Former Federal Attorney Barbara McQuade warned more charges could be laid following the indictment of Tom Barrack, the longtime friend of former President Donald Trump who is accused of working secretly for the government of the United Arab Emirates.
On Tuesday’s “The 11th Hour” show on MSNBC, host Brian Williams asked McQuade if Barrack’s indictment “reads you” like “there’s more to come.” Barrack, who chaired Trump’s inaugural committee, will plead not guilty to the charges, spokesman said The Washington Post.
“Well, it does, only in what he names by label and category of additional people,” replied McQuade, the US attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2010 to 2017 and now a legal analyst on the network. .
The indictment document referred to “for example, that member of Congress who was recommended by the United Arab Emirates for an ambassadorial post” and “executives who worked in the company headed by Tom Barrack,” he said. she noted.
“Sometimes when you have references to other people not yet charged, it can mean additional charges are coming,” McQuade explained.
McQuade suggested that her first call, if she was representing Barrack, would be “for the prosecutor to say, ‘Is there a way to come to a deal where my client would cooperate?’ “
“And so, being a close advisor to Donald Trump and someone who is in his close orbit, as a prosecutor, I would be very interested in exploring anything Tom Barrack might have to say about this,” he said. -she adds.
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