twenty cents. We have an important update to that story. The government executive have both issued corrections. Clarifying that in fact it was the trump justice department that made the decision not to prosecute. Ross not the biden administration which is of course a very very big difference
"tom barrack" Discussed on KCRW
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I'm Mary Louise Kelly and I'm Ailsa Chang, a close adviser to former President Donald Trump, is facing federal charges. Prosecutors say that Thomas Barrack exploited his ties to Trump to win influence for a foreign government. In this case, the United Arab Emirates. NPR's Carrie Johnson has been following this story, and she joins us now with more. Hey, Carrie. Hey, Elsa. So remind us who is Tom Barrack, and what kind of trouble is he in? Exactly. Barrack is a real estate investor with close ties to Trump. He chaired Trump's Trump. He chaired Trump's inaugural committee. But the new charges don't have anything to do with that. Rather, prosecutors say Baruch leveraged his influence with candidate than President Trump to win favorable treatment for a foreign government. Now those kinds of influence campaigns inside the U. S are supposed to be disclosed to the Justice Department. But the indictment says Baruch never filed that paperwork. And when he was trying for a federal job, he left that work off the forms when he met with the FBI. He lied about it, they say. But if this is a case about influence, what did Barrick allegedly do here to help the United Arab Emirates? Court papers say that Barrick really tried to cultivate influence from the very beginnings even in during the 2016 campaign that he inserted language favorable to the United Arab Emirates and one of Trump's speeches. Back Then, he told the Heat to create a wish list of policy goals for the whole Trump administration. He allegedly lobbied the White House to avoid a meeting at Camp David during this blockade in Qatar by the A and other Middle Eastern governments. He even made a bid to be the American ambassador and said it would be good for Abu Dhabi. He also spouted talking points on TV and in an op ed all according to the indictment. And I understand that prosecutors right now are arguing that Tom Barrack is a flight risk. Why is that? Yeah, Barrack was picked up in Los Angeles. But this case really is filed in Brooklyn Prosecutors. Mayor want him detained in custody. They say he's really wealthy and well connected with access to a private plane. He's a citizen of Lebanon and has ties to the of course, both countries. Lack extradition treaties with the U. S. The government wants to move to Brooklyn. Then they can argue before judge they say about whether he can be released pending trial. And what is barracks hang about all that? I reached his lawyer, Matt Harrington View email. The lawyer says Baruch made himself available Voluntary T voluntarily to the investigators from the outset that he's pleading not guilty today. Barrick has a lot of resources and his disposal. It will be interesting to see where this case goes. Exactly. I should mention. Prosecutors also charged an employee of barracks investment firm today. Wow. Okay, well before we let you go. Barrick is the latest in a number of people close to former President Trump, who have now been charged with federal crimes. Can you talk a little bit about that? Yeah, it's a long list. Also remember before they received clemency, Trump Adviser Roger Stone and Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort had been convicted of federal offenses in Trump's former personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is still under active investigation. The FBI raided his office is this year and c'est Something like 21, different electronic devices and Trump's one time lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty and served prison time as part of a hush money scheme during Trump's presidency. The real question is, is this Barrett case the last shoe to drop or is more coming? To be continued. That is NPR's Carrie Johnson. Thank you, Carrie. You're welcome. To China now where the ruling Communist Party mounted a revolution, then won a civil war more than 70 years ago. These days on the eve of its 100th birthday, the Communist Party is trying to keep its revolutionary spirit alive by sending its cadres or members to party history. Bootcamp. NPR's Emily Fang visited one of these elite party academies and brings us this story. I got to you can on the usual that they got the director of the Kennan Executive Leadership Academy strolls through its sandy colored campus. It searches are designed to mimic the caves carved straight into the cliffs that Communist soldiers lived in for 13 years here, while headquartered in Yenan City. The party fled here in the 19 thirties after a grueling journey on foot. It used the remoteness of Yenan for protection against the Japanese and to regroup so they could best arrival Political party later on. So, yes, Young. Nearby about 40 cadres unfold little plastic stools outside a cave chairman mounted on once lived in We're getting a lecture today on how the chairman won support from the people of Yenan in the 19 thirties, But me, me introduce the pedagogical style is somewhere in between that of a Bible study and that of a business school. It's an honor to be plucked out of the Chinese Communist Party is roughly 90 million members and invited to the Leadership Academy. The idea is to use case studies drawn from party mythology to inspire present day members. When I came here to charge my batteries, says some dead wrong meaning to invigorate his belief in the party. Some normally rights policy is a mid level party official with the Heilongjiang Provincial government. But he's taking time off for two week refresher course on what the party calls the spirit of Yunnan. Shorthand for frugality and dedication to the common people to the surety. Studying.
