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2021-07-20 9:49:38 PM  
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2021-07-21 8:09:43 AM  
Wow. It's amazing how much insane stuff happened that some rather big stuff got pushed aside.

I was always curious about the weird UAE stuff, and just assumed it was something like this. But now we know for certain.
 
2021-07-21 8:10:27 AM  
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2021-07-21 8:11:08 AM  

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Ain't nothin' gonna happen.jpg.

He'll pay a small fine and go into retirement to have books ghostwritten for him about how he was serving his country the best way he knew how.
 
2021-07-21 8:14:22 AM  
We don't prosecute white collar crime in this country (actually on this planet).  White collar crime laws are just suggestions.  Once in a while, a few token criminals get their hands slapped and everyone moves right along doing crimes.
 
2021-07-21 8:15:35 AM  
Deathfrogg:

Ain't nothin' gonna happen.jpg.

He'll pay a small fine and go into retirement to have books ghostwritten for him about how he was serving his country the best way he knew how.


And... which one was that?
 
2021-07-21 8:16:53 AM  
"al-Malik was living in Los Angeles for years before fleeing the U.S. three days after an April 2018 interview by law enforcement."

I guess that interview went well.
 
2021-07-21 8:18:52 AM  
Trump always did say that Barack guy was up to no good!
 
2021-07-21 8:22:41 AM  
Are the walls closing in for real this time?
 
2021-07-21 8:23:46 AM  
"In his statement, Lesko characterized the alleged conduct as "nothing short of a betrayal of those officials in the United States, including the former President."

Right. Because he's such an unwitting victim.

He read and agreed with those speeches with the UAE's talking points embedded.
 
2021-07-21 8:25:19 AM  

makerofbadjokes: Deathfrogg:

Ain't nothin' gonna happen.jpg.

He'll pay a small fine and go into retirement to have books ghostwritten for him about how he was serving his country the best way he knew how.

And... which one was that?


The one that makes him the most money.
 
hej
2021-07-21 8:29:46 AM  
"He is a fairly low-level individual in all of this," Freedman said.

I hear he was primarily responsible for getting the coffee.
 
2021-07-21 8:29:48 AM  

EyeballKid: Are the walls closing in for real this time?


Yes, but the room is some sort of hectogon so it's taking a lot longer than a normal 4-walled room.
 
2021-07-21 8:30:33 AM  

Rapmaster2000: We don't prosecute white collar crime in this country (actually on this planet).  White collar crime laws are just suggestions.  Once in a while, a few token criminals get their hands slapped and everyone moves right along doing crimes.


Yeah.

Just saw a comment this morning that crime is really just a construct, it's what 'we' decide what's going to be prosecuted. I can't argue against that.
 
2021-07-21 8:30:34 AM  
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/ Barrack is in there somewhere
 
2021-07-21 8:31:55 AM  

EyeballKid: Are the walls closing in for real this time?


Are any of you NOT traitors?
 
2021-07-21 8:36:42 AM  

ModernLuddite: Wow. It's amazing how much insane stuff happened that some rather big stuff got pushed aside.

I was always curious about the weird UAE stuff, and just assumed it was something like this. But now we know for certain.


Anything related to Qatar, and the fact the largest US military base was there, and Trump designated the country the prefered target, endangering both the home team and the visitors?
 
2021-07-21 8:37:21 AM  
Why do you think MBS was emboldened to kill the journalist and the murder was summarily covered up? I wonder...
 
2021-07-21 8:37:29 AM  

RasIanI: "In his statement, Lesko characterized the alleged conduct as "nothing short of a betrayal of those officials in the United States, including the former President."

Right. Because he's such an unwitting victim.

He read and agreed with those speeches with the UAE's talking points embedded.


Agreed yes, read doubtful.
 
2021-07-21 8:38:26 AM  

schnee: [Fark user image image 850x850]

/ Barrack is in there somewhere


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2021-07-21 8:39:39 AM  

schnee: [Fark user image 850x850]

/ Barrack is in there somewhere


It's like a terrible Where's Waldo

/He's down and to the right of Roger Stone, green colored bauble
 
2021-07-21 8:42:04 AM  
And don't forget jarjar the living dummy was deeply, personally involved with the saudi prince MBS, and that relationship somehow was tied to Jared's relationship to the UAE as well. And Barrack was a part of this little bromance love story.

