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Tommy Davis’s sugar daddy Tom Barrack picked up on federal charges

 
Former Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis is a favorite subject with a lot of our readers, and we are often asked for updates on him.

For several years we’ve been telling you that after his stint as David Miscavige’s major-domo, he then went on to perform similar duties for wealthy Santa Monica real estate investor Tom Barrack. And no wonder: Barrack was a close friend to Tommy’s father William Davis, who died in 2015.

After a brief interlude working for Australian businessman James Packer in 2016, Tommy went back to work for Barrack while he got married (and didn’t invite us).

Barrack has also been a major fundraiser for Donald Trump, and has been the focus of questions about unaccounted costs associated with the 2017 inaugural.

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But today, news broke that Tommy’s generous boss was arrested on federal charges for a very different reason. According to CNN:

Tom Barrack, a former adviser to former President Donald Trump, was charged Tuesday with illegal foreign lobbying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates for what federal prosecutors in Brooklyn described as an effort to influence the foreign policy positions of both the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and the subsequent incoming administration.

Barrack is charged in a seven-count indictment with acting as an agent of the UAE between April 2016 and April 2018. He is also charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements to federal law enforcement agents.

We’re already getting messages from readers who wonder what this might mean for Tommy himself. We’re going to guess that this kind of a charge would not ensnare someone who works essentially as Barrack’s mouthpiece, but who knows. We’ll be very interested for updates on Barrack’s charges.

 
Some links to Q-related items today…

Fun thread here.

 

 
The grift goes on and on.

 

 
A new grift!

 

 
Looking for some background on the QAnon movement? We recommend Travis View’s excellent article at New York magazine as a place to start.

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on July 20, 2021 at 16:35

 

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