Trump Ally Tom Barrack Charged With Acting as Agent of UAE
"tom barrack" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"For you in this hour of the weekend edition of Bloomberg business week. We take a look at private equity something close to my heart. Yes. Indeed. And what's fascinating about this story. Very quietly Apollo has been accumulating buying into assets. And what they're really looking to do is become the next GE capital. And this is all happening with the backdrop of so much money going toward private equity funds. Plus soft savory mortar della moves beyond the deli platter. That's in our pursuit section clearly is one of my favorite stories of the week. But first President Trump's inaugural committee. It's under the microscope. Lawmakers regulators investigators and in the magazine this week. So this week the democrat leading the house committee on the judiciary sent a letter to Tom barrack, Chris we know who he is Jason of colony capital, he was the former chairman of Donald Trump's inaugural committee. And this letter was asking about the inaugural committees work. Well, and specifically one of the issues that's come up is the classic. What did he know? When did he? No know it. And when did he say what he said right and claims not to have said, we're talking about the president, of course. And here with us Caleb Melby. This is a fantastic story found only online BusinessWeek dot com. Check it out there, but Caleb tell us what's going on. This is about planning a party. This is about planning a party, a huge party a party that costs about one hundred million dollars around the inauguration of president. Then President-elect Trump. Of course that inaugural effort is now under a bunch of investigations the latest as you point out is the letter from the House Judiciary committee asking questions, but there's also federal prosecutors in New York and attorneys general in DC and New Jersey who are looking a very broad based way at how this committee for the inaugural party raised the money, deployed the money. It's relationships with donors one hundred seven million dollars a record write a record about twice about twice as much AS Roma's which had been record before fifty three million. So the White House has recently said that Trump had nothing to do with the planning of the party in his honor. And we knew from sources around the campaign the transition. And the inaugural, but that that wasn't quite true. So we set out to tell the story of how Trump helped plan his own party and anyone who's been following Trump as president as candidate as businessmen over the last twenty or thirty years probably could ascertain. He's going to be involved because he is a showman. I mean, and he understands the power of visuals and tell us how exactly he got involved because he went he went very deep. So some very broad top level things like as they were planning this from the earliest days like he would call his good friend, Tom barrack, who's chairman of the inaugural in real time as they were having meetings and trying to figure stuff out. So he could weigh in. And he also was very curious for a while in the idea of selling exclusive rights to either some or all of the inaugural to broadcast companies in his favorite for a while was FOX site. To be fair. President Obama did that too. Didn't he to certain parts? So Obama is sold certain parts to HBO, and I believe ABC, so that would not have been precedent. But he personally had some calls with Jeff Zucker, president of CNN where they discussed where it might be CNN and FOX. No, no, exclusive rights deals ever came to fruition. But a lot of the discussions around that we're taking care of by Trump himself. There is also the issue of the rock cats. I'm not sure if you remember this, but the rock cats, the famous New York City dance troupe James Dolan announced say we're going to be performing for the inauguration. Trump loves the rock cats, and but immediately after they were announced some members of the rock cats spoke out on Instagram, and they were unhappy to be performing for president with these politics. So Trump got very nervous, and he called the inaugural committee. He called Tom barrack. And he and he said, hey, do we still have the rock cats? They did perform. These anecdotes go on and on. But, but but the point being the president was, of course, intimately involved in the planning of this thing and that could raise, but that alone is not a problem. No, of course, not where does the problem arise because I think people are listening saying, well, so what you want the rock cats. He likes to party hearty cares about these things where does the problems to make the connection for sure? And yeah, that's totally reasonable. And it only becomes weird win. Trump's spokeswoman at the White House. Sarah, Huckabee Sanders. Several times that he had anything to do with this other other than going to the balls raising his hand over the bible and everything else. And that's just a weird relatively easily disprove -able thing to say. And and then you have to wonder if that intern exposes him in any of these broad based investigations that are going on around the house right in terms of how the money was raised or you whatever. Well, that's the thing is investigators questions are so broad right now, it's really hard to figure out what exactly thereafter. But we do know they are asking about how the money was raised. How was spent interactions with donors? It's it all seems to be on the table. We should note that some of the people who have of late been in the news for some of these ongoing investigations, including Rick gates, you need to Paul Manafort an employee at one point I believe of Tom barracks as well. Yes. Yeah. He was he was later hired as a consultant to barracks firm. Then colony northstar now colony capital. Yes. So gates was deputy chairman of the inaugural effort. He of course, has already pled guilty to conspiracy in line to the FBI in relation to work. He did unrelated to the campaign in the inauguration in Ukraine with his former boss, Paul Manafort, that's reporter Kayla Melby a little bit more insight into the president or then President-Elect Donald Trump's inaugural committee. Great color in that story in clearly.
