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House Report Says Trump Adviser Ran Campaign Speech by UAE, Saudi Officials

HeadlineJul 31, 2019

Trump continued to attack Congressmember Elijah Cummings as a damning report by his House Oversight Committee this week revealed one of candidate Trump’s 2016 energy speeches was reviewed by senior officials from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. “The Trump Administration has virtually obliterated the lines normally separating government policy making from corporate and foreign interests,” reads the House report. The edits were handled by Trump associate Thomas Barrack with the help of campaign manager Paul Manafort, who is currently serving a nearly eight-year prison sentence. According to the report, Barrack also lobbied Trump to become a special Middle East envoy, and made plans to help Saudi Arabia build nuclear power plants through his private equity firm.

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