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The UAE’s illegal influence over the United States

Federal authorities say Barrack, a longtime friend of Donald Trump, secretly lobbied in the US on behalf of the UAE [Henry Romero/Reuters]
Federal authorities say Barrack, a longtime friend of Donald Trump, secretly lobbied in the US on behalf of the UAE [Henry Romero/Reuters]

Last week, one more name was added to the list of Donald Trump advisers indicted after serving the former president of the United States. Thomas Barrack has been charged with facilitating illegal influence by the United Arab Emirates on the US. How much influence did the UAE have and what is the US doing about it?

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Ben Freeman (@BenFreemanDC), Director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative (@InfluenceWatch) at the Center for International Policy (@CIPolicy) and author of The Foreign Policy Auction

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Source: Al Jazeera

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