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January 31, 2019

Trump Disputes Intel Chiefs on North Korea, Iran

President Donald Trump lashed out at his intelligence chiefs on Wednesday after they told Congress that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and that the Iran nuclear deal is working.

“Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!” Trump tweeted.

CNN reported that President Trump “seethed Wednesday morning as he watched the highlights of his intelligence chiefs testifying on Capitol Hill and singled out Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats by name during his morning rant, two people with knowledge of the outburst.”

At a hearing Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said intelligence information does not support the idea that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will eliminate his nuclear weapons.

Democratic lawmakers serving on Congress’ intelligence committees accused Trump of undermining U.S. intelligence professionals.

EL Chapo’s Prosecutor: ‘Mountain of Evidence’ Proves Guilt

Friday could be the final day of the trial for notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

Wednesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Goldberg described a horrific scene involving “El Chapo” and rival drug dealers during her closing arguments.

According to the USA Today, Goldberg told the jury that “Guzmán, backed by other alleged members of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, “leveled his rifle at one of the men, he cursed him, and he shot him,” Goldbarg said. After the second man was executed in the same manner, she said, Guzmán told his men to throw the bodies “into the fire.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have presented a mountain of evidence” that shows “the way that this defendant brought his drugs into the United States,” Goldberg told the jury.

Guzman is charged with 10 criminal counts, including selling drugs, laundering money and operating a continuing criminal enterprise. If convicted of the most serious charges, he could be sentenced to prison for life.

John Boehner Praises Trump, Bashes Immigration Hardliners

At an event in Marco Island Florida last night, former House Speaker John Boehner was asked about President Trump, and here’s what he said.

“Donald Trump, in my view, by and large, has done the right things, Boehner told the crowd”

Boehner also criticized immigration hard liners for the way they handled the shutdown. 
According to the Naples News – the former House Speaker said  when it comes to “legislative strategy –  the last place he would look is “talk radio”.

Boehner said, “the second last place he would look was the ‘knucklehead caucus’, who don’t know how to vote yes on anything. They did the president a total disservice.”

Foxconn Pivots from Manufacturing in Wisconsin

Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn now says it is shifting the focus of its Wisconsin plant away from blue-collar manufacturing jobs to research jobs.

Last summer, President Trump celebrated at the groundbreaking of the facility – and touted the comeback of American manufacturing.

Foxconn previously said it could invest as much as $10 billion in the project. Wednesday, the company was not willing to recommit to that number.

The Democratic Leader of the Wisconsin’s General Assembly, Gordon Hintz told the AP that Foxconn has overpromised and under-delivered – Every step of the way” adding — “This news is devastating for the taxpayers of Wisconsin.”

Republicans are blaming the new Democratic Governor Tony Evers.  Wednesday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a statement from Wisconsin’s, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said this: “We don’t blame Foxconn for altering plans in an ever-changing technology business. It’s also not surprising Foxconn would rethink building a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin under the Evers Administration. The company is reacting to the wave of economic uncertainty that the new governor has brought with his administration.”

Undocumented Former Trump Club Workers Meet Senators, One Will Attend State of the Union

CNN reported that a group of illegal immigrants, who worked at the Trump Bedminster property in New Jersey, met with New Jersey Sens. Cory Booker (D) and Bob Menendez (D).
The group of workers also met with Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.)

Of the illegal immigrants is Victorina Morales, who last month went public with allegations that the Trump Organization knowingly employed her and other immigrants without legal status.

Morales also claims the Trump Organization helped her and other immigrants ,who were in the country illegally obtain and keep employment.

Morales is also planning on attending President Trump’s State of the Union address.

The attorney representing one of the former employees has called for a federal and state investigation into the Trump Organization’s hiring practices.

The Washington Post reported on Saturday that about a dozen Trump Organization employees were abruptly fired earlier this month from Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County because they were found to be in the country illegally.

Eric Trump, one oaf the president’s sons and executive vice president of the Trump Organization, told The Washington Post on Tuesday that the expanded background checks will be used at all properties “as soon as possible,” starting with the company’s golf clubs.

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