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Every campaign and Trump administration official who has been indicted on federal criminal charges


Former Trump Nominating Committee Chairman Tom Barrack speaks at a “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” pre-inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Thursday, January 19, 2017 AP Photo / David J. Phillip

  • Tom Barrack is the latest former senior Trump campaign official to face federal charges.

  • The former inaugural president is accused of lobbying violations, obstruction and misrepresentation.

  • Barrack, the 8th former Trump official to face federal charges, will plead not guilty.

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Tom Barrack, chairman of former President Donald Trump’s nomination committee in 2017, on Tuesday became the 8th former official in Trump’s orbit to face federal criminal charges.

Brooklyn federal prosecutors have charged Barrack with seven counts of illegal lobbying, obstruction of justice and misrepresenting investigators.

Barrack is accused of violations of the Foreign Agent Registration Act, or FARA, in connection with his lobbying work on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. Barrack’s spokesperson told Insider he would plead not guilty to all counts.

Other Trump officials have been indicted in connection with former special advocate Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the role of the Trump campaign in them, and have then obtained full presidential pardons in the final months of the Trump administration.

Here is the full list:

  • President Trump campaign Paul Manafort was convicted in 2018 of federal bank and tax fraud charges, pleaded guilty to other federal conspiracy charges and was sentenced to seven and a half years in federal prison. Trump granted Manafort a full pardon in December 2020.

  • Former campaign leader Steve bannon was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering as part of a scheme to defraud donors to fund a wall on the southern border of the United States. Trump pardoned Bannon in January 2021 before he could stand trial.

  • Trump’s informal adviser and “fixer” Pierre Roger was convicted of seven counts of obstruction, misrepresentation and witness tampering in the Mueller investigation and was sentenced to three years in prison. Trump commuted Stone’s sentence in July 2020 and fully pardoned him in December 2020.

  • Deputy to Trump’s campaign manager Rick Gates, a key contributor to Manafort, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy and misrepresentation and received only a 45-day sentence thanks to his extensive cooperation with investigators in the Mueller investigation. He did not obtain a presidential pardon.

  • Trump’s short-lived national security adviser Michael flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI in connection. Flynn, who continued to push conspiracy theories about non-existent fraud in the 2020 election, received a full pardon from Trump in November 2020.

  • Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael cohen pleaded guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud, campaign finance violation and lying in Congress in 2018, and was sentenced to three years in federal prison. Cohen, who turned on Trump after pleading guilty and cooperating with prosecutors, did not get a pardon.

  • Trump Campaign Foreign Policy Advisor George papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI as part of the Mueller investigation and served 14 days in federal prison.

  • Chairman of the Trump nomination committee Tom barrack was charged with federal crimes, including illegal lobbying, obstruction of justice, and misrepresenting investigators in July 2021.

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