And then the UAE and Saudi Arabia put an economic blockade on Qatar, in a timeline that sure as hell looks designed to pressure  Qatar to bailout Jared's bad investment in 666 5th Avenue. And then Qatar DID bail out Kushner investments, through a Canadian led investment firm.

And this matters because that Kushner bailout was to the tune of 1.4 BILLION dollars.

Jared certainly was "bringing peace to the Middle East" indeed.

Jarjar is dirty, stupid, arrogant,  and deeply wrapped up in whatever Barrack was doing.

Let's not forget that
 
2021-07-21 8:45:46 AM  

luna1580: And don't forget jarjar the living dummy was deeply, personally involved with the saudi prince MBS, and that relationship somehow was tied to Jared's relationship to the UAE as well. And Barrack was a part of this little bromance love story.

And then the UAE and Saudi Arabia put an economic blockade on Qatar, in a timeline that sure as hell looks designed to pressure  Qatar to bailout Jared's bad investment in 666 5th Avenue. And then Qatar DID bail out Kushner investments, through a Canadian led investment firm.

And this matters because that Kushner bailout was to the tune of 1.4 BILLION dollars.

Jared certainly was "bringing peace to the Middle East" indeed.

Jarjar is dirty, stupid, arrogant,  and deeply wrapped up in whatever Barrack was doing.

Let's not forget that


And who said it wasn't about real estate.
 
2021-07-21 8:47:57 AM  

schnee: [Fark user image 850x850]

/ Barrack is in there somewhere


There he is

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2021-07-21 8:48:32 AM  

ModernLuddite: Wow. It's amazing how much insane stuff happened that some rather big stuff got pushed aside.

I was always curious about the weird UAE stuff, and just assumed it was something like this. But now we know for certain.


Trump was fractally corrupt. No matter how big or small a level you looked, something sketchy was going on.
 
2021-07-21 8:49:53 AM  
If I recall, all of us here at fark knew Jared/Trump was working with UAE against Qatar and covered up the bone saw killing because Jared bought that penthouse and billions were coming due. I don't recall reading/hearing he defaulted on the loan. I guess he was bailed out and one hand washed the other.
 
2021-07-21 8:50:11 AM  

schnee: [Fark user image 850x850]

/ Barrack is in there somewhere


And yet, no Kevin Bacon.
 
2021-07-21 8:50:22 AM  

Rapmaster2000: We don't prosecute white collar crime in this country (actually on this planet).  White collar crime laws are just suggestions.  Once in a while, a few token criminals get their hands slapped and everyone moves right along doing crimes.


I wouldn't say "planet". China is pretty hardcore if you piss off the wrong people.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl​e​s/2021-01-29/china-finance-official-ex​ecuted-in-bribery-case
 
2021-07-21 8:52:56 AM  

ModernLuddite: Wow. It's amazing how much insane stuff happened that some rather big stuff got pushed aside.

I was always curious about the weird UAE stuff, and just assumed it was something like this. But now we know for certain.


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The amount of shiat that goes down the news's OWN memory hole to the point that THEY don't remember reporting it (or Not Invented Here syndrome or they don't want to reference reliable middle-eastern journalism outfits for more than an instant) has always been downright damning about Trump as soon as it's been strung together.  Seth Abramson's been pointing out the obvious, verifiable evidence on this exact bit of UAE-and-other-middle-eastern-country collusion with Trump for literal YEARS.  See the excerpts of the second book in the Proof series (Proof of Conspiracy, Sept 2019) here including the endnotes with every source cited, that's the one that features Tom Barrack heavily.
 
2021-07-21 8:56:10 AM  
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"[Proof of Conspiracy] alleges a 'Red Sea Conspiracy' hatched in 2015 by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates and then Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. Their plan....was to illicitly help Donald Trump's presidential campaign in order to gain his support for a 'grand bargain' that would end U.S. sanctions on Russia in exchange for Vladimir Putin's help in evicting Iran from Syria, pave the way for dozens of new Saudi and Emirati nuclear plants, and forge an anti-Iranian, pro-Israeli military alliance among Sunni Arab nations....[CNN analyst Abramson] traces labyrinths of murky 'ties,' meetings, and business deals....[and offers] serious criticisms of Trump's foreign policy, including his support of the Saudi regime's brutal war in Yemen." ―Publishers Weekly

2018/2019
 
2021-07-21 8:56:36 AM  

RasIanI: "In his statement, Lesko characterized the alleged conduct as "nothing short of a betrayal of those officials in the United States, including the former President."