"tom barrack" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
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"tom barrack" Discussed on Tony the Movie Guy
"He was just a friend and it was it was much more surreal. The most surreal it's ever been was on my last film with Tom barrack, which and again to. Yeah, just because it was funny because he's like this guy seen in a million thing. Platoon man. Yeah. Yeah, but it's always surreal and it's always a real too. 'cause like Like you. you, you do the read throughs and stuff, and so they read them. But then when you see 'em really acting and getting motion with your writing. That's strange and cool. That's amazing. Yeah. Okay. So how did it progress from that? I liked the way we're this is going fluidly. Yes. So I did two more very small movies after that, which ones though. So I did one call to poison the dark which only wanna talk about because it was a fucking catastrophe. Yeah, I wrote that one and I handed off to a director who was very wrong for the material, and it was a train wreck, and we did like sixty grand and we never finished it. And after that, that was the one where I said, you know what I needed to wrecked his, and I said, I don't know how to direct like. So why. Why did you come to again, I'm fascinated with you as a filmmaker how you've kind of taken on the hat. The reason for that is so the odds of finding an amazing director at the level, the. Level that I was at, which went the bottom, who's perfect for my material were so infinite tesimony small like I would rather them just be me like if it's gonna be a catastrophe, let it be mine. Yeah, like I could get incredibly lucky and like find some fucking brilliant director who totally vibes with my work, but the odds are against it didn't happen. You didn't have spill bug lining up to widen. I just take this on do it. And so it was like at least let me give it a shot and I really enjoyed it. And so the first one I directed was called the two dogs. And again, we did it for like seventy five thousand, and it was another lesson which was it's so hard to finish a movie for that low of a budget. And so that one we actually still are finishing that was five years ago. It's not released. That's not know that one still getting done, what kind of genre. So that movie, the brief pitch was about a little girl. She was like, I think, wrote her is like twelve or thirteen, and she was in a really bad situation at home or she was being sexually abused by her stepdad. Yeah, you right. Light doc material always. But this about was this. Was the the little angel and devil the CPO sitting on people's shoulders from their animal house. Yeah, they were real people in. They're sitting in a room and they're trying to influence this girl in watching her life on like a screen and trying to influence her in opposite directions was really clever script I knew was cool and it was like low budget, but seventy. You can't make sure seventy right? It's I mean like you can, but you have to get incredibly lucky to do this is in post production. Hell right now is we? Yeah, we still need a little bit more money even finish the post. But after that, push that one through because you like it and be, it sounds. It was a jury scrip when after that, what what happened? And I guess this was kind of the start of my like legitimate film career was. I was, I met this guy. I wrote the script caught on the Starlight ends, and I, I knew it was amazing and like it got me a manager got me lawyer..
"tom barrack" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Tom barrack anna's the picture earlier trying to build a grid did you say between the trump campaign those aarab leaders when we were doing the native reporting i wondered how is it that the in saudi arabia can feel so confident about trump have make this so positive about trump the uae would send this emissary to jump campaign offering their help some of that becomes clear when you look at the communications that tom barrack had with the maroney embassador tom barrack also had a pre existing relationship with paul manafort which you describing some if you're near reporting and he's in fact the person is credited with bringing paul manafort is otherwise sort of a fringe figure in republican politics on board to the trump campaign where he'll to midly became chairman what role does paul manafort play in this potential part of the investigation i don't know of any specific role but there's an interesting part of this where tom barrack trust is set up a meeting between paul manafort and then the deputy crown princess saudi arabia mohammad bin salman and that's that's quite a thing it was discussed between a usable taiba the ambassador and tom barrack as a prelude to actually bringing nbs as he's known together with the candidate and it's a it's a rather advanced effort to try to hook up the campaign with saudi arabia and specifically with 'em bs at a time when he wasn't yet the successive of thrown when he was still making his move within saudi arabia to put himself in that position so although it sounds like that meeting didn't come off they got as far as paul manafort saying let's do it friday let's go to your hotel devoid the press and in the aftermath even the meeting itself didn't happen the work that tom barrack did to try to sell the campaign on the saudis and sell the saudis on the campaign had some benefits we saw them changing the republican party platform in a way that health the saudis and we saw manafort communicating through through tom barrack to the arabs to say look we're moderating this policy on a muslim ban don't worry it's not as bad as seems david kirkpatrick international correspondent for the new york times it really appreciate your time thanks for helping.
