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Following the Money With Gates, Manafort and Tom Barrack

onstage during the 7th Biennial UNICEF Ball on April 14, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 14: Thomas J. Barrack Jr. (L) and guest attends the 7th Biennial UNICEF Ball on April 14, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for UNICEF USA)
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August 2, 2018 5:01 p.m.

As the Manafort trial continues and Rick Gates prepares to testify, I wanted to flag some key connections, transfers of money and more that we should keep in mind with respect Manafort, Rick Gates and their common patron, the private equity and real estate mogul Tom Barrack.

We’ve discussed Barrack before. He’s that rare Trump confidante who seems actually to have earned his money more or less legitimately and be a seriously successful businessman in a way that Trump never was. He was a major surrogate for Trump on the campaign trail. He’s still apparently a confidante.

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