What Tillerson Didn’t Say—And Why It Matters


Dispatches from the Tom Barrack Trial

I received a lot of puzzled messages about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s testimony last week in the trial of Trump crony Tom Barrack, who has been accused of acting as an undisclosed agent for the Gulf state of the United Arab Emirates.

What was the point of Tillerson’s testimony? many people asked. How did it help the government’s argument that Barrack was an unregistered agent for the UAE? In fact, many people pointed out that it seemed possibly to hurt the government’s case.

I get into all of that at “Vicky Ward Investigates.”