Right. Because he's such an unwitting victim.

He read and agreed with those speeches with the UAE's talking points embedded.


He read them out loud, but I think it's fair to say that he often didn't comprehend what he was saying. He'd throw in his little flourishes during prepared remarks, but I'd bet my mortgage that you could have asked him as he was walking offstage to rehash some of it, and he'd draw a complete blank.
 
2021-07-21 8:57:02 AM  

Rapmaster2000: We don't prosecute white collar crime in this country (actually on this planet).  White collar crime laws are just suggestions.  Once in a while, a few token criminals get their hands slapped and everyone moves right along doing crimes.


It's hard to prosecute white collar crime because it's complicated.

First you have to prove a crime was committed, not just unethical behavior, but actually breaking an established law (where they will argue they did not, which is why they were doing it, and many times get away with it and new laws are formed).
 
2021-07-21 8:57:16 AM  

BlastYoBoots: ModernLuddite: Wow. It's amazing how much insane stuff happened that some rather big stuff got pushed aside.

I was always curious about the weird UAE stuff, and just assumed it was something like this. But now we know for certain.

[Fark user image image 500x760]

The amount of shiat that goes down the news's OWN memory hole to the point that THEY don't remember reporting it (or Not Invented Here syndrome or they don't want to reference reliable middle-eastern journalism outfits for more than an instant) has always been downright damning about Trump as soon as it's been strung together.  Seth Abramson's been pointing out the obvious, verifiable evidence on this exact bit of UAE-and-other-middle-eastern-country collusion with Trump for literal YEARS.  See the excerpts of the second book in the Proof series (Proof of Conspiracy, Sept 2019) here including the endnotes with every source cited, that's the one that features Tom Barrack heavily.


A tip of the hat to you.
 
2021-07-21 9:02:05 AM  

thealgorerhythm: A tip of the hat to you.


Same hat!

(Seriously, three minutes apart, gosh)
 
2021-07-21 9:04:52 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Rapmaster2000: We don't prosecute white collar crime in this country (actually on this planet).  White collar crime laws are just suggestions.  Once in a while, a few token criminals get their hands slapped and everyone moves right along doing crimes.

I wouldn't say "planet". China is pretty hardcore if you piss off the wrong people.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/article​s/2021-01-29/china-finance-official-ex​ecuted-in-bribery-case


So is America.  Madoff effectively got life because he stole from rich people.  That was his mistake.  As long as you just skim from little people, it's all good.
 
2021-07-21 9:07:09 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Mad_Radhu: Rapmaster2000: We don't prosecute white collar crime in this country (actually on this planet).  White collar crime laws are just suggestions.  Once in a while, a few token criminals get their hands slapped and everyone moves right along doing crimes.

I wouldn't say "planet". China is pretty hardcore if you piss off the wrong people.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/article​s/2021-01-29/china-finance-official-ex​ecuted-in-bribery-case

So is America.  Madoff effectively got life because he stole from rich people.  That was his mistake.  As long as you just skim from little people, it's all good.


The Qataris arerich.  Just sayin'.
 
2021-07-21 9:10:15 AM  

RasIanI: schnee: [Fark user image image 850x850]

/ Barrack is in there somewhere

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Of all the awful things coming out of the last 5 years, the entanglement of religious zealots, charlatans, the credulous and conservativism has me worried the most.

Sorry, that was repetitive.
 
2021-07-21 9:12:32 AM  

Deathfrogg: Original: Original Tweet:

Ain't nothin' gonna happen.jpg.

He'll pay a small fine and go into retirement to have books ghostwritten for him about how he was serving his country the best way he knew how.


Quietly go into retirement?

Why? Republicans revere criminals who act in the service of their leaders. To them, loyalty is more important than integrity. 

More likely future: Fox News appearances followed by a Senate failed bid. Heck, he's qualified to become President of the NRA.
 
