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Trump’s Prized NJ Golf Course Employed Enough Undocumented Immigrants to Literally Fill an Entire Town



‘My Whole Town Practically Lived There’ One Worker Says

A new investigation by the Washington Post has found that President Donald Trump’s prized golf course employed a literal village of undocumented immigrants from Costa Rica.

The Post traveled down to Costa Rica to meet with several former Trump employees who have used the money they made by working illegally at the president’s Bedminster, New Jersey golf course to build themselves a village.

“Many of us helped him get what he has today,” Dario Angulo, a former Trump employee, told the Post. “This golf course was built by illegals.”

In total, the Post says it spoke with “16 men and women from Costa Rica and other Latin American countries, including six in Santa Teresa de Cajon, who said they were employed at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster” — all of whom were hired despite the fact that the course knew they were undocumented immigrants.

The Post also found that Trump employed undocumented immigrants at his Bedminster club right from its inception in 2002, as immigrants were bused into the property every day from the nearby borough of Bound Brook, New Jersey, and they were hired to work as groundskeepers, housekeepers and dishwashers.

The workers interviewed by the Post also described very loose hiring standards at the Trump golf courses, as they’d only have to present a “phony green card and a fake Social Security number to land a job.”

Read the whole report here.

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McConnell’s Impeachment Rules Package Fails by His ‘Own Standard’: CNN Legal Analyst



On Monday’s edition of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” national security and legal analyst Susan Hennessey excoriated the rules proposal for the Senate impeachment trial put forward by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

“Look, Mitch McConnell has gone all in on the notion that this is going to be the same as the Clinton impeachment, that that was sort of the standard of fairness here,” said Hennessey.

This fails pretty plainly by McConnell’s own standard, forcing the presentation of the House managers’ case in 12 marathon hours that are going to stretch well into the middle of the night.”

“The American people are going to understand exactly what is going on here, which is that Mitch McConnell is hoping to exhaust the House managers, to exhaust the Senate, such that whenever it actually gets to the point that they have the choice to maybe call witnesses, there are going to be incentives against that,” continued Hennessey. “He’s also racing against other witnesses and other information that might come out.”

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Trump Used to Accuse Obama of Trying to ‘Start a War’ with Iran to Get Re-Elected



President Donald Trump’s Pentagon on Thursday claimed credit for the “hugely consequential” assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.

Soleimani is a “revered” figure in Iran, and the country’s state television cut scheduled broadcasts to show photos of the general with a call for prayers.

With Middle East analysts expecting retaliation — and even war — it’s important to remember Trump’s views on the subject.

In 2012, Trump was convinced that then-President Barack Obama would launch a war with Iran to boost his re-election effort. Political scientists refer to a “rally around the flag” rise in poll numbers for commanders-in-chief at war.

“I always said Barack Obama will attack Iran, in some form, prior to the election,” Trump tweeted in August of 2012.

Two months later, Trump was still worried Obama would launch a war to bolster his political standing.

“Polls are starting to look really bad for Obama. Looks like he’ll have to start a war or major conflict to win. Don’t put it past him!” Trump warned.

He followed up again before the election, which Obama won without launching a war with Iran.

“Don’t let Obama play the Iran card in order to start a war in order to get elected–be careful Republicans!” Trump warned.

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McConnell: Democrats ‘Can Whine’ but Republicans ‘Absolutely’ Will Fill Any Supreme Court Opening During Election



Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is once again putting a new spin on his highly-controversial (and some would say, un-American) decision to refuse to allow President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, to even receive a confirmation hearing, much less a vote, by the Senate.

And he’s now promising he will abandon his initial reason, claiming in 2016 it was nearing a presidential election and “the people” should effectively vote on the nominee by deciding which president they want nominating the next SCOTUS justice.

Now McConnell is promising Republicans will “absolutely” confirm any Supreme Court nominee President Donald Trump announces, despite being close to a  presidential election year, with both parties’ campaigns aggressively underway.

McConnell, as The Hill reports, on Tuesday told right wing pundit Hugh Hewitt he will go ahead and ensure Trump’s next SCOTUS nominee, if there is one, gets confirmed – despite being an election year.

The Senate Majority leader also launched a shot across the bow at Democrats, saying “they can whine about this all day long.”


Watch: McConnell Smirks, Gloats, and Says Now He’d Confirm a SCOTUS Nominee in a Presidential Election Year

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Mitch McConnell: ‘The American People Simply Will Not Tolerate’ Blocking a Supreme Court Nominee (Video)



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