Trump fundraiser says UAE investment was not ‘quid pro quo’

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By Luc Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters) – A fundraiser for former U.S. President Donald Trump said prosecutors were wrong to imply that his firm sought investment from United Arab Emirates sovereign wealth funds as a “quid pro quo” for lobbying for the Gulf country. Thomas Barrack, who chaired Trump’s 2017 inaugural fund and was a frequent guest at the White House, is set to go on trial next month in federal court in Brooklyn on charges of lobbying the Trump administration for the UAE without disclosing the relationship, as lobbyists are required to do by law. Prosecutors said in May that an investmen…

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