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Pelosi: Postmaster General Told Me He Has ‘No Intention’ of Allowing Overtime or Replacing Any Equipment Removed

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says she has spoken to President Donald Trump’s Postmaster General and he “admitted” he has “no intention” of granting necessary overtime or replacing the mail sorting machines and mailboxes he has removed.

Louis DeJoy “frankly admitted that he had no intention of replacing the sorting machines, blue mailboxes and other key mail infrastructure that have been removed and that plans for adequate overtime, which is critical for the timely delivery of mail, are not in the works,” Pelosi told the Associated Press.

Pelosi spoke with DeJoy by phone, telling him she says, his decision to merely, temporarily pause his destructive actions is “wholly insufficient and does not reverse damage already wreaked.”

On Tuesday DeJoy issued a statement announcing he had paused the removal of mailboxes and high-volume mail sorting machines, but on Wednesday a local Michigan reporter filmed a mail-sorting machine “graveyard,” and revealed postal workers say the removal of the machines is still ongoing.

“Order came from Postmaster General DeJoy,” WOOD-TV’s Heather Walker said.

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Trump Organization Under ‘Criminal’ Investigation by NY Attorney General: Report

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The Trump Organization, a private multi-national conglomerate founded by the former U.S. president’s father and grandmother nearly a century ago, is now under “criminal” investigation by the New York Attorney General.

The Office of New York Attorney General Letitia James says the investigation into the Trump Organization “is no longer purely civil in nature,” Axios is reporting Tuesday night.

In what could be devastating news for former President Donald Trump and members of the Trump family, the NY AG Letitia James’ office “is now working with the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which has been investigating the Trump Organization for potential bank, tax and insurance fraud.”

“We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA,” Fabien Levy, James’ spokesperson, says.

 

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

 

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Joel Greenberg’s Plea Deal Spells Doom for Matt Gaetz and Shows Prosecutors ‘Have the Goods’: CNN Legal Analyst

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Scandal-plagued Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) legal headaches keep growing, as his former “wingman” Joel Greeneberg is expected to plead guilty to six criminal offenses, including sex trafficking a minor.

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig on Monday went over some details in Greenberg’s plea deal and said it all adds up to very bad news for Gaetz.

Honig started out by explaining that the nature of Greenberg’s admitted crimes — which will also include identity theft and wire fraud — would normally make him a tough witness for prosecutors to rely on for testimony.

However, Honig said that prosecutors’ willingness to use Greenberg leads him to believe that they have substantial documentary evidence that can back up his claims and overcome jurors’ doubts about his personal honesty.

“There’s a remarkable amount of detail in this document,” Honig said. “First of all, sex trafficking of a minor, the lead charge here, the most serious charge. The document alleges that ‘Greenberg and the minor met at hotels often with others’ — important language — ‘at which Greenberg and the minor engaged in commercial sex acts and Greenberg introduced the minor to other adult men who engaged in commercial sex acts.'”

Honig then noted that the document also contains references to text messages and phone calls in which Greenberg conversed with the minor about setting up sexual encounters with other adult men.

“The prosecutors are letting us know they have the goods,” he said.

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Gaetz ‘Wingman’ Greenberg Admits Guilt in 80 Page Plea Deal Including Sex Trafficking of a Minor – Agrees to Cooperate

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The New York Times is reporting U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz’s “wingman” Joel Greenberg has admitted to “many crimes” including sex trafficking of a minor in an 80-page plea deal with federal prosecutors. He pleaded guilty in court on Friday.

Greenberg “agreed to cooperate with the Justice Department’s investigations, handing prosecutors a potential key witness as they decide whether to charge Mr. Gaetz,” the Times reports.

Greenberg “admitted that he and unidentified others had paid a 17-year-old girl for sex and that he had provided her with drugs. He admitted that he ‘introduced the minor to other adult men, who engaged in commercial sex acts’ with her, according to the documents, and that he was sometimes present. The others were not named,” the Times reports.

Well-known attorney Ken White, who tweets as “Popehat” and runs the Popehat blog, offered up some context and advice for those wondering what this means for Congressman Gaetz.

“Fairly typical not to have the cooperator name the co-conspirators in the cooperation agreement, at least at this stage — prevents tipping them off. You would name them in a cooperation agreement reached after charges were filed against everyone,” the Popehat Twitter account says.

He adds:

Read the full New York Times article here.
The plea deal here.

 

 

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