The Barrack Trial: Trump Chimes In & A Young Pawn is Sacrificed


Late Sunday, the night before Trump crony Tom Barrack, who is accused of acting as a foreign agent for the UAE between 2016 and 2018, was set to take the stand in his own trial, Trump himself sounded off about it on Truth Social.

It was the first time Trump had commented on the trial since it began six weeks ago.

I had been wondering when we’d hear from the former president, especially given that, at this point, two Trump cabinet secretaries have testified: former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin. One could hardly imagine that Trump wanted to be left out of that party. And sure enough, he wasn’t. But it isn’t clear that what he said was welcomed by the chief defendant.

To read my latest coverage of the trial, see “Vicky Ward Investigates.”