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Trump Hired Undocumented Workers for Winery He Falsely Plugged as ‘Largest’ After Neo-Nazi Rally

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At least seven undocumented immigrants say they worked for the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia – the one President Donald Trump plugged,  falsely claiming during his infamous 2017 “both sides” defense of neo-Nazis was “one of the largest wineries in the United States.”

“I’ve been here for six or five years,” one of the workers, who claims he was hired after presenting false documents that were not verified, told Univision News. “They’ve never asked me for anything, otherwise I wouldn’t be here.”

President Trump made illegal immigration the centerpiece of his campaign in 2015, and has worked tirelessly to attack undocumented immigrants and asylum-seeking migrants while in office. And while insisting some of the neo-Nazis were “very fine people,” he called Mexicans coming into America “rapists.” And more recently, he’s resorted to calling undocumented immigrants “animals.”

Univision, in an exclusive published Friday, reports the undocumented workers put “in long hours from sunrise to sunset, without overtime pay.”

Another employee at the Trump Winery told Univision that “they know you are undocumented, because if you look (closely) at the Social Security papers that are handed to them, they’re false.”

The Winery is not he only Trump property that has hired undocumented workers, as The Washington Post’s David Farenthold notes:

At the Trump Winery’s luxury hotel workers say they are paid low wages – one said she makes just $10 an hour. Some get benefits, some get none.

“There was no overtime, at least when I worked, no benefits either,” said one worker who left, adding, “if you got sick they didn’t pay you.”

But as a “consolation prize,” some workers are given vouchers that say, “We appreciate you..”

It’s good for a free lunch, and features the President’s photo – not President Donald Trump, but Trump Winery president Eric Trump.

President Trump said he owns the winery but he may or may not. The Trump Winery website says Eric Trump, the president’s son, owns it, while investigations suggest otherwise. Donald Trump purchased it in 2011.

But either way, contrary to what President Trump claimed in 2017, it’s not “one of the largest wineries in the United States.”

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In Apparent Message, Trump Signs Surprise Pardon for Felon Convicted of Failing to Report Extortion and Bribery

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President Donald Trump Tuesday morning unexpectedly signed a full pardon for a man who was convicted of not reporting extortion, a $400,000 bribe he paid to the now-former governor of Louisiana.

Former San Francisco 49ers co-owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr. received the pardon from President trump, who appears once again to be using his power to pardon as a means of sending a message to those who might testify against him. Trump was impeached for extortion of Ukraine.

Voice of America News White House bureau chief Steve Herman breaks the news:

“After striking a deal to provide evidence against former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards of Louisiana,” The New York Times reported in 1998, “Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., the co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers, pleaded guilty today to concealing an alleged extortion plot by Mr. Edwards that involved the licensing of a riverboat casino.”

Trump signed the pardon today after meeting with former NFL greats, who spoke in favor of DeBartolo.

 

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CNN Anchor Destroys Trump Trade Advisor’s False Claims After Showing Viewers Obama’s Numbers Were Better Than Trump’s

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President Donald Trump’s Trade Advisor Peter Navarro had to take one for the team after delivering an especially partisan attack on the Obama economy because CNN anchor Poppy Harlow wasn’t having it.

Navarro repeatedly claimed the economy under President Barack Obama was “horrible,” even after Harlow posted numbers and charts that proved growth under the 44th president was far stronger than growth under Trump.

“It’s a great economy now. All I’m asking you is, wasn’t it a good economy then as well?” Harlow asked Navarro.

“No,” he insisted, launching in to a rant.

“Back in the Obama-Biden years it was horrible,” he claimed, all but ignoring the 2008 worldwide economic collapse that Obama inherited – while sneaking in the former vice president’s name in a particularly nasty partisan swipe, and possibly coming dangerously close to the crossing the line of the Hatch Act.

“It was a horrible economy during the Obama years,” he insisted, forcing Harlow to all but beg with him to listen to facts as she had the numbers put back up on the screen.

“Put your numbers up,” Navarro sneered.

“They’re not my numbers – these are from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Harlow told Navarro under Trump the economy has not seen one quarter with growth above 4%, but under Obama it happened four times. She also showed him that job growth under President Obama was 227,000 jobs per month on average for his last 36 months, but under President Trump’s first 36 months it’s just 191,000.

Navarro slammed Obama for having increased the debt. It’s increased far more under Trump.

Harlow reminded Navarro that Trump promised to eliminate the national debt if he was given two terms in office, yet the mosrt recent White House budget says that’s not going to happen.

“We still have five more years,” Navarro retorted.

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Federal Judge Association Calls Emergency Meeting to Address Barr Intervention Into Trump Ally Roger Stone’s Case

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An independent association of federal judges says it cannot wait for its annual conference and has called an emergency meeting to address Attorney General Bill Barr’s intervention into the case of Roger Stone, a top ally of President Donald Trump.

Tuesday’s meeting will “address growing concerns about the intervention of Justice Department officials and President Donald Trump in politically sensitive cases,” USA Today reports.

The head of the Federal Judges Association, says they nearly four-decades old organization “could not wait” for its Spring conference, given the gravity of the matter.

“There are plenty of issues that we are concerned about,” Rufe told USA TODAY. “We’ll talk all of this through.”

The Federal Judges Association has over 1000 members.

The emergency meeting being called comes as more than 2000 former Justice Dept. officials call for Attorney General Barr to resign. They say Barr has “openly and repeatedly flouted” the rule of law and must go.

“Although there are times when political leadership appropriately weighs in on individual prosecutions, it is unheard of for the department’s top leaders to overrule line prosecutors, who are following established policies, in order to give preferential treatment to a close associate of the president, as Attorney General Barr did in the Stone case,” the letter reads.

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