- According to The Daily Beast, Barrack changed the language for the 9/11 hijackers and Saudi Arabia on the GOP platform in 2016.
- The Department of Justice recently updated the indictment against Barrack, who was charged with several felonies last year.
- The indictment revealed that an individual identified as “Person-1” sent an email to change the GOP message.
Thomas Barrack, a billionaire private equity investor who chaired former President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee, made changes to the official GOP platform for the 2016 Republican National Convention to minimize the link between the Saudi royal family and the 9/11 hijackers. According to The Daily Beast.
The Justice Department updated the indictment against Barrack, who was arrested and charged with illegal lobbying, obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI in July 2021, revealing the scope of his role at the party convention in Cleveland. year.
Barrack was released shortly after being arrested last year after paying a $250 million security deposit.
The amended indictment revealed that an individual identified as “Person-1” emailed Barrack to change the Republican message at the national convention.
“We have to talk about the language I’m going to type in. [the national political party] The platform of the national competition. It could be much broader than what we did in speech,” said the individual. “Platform language [should be] Based on what you heard from your friends.”
Trump tried to release about 28 pages of information not in the 9/11 commission report detailing Saudi Arabia’s ties to the hijackers, but insisted that “Person-1” needed anything that could be interpreted as “anti-Saudi royale.” You will be kicked off the party platform.
According to the report, Barrack sent an email to Rashid Al-Malik, an Emirati entrepreneur who was indicted with the Justice Department last year for passing information on to a UAE spy.
In a message to Al-Malik, Barrack said in a message to Al-Malik, “It’s highly confidential, but you can share it with HH. “It’s very sensitive, so don’t circulate it anymore.”
Federal investigators said Al-Malik sent an email to an unspecified Emirati official.
San Antonio-based independent journalist Brian McGlinchey, who requested the release of the missing 9/11 documents, told The Daily Beast that the message reflects the “hypocrisy” of those on Trump’s orbit.
“It underscores the hypocrisy of Trump’s camp because the presidential campaign was active at the time,” he told the publication. “You have these back-channel maneuvers at the Republican National Convention to help keep Saudi Arabia from embarrassment while putting a candidate who raises deep suspicions of Saudi intervention to the fore.”