Just what is the deal with Trump and A$AP Rocky’s trial in ...

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Just what is the deal with Trump and A$AP Rocky’s trial in Sweden?

The president even sent a top lawyer to keep an eye on the rapper's assault case. Oh, and Kanye's involved, too

Harriet Alexander

American rapper A$AP Rocky went on trial in Sweden on Tuesday, with an unusual observer in the courtroom – US President Donald Trump’s special envoy for hostage affairs.

Robert O’Brien, a partner in a Los Angeles law firm who has for decades been deeply involved in diplomacy in Iraq and Afghanistan, said he was there at Trump’s request.

“The president asked me to come here and support these American citizens,” he said. “I’ll be here until they come home.”..

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