"tom barrack" Discussed on The 45th
"Cloud and that's where muller's team got them from they also got him because the witnesses turn them over but he is your he is out on bail he is facing really serious charges he's been a lotta time prison and he decides this is the right time as there is like the entire force of the department justice is like coming down on me to try to tamper with witnesses over my phone beautiful it's because this guy is so screwed from so many different angles and that's why i think when people said oh they want to get you know metaphor to flip i don't think they ever wanted metaphor to flip i think they always had so much on metaphor that they realize it could already know maybe in you have gates already who's is business partner he already flipped and then he does this and it just goes to show the type of people that donald trump surrounded himself with again paul manafort was the campaign chair right now trump as well i didn't really know that well they've been they've gone back decades it was it was trump's friend tom barrack the businessmen the billionaire who's the one who actually told them to get manafort as campaign chair so kind of trump didn't really know about the same time u2 sided as the presidential nominee to make this guy your campaigner for several months in the summer and look at the people around him paul manafort multiple indictments rick gates business partner as already pled guilty michael flynn first national security advisor now there's three already guilty several russians indicted you seem to be incapable of criticizing for all these people around you including your favorite jeff sessions have just casually ohm.
"tom barrack" Discussed on AM Joy
"Tom barrack is an interesting figure because he's one of the few people that has the confidence of both paul manafort and donald trump and of course rick gates tom barrack has known paul metaphor for about four decades now they met in beirut forty years ago and of course he's known trump for almost as long decades almost three decades so when the president needed or then candidate donald trump needed someone to wrangle delegates for him at the convention paul manafort stepped in and said i really want to work for this campaign right and he told tom barrack please connect me with the president and tom barrack said okay i'll write you a glowing cover letter and in that cover letter tom burke mentioned that pullman for it would be willing to work for free and this was a really interesting thing so tom bags importance in all this is that he serves as a nexus between the president and paul manafort and of course after the election and after after paul manafort was ousted from the campaign because he was revealed to have all these shady payments from the ukrainian government tom barrack went ahead and he hired ricky as paul manafort's deputy and right hand man and of course a lot of people in the trump transition team were questioning tom barracks judgment about that they said why would you hire someone who has so much baggage and that just raises more questions about what was the why did tom barrack feel compelled to keep around even after paul manafort left and of course after paul manafort left the first place he went was to topics yacht the coast of greece so these men are very very close.
Protests staged for gun control, gun rights outside NRA meeting
"The russia probe touting tax reform i'm ann cates a longtime friend of the president has been interviewed as part of the probe into russian interference in the election and any trump campaign connections to the kremlin correspondent boris sanchez source with knowledge of the matter indicates that tom barrack met with a special counsel back in december of two thousand seventeen this is notable because of his proximity to president trump two men knowing each other for some forty years eric was even considered for top role within the administration it's also notable because of his proximity to other figures within the campaign namely former campaign chairman paul manafort and his deputy rick gates the new york times is reporting that president trump do about a one hundred thirty thousand dollar payment to porn star stormy daniels months before he issued a denial in april ahead of tuesday's primary in ohio president trump is discussing the us economy today in cleveland correspondent polo sandovol reports that independence were small business owners who say they benefited from tax reform the cording to several folks that we heard from inside that venue is seems to be working you heard from a charlene thornton who says she wrote a letter to the president said not expecting a response and here she is today one of the people who've been invited to be part of this round table that is discussing several issues but the main focus here of course that tax reform legislation at the national rifle association meets in dallas demonstrators are calling for stricter gun control laws set up just blocks from the nra convention actress and activist alyssa milano encourage people to go to the polls to create change at a no oray rally leaders that are not being paid off by the gun lobby both leaders that will protect your rights and your safety convention and protests run through tomorrow clayton neville dallas counter protests are also plan this afternoon i'm ann cates seven hundred sixty wjr news gene fogel good afternoon they're not been at least two deaths attributed to the high winds and power outages that hit the area thirty four year old man died early this morning on detroit's west side after he.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained at Moscow protest: ally
"I don't know man cbs news correspondent carter evans says hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate several new vance form authorities really aren't sure how long these eruptions could last but they're urging everyone to follow the evacuation orders because when the lavas flowing first responders may not be able to get kilowatt has been erupting continuously since nineteen eightythree but usually not like this cbs news correspondent bill ray cost is one of president trump's closest friends has been asked questions by special counsel robert muller's team three separate sources tell the associated press that tom barrack met with federal investigators who have been working on the russia probe barrick spokeswoman is declining to comment he's known the president for decades one of mr trump's closest advisors through the presidential campaign and into the administration america's also a leading fundraiser for the president and oversaw fundraising for the inauguration bill rakoff cbs news washington the group that monitors political repression in russia's is hundreds of people have been arrested them day of nationwide protests against the upcoming inauguration of ladimir putin for a new sixyear term as president the group says more than seven hundred people have been arrested in moscow where demonstrators crowded into one of the city's main squares cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer rallies often take place in areas which are not sanctioned for public protests so that the russian authorities can call them illegal and it gives them an excuse to go in and round people up observers say overall nearly sixteen hundred people were arrested in twentysix russian cities well the track surface at churchill downs has been downgraded to sloppy just ahead of the kentucky derby showers have been falling since midday in louisville the surface was listed as fast to begin the racing car and then went to muddy sloppy zero flash flood watch in effect sports reporter edward peak says this is traditionally a rough race anyway it's the first time around the to turn track and another thing is it's twenty horses there's probably more bumping in the kentucky derby especially early in the race than any other race these horses will run in in their careers justify is the odds on favorite to win the race bus soggy track means it could be pretty much any horses race at the derby the race is the.
