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  • On Hispanic TV, Justice Sotomayor Surreptitiously Hits Campaign Trail

    10/21/2018 11:53:39 AM PDT · by OddLane · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 18, 2018 | Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver
    Despite acknowledging that she should not do so, on her current book tour United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor nevertheless waded into politicking, bashing both the Federal Government’s response to Hurricane María in Puerto Rico and exhorting Latino voters to go to the polls “to change this life for us Latinos.” In separate interviews with Telemundo and Univision, Sotomayor’s partisan edge was evident. On its October 16 national evening newscast, Telemundo featured Sotomayor’s message as part of that network’s Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) campaign, currently being deployed in partnership with an array of politically liberal-aligned voter mobilization organizations (including Voto Latino,...
  • FBI agents raid San Juan government offices as part of investigation into fraud, corruption

    10/18/2018 7:24:45 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18, 2018 | Barnini Chakraborty
    FBI agents this week raided the municipal offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico – rooting through documents and seizing digital records as part of a widespread investigation into fraud and obstruction of justice charges tied to the city government. San Juan’s purchasing division was the target of the raid. And while FBI special agent Douglas Leff did not implicate Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz in the raid, he did tell local media that “we are going to follow the investigation where it leads us.”Cruz tweeted Tuesday that she has instructed city officials to cooperate with federal authorities and said, “If someone...
  • On Hispanic TV, Justice Sotomayor Surreptitiously Hits Campaign Trail

    10/18/2018 5:51:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 18, 2018 | Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver
    SONIA SOTOMAYOR, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE, UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT: Ah, a very complicated question. After becoming a lawyer and judge of two courts, before going to the Supreme Court, the greatest difficulty is the expectation of others that, because I was Latina, I didn’t have the intelligence to be able to do this job. I don't know if you know that during this process of confirmation to the Supreme Court there were many who said, ´she does not have the intelligence to do this job well.’ There are many who have changed their minds about that, with the passage of time.
  • Puerto Rico city offices raided for corruption,and why is San Juan's mouthy mayor sounding so bland?

    10/17/2018 5:41:41 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/17/2018 | Monica Showalter
    In Puerto Rico, municipal offices not far from San Juan's mayor were raided by dozens of FBI agents yesterday, with lawmen looking for evidence of fixed contracts and falsified documents. An FBI spokesman told the Washington Examiner the operation was "pretty big" and the tips came from disgusted insiders. According to the Examiner: Agents were seen entering the Municipal Tower with dozens of empty boxes. The federal agents deployed to the third, fourth, 14th, and 15th floors of the 16-floor building, Osorio said. They were looking for any paper and electronic documents related to "corruption" inside the city administration's purchasing...
  • FBI raids Puerto Rico offices after Trump hints at corruption

    10/16/2018 1:38:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 16, 2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    FBI agents raided a building Tuesday in Puerto Rico’s capital city of San Juan that is home to municipal offices associated with the administration of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, a vocal political opponent of President Trump’s. "More than 10" but "less than 50" agents based on the Caribbean island arrived at the Municipal Tower at 9 a.m. ET and were still conducting the operation as of 2:30 p.m. when FBI spokesman for the U.S. territory, Carlos Osorio, spoke by phone with the Washington Examiner in the afternoon Tuesday. Osorio described the operation as "pretty big."
  • FBI raids San Juan city offices weeks after Trump alleges corruption

    10/16/2018 11:43:59 AM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 16, 2018
    Source: The Hill FBI agents raided San Juan's municipal building on Tuesday amid an investigation into purchasing practices conducted by city officials, including Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz. A spokesman for the agency told news service elnuevodia.com that Tuesday's raid was related to an ongoing investigation into whether the mayor's office and other city officials had shown favoritism when the city agