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Rex Tillerson Is Set to Take The Stand Against Tom Barrack in Trial

  • Ex-secretary of state was called by prosecution as a witness
  • Tillerson said he didn’t know what Barrack, Kushner were doing
Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson

Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg
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Former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified at a criminal trial about the Trump administration’s seemingly chaotic foreign policy while leveling a veiled criticism at Jared Kushner.

Tillerson appeared Monday as a prosecution witness in the trial of Tom Barrack, a longtime friend of former President Donald Trump, on charges that he acted as an unregistered agent of the United Arab Emirates. On the stand, Tillerson said Trump tweeted out statements about North Korea contrary to his own while presidential son-in-law Kushner pursued his own contacts with foreign governments.