2021-07-21 9:22:23 AM  
 
2021-07-21 9:30:56 AM  

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JesseCharlesLee: The coverage of the Tom Barrack indictment, one of Trump's closest friends, for illegal lobbying for the UAE, suggests to me that a lot of the shocking revelations about Trump & UAE have gone down the memory hole. Let's revisit. (1/whatever) https://t.co/RI0Zrj35Xi


What's the one thing Russia and all these other countries have in common: oil.
 
2021-07-21 9:35:06 AM  
How little of a "donation" did it take for the President of the United States to ignore the murder of Jamal Khashoggi?
 
2021-07-21 9:37:13 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: How little of a "donation" did it take for the President of the United States to ignore the murder of Jamal Khashoggi?


I dunno, how much did SA bribe the US to forget where most of the 9/11 hijackers came from?
 
2021-07-21 9:50:37 AM  

ModernLuddite: Wow. It's amazing how much insane stuff happened that some rather big stuff got pushed aside.

I was always curious about the weird UAE stuff, and just assumed it was something like this. But now we know for certain.


Two days after the van bomb exploded in downtown Nashville there were people I know who pay attention to the news who were like "oh yeah, forgot about that. S__t's really messed up in America right now, huh?" Yup, that's how messed up it was with baby in charge. farking car bombs leveling buildings in major cities and it gets lost in the bullshiat.
 
2021-07-21 9:53:24 AM  
So, it seems to me like Don Jr. was assigned to Saudi Arabia and UAE.  Ivanka is connected to China (Wendi Deng, remember her?).  Jared is attached to Israel.  Big Orange Bastard himself is connected to Russia, of course.  And Eric hangs out in a closet trying to get to Narnia.

Almost the whole family was positioned to suck up money and turn it into influence.  Or intelligence.  Remember Jared trying to get Top Secret info he didn't need, and was only authorized to get because of Daddy?
 
2021-07-21 10:00:07 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: If I recall, all of us here at fark knew Jared/Trump was working with UAE against Qatar and covered up the bone saw killing because Jared bought that penthouse and billions were coming due. I don't recall reading/hearing he defaulted on the loan. I guess he was bailed out and one hand washed the other.


Yes, Qatar bailed him out after Trump supported the UAE and KSA blockade of our ally Qatar. They refused to bail him out, the blockade occurred, Trump supported it, Qatar realized that the mob boss was demanding a payoff, they paid off Jared, the blockade was lifted. Prior to these events, Jared had been traveling the globe on our dime desperately trying to secure financing to pay off his disastrous investment. Every country had refused him including China, the UAE, Qatar, and KSA.

https://www.justsecurity.org/69094/ti​m​eline-on-jared-kushner-qatar-666-fifth​-avenue-and-white-house-policy/
 
2021-07-21 10:12:23 AM  

Dr Dreidel: RasIanI: "In his statement, Lesko characterized the alleged conduct as "nothing short of a betrayal of those officials in the United States, including the former President."

Right. Because he's such an unwitting victim.

He read and agreed with those speeches with the UAE's talking points embedded.

He read them out loud, but I think it's fair to say that he often didn't comprehend what he was saying. He'd throw in his little flourishes during prepared remarks, but I'd bet my mortgage that you could have asked him as he was walking offstage to rehash some of it, and he'd draw a complete blank.


I think the bigger one is which Muslim countries were on the Muslim ban and which weren't. Are there any Muslims in the United Arab Emirates?
 
2021-07-21 10:15:14 AM  
B-b-b-but WHATABOUT HUNTER BIDEN!!

I mean, the man has a LAPTOP OF DEATH!!

/s
 
2021-07-21 10:56:02 AM  
I don't read Twitter chains. Write a @&#%ing article or story and publish it somewhere.
 
2021-07-21 11:03:30 AM  

GregInIndy: I don't read Twitter chains. Write a @&#%ing article or story and publish it somewhere.


I TO AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE CHOICE OF MEDIA Greginindy PREFERS TO READ.
 
2021-07-21 11:23:32 AM  

hej: "He is a fairly low-level individual in all of this," Freedman said.

I hear he was primarily responsible for getting the coffee.


They sure had a lot of coffee boys. Probably ought to think about cutting back on the coffee...
 
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