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Top Trump Border Official Broke Federal Ethics Rules to Get ‘Sponsors’ to Fund FBI Happy Hours: Report

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President Donald Trump’s top border reportedly official broke FBI ethics rules in an effort to get outside “sponsors” to fund happy hours with alcohol and food, and continued to do so even after he was warned in writing that it was against federal regulations.

Mark Morgan, President Trump’s acting commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency, reportedly broke ethics rules in 2015, when he served as deputy assistant director of the FBI’s training division, according to an exclusive report from the San Francisco Chronicle.

An Inspector General’s investigation was not completed until January of 2018. It unclear if the FBI IG ever notified either the Obama administration or the Trump administration. Morgan was moved from the FBI to the Border Patrol in 2016.

He was “forced out of Border Patrol leadership in January 2017,”  but “became a vocal supporter of Trump on Fox News, and the president brought him back into the government in May 2019 to run Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” the Chronicle reports.

Morgan was later named as CBP acting commissioner.

Image: CBP photos by Glenn Fawcett via Flickr

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Barr Refuses to Agree Federal Law Does Not Allow the President to Change the Date of the Election: ‘Haven’t Looked Into That’

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Attorney General Bill Barr is refusing to agree the President does not have the right to change the date of an election. Asked the question during his sworn congressional testimony on Tuesday Barr said he had not done any research into the matter.

Asked by Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) if “a sitting U.S. president move an election date,” Attorney General Barr replied, “I haven’t looked into that question under the Constitution.”

When provided with the exact statute, Barr refused to say that a sitting president cannot change the date of an election.

“I’ve never been asked that question,” Barr obfuscated.

“I’ve never looked into it,” he repeated.

Earlier this year senior advisor to the president Jared Kushner announced the White House could not commit to holding to federal law which mandates Election Day as “the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November.”

“I’m not sure I can commit one way or the other,” to holding the Election as the law decrees, Kushner declared in March, “but right now that’s the plan.”

Only Congress can change the date of the election, something Barr and Kushner should “look into.”

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‘They Got Caught’: Cuomo Levies Serious Charges Against Top Trump DHS Officials – ‘Politically Motivated, Illegal Attack’

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“Clear abuse of government power for political purposes”

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is making serious accusations against the top two officials in President Donald Trump’s Dept. of Homeland Security: engaging in a “politically motivated, illegal attack,” which, he says means “possible criminal liability.”

In a Thursday federal court filing Homeland Security admitted officials made false statements in order to terminate New York State’s participation in the Trusted Traveler program, which allows pre-screening of certain flyers to speed airport travel access.

Gov. Cuomo, who was the Attorney General of New York before being elected governor, slammed acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, whose official title is Senior Official Performing the Duties of the United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.

The truth has a way of coming out,” Cuomo also tweeted. “The federal gov’t gave patently false reasons for banning New Yorkers from the Trusted Traveler Program. From the start, it was a politically motivated, illegal attack on New York.”

“They got caught,” Cuomo also charged during his Friday morning press briefing.

“I believe Mr. Wolf and Mr. Cuccinelli have possible criminal liability. I believe there is civil liability,” he said, as CNBC reports. “It was a clear abuse of government power for political purposes.”

Cuomo is calling for Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate, and announced the State of New York will seek civil damages.

New York Times investigative reporter Eric Lipton called Thursday’s court filing an “Extraordinary admission.”

 

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Ohio Pro-Gun, Pro-Life, Christian Conservative Speaker of the House Arrested in $60 Million Bribery Case

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Ohio’s Republican Speaker of the House Larry Householder was just arrested by federal authorities in a $60 million bribery and conspiracy case. Householder ran for office in 2018, saying: “I’m a Pro-Gun, Pro-Life, Christian Conservative with the highest NRA rating in Ohio’s history.”

Also arrested were an advisor to the Speaker, the state’s former GOP chairman, a former Ohio Civil Rights commissioner, a consultant, and Neil Clark, who boasts of being “one of the best-connected lobbyists in Columbus” on his company’s website.

A spokesperson for U.S. Attorney David DeVillers described the case as a “public corruption racketeering conspiracy involving $60 million,” the Cincinnati Enquirer also reports.

Saying, “this is about right and wrong,” Householder drew headlines last year when he attacked the Ohio Library Council, and a local library for being “a resource for teenage boys to learn how to dress in drag.”

The library had scheduled an event for teens which was to “include a drag queen makeup tutorial, crafts, a safe-sex program, and games,” NewNowNext reported. The event was relocated.

DeVillers has scheduled a 2:30 PM local time press conference.

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