The indictment of longtime Donald Trump ally Tom Barrack could pose trouble for former Trump officials. If he chooses to cooperate with prosecutors, that “could open up a Pandora’s box” for other people in the administration, including former first daughter Ivanka Trump, according to former FBI director Andrew McCabe.
McCabe’s assertion came during an interview with CNN’s Burnett, who noted that Barrack was the chairman of former President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration, which has also come under scrutiny from prosecutors for potential illegally spent funds.
“They are investigating possible misuse of funds and this could relate to members of the Trump family, right?” she asked McCabe. “Jared and Ivanka were intimately involved with the inaugural committee. Barrack knows anything there is to know about this. Could that be part of what this is about, for Barrack to give information on Trump or Trump family members?”
While clarifying that the charges against Barrack are not related to his work on the inauguration, McCabe said it could lead to a new wave of indictments that could sweep other Trump officials.
“The indictment itself puts the government in a position of enormous leverage over Tom Barrack, and one of the ways he might try to resolve this big problem he’s got is to provide information or evidence to the government on any other investigation,” he explained. “That could include the ongoing investigation of the inaugural committee or really anything else. So it really could open up a Pandora’s box for other people in the administration.”
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