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This Feb 2019 story on Trump's Inaugural Committee by @CalebMelby highlights the chaos within the committee, the big role Rick Gates had, how staffers came from Colony Capital & Manafort's circles & lengths Tom Barrack went to to control the media coverage
A good catch by @mrspanstreppon at end of article - in early 2018 when a damaging tax filing story involving Rick Gates was coming Barrack's team focused on reporters considered "allied" to shift focus to
Melania Trump's friend Stephanie Winston-Wolkoff
Here's NYT article from February 2018 on Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Here's a short thread on the possibility that Barrack was a source to the NYT and gave him mostly positive coverage while shifting the focus to other topics
Here are a few times I noticed stories - these in the Washington Post and Bloomberg - that seemed unusually flattering in their coverage of Barrack

Here's some less flattering coverage of Barrack
This article from David Kirkpatrick at the NYT shows how Barrack should be covered and the details behind his long time friendship and business dealings with Trump
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