"tom barrack" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"So the only thing i can tell you about gates rick gates from what i uh i know is that he was like a mini manafort he had a i don't know exactly what his position in the in the campaign was working under manafort but apparently when manafort got jettisoned uh gates because gates it also been lobbying on behalf of the ukrainian government and yakubovitch i think is how we pronounce his name gates teamed up or basically ingratiated himself with that guy barack the tom barrack town barry oh yeah ask guy and explained to remind everybody was on our roads or he was one of the character testimonials about trump at the convention that's right and i can't remember what he uh what his business it he's no variables the is a real estate guy i don't think he's just a film producer a motivational speaker and a motivational speaker and i was that was really came through on his speech the best part about this though so barrick when he comes in to meet trump brings gates and uh or did i don't know if this is still happening but gates was directly working for tam tom barrack basically follwing the it's it's unclear when some time the beginning of the year maybe after the after the election and so this is the best or this from the daily beast is back in june white house staff noted that his presence speaking of gates was conspicuous since the president didn't even like him.
"tom barrack" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"When the president is surrounded by people he brings erratic yeah yeah and john kelly hasn't actually managed to change the white house very much in terms of its levels of kale's right they're still clearly a lot of confusion coming out of the white house it's not the tight ship he hoped it was going to be implemented these changes tom barrack says that he does still speak to him once a week but it seems that having those people around the president light tom barrack who described his relationship with president is subservient because i've never needed anything for him but i am subservient to him and other people saying he's managed to mass such as ego well and manage the president's ego well that may be making their presence moods bleak but i am not sure that on the positive side joan the the changes that kelly's made to haven't stopped the tweeting they haven't nothing's make things less chaotic you got to take a step back and think about what we're talking about is you read the city's craze the president making contained being bubble wrapped by people around him so he's that armed himself and others country we've gotten so deep into the trump thing the trump years already that this feels like a story that we've seen a few different times a different version of it but again this is not normal this is crazy that were talking about putting the right people in place to contain the man sitting in the oval office right now and i would just said the twentyfifth amendment still a lot of people tweet about it and shout about the twentyfifth amendment remains a longshot because it's the clause that would be invoked.
"tom barrack" Discussed on Q'ed Up
"Profited off of the dot com bust uh and of course the great recession near this other thing about tom barrack is he's just like one of these tremendous outside outsized personalities um he's known donald trump uh since the 1980s when he helped donald trump by the plaza hotel in new york and that's a why that longstanding three decade relationship is why trump had him introduce ivanka at the republican national convention in the weirdest introduction ever this is this is a while but i have to tell you i feel like the and show via on evocative caesars salad i know you're salivating that and you're gonna get it he has this wave speaking where a similar to our presidents his sentences start in one place in end up some place completely different uh he paces the stage like a motivational speaker uh in pretty much all of his speeches and he says things like um you know i mean in when he was just starting his real estate business a buying up singlefamily homes he likened it to being in the jungle this is my investment philosophy is you man up or woman up and you walk into a jungle were no one else wants to be and you swaying and you fight and you bite and eventually if you're successful they're all swinging with you and then you've got to move to another jungle over the course of the past year you visited a lot of homes that had been owned by county star word and you were saying that the bonuses case is a little bit different because it's in oakland it's not where most of their homes are located but can can you can take us through some of the similarities of of what they faced in terms of a sort of what they say was a slum lord an absentee landlord and other renters that you met in the course of your investigation the federal reserve bank of atlanta did a big report about what was going on in fulton county in the heart of atlanta which was colony's largest market and they found that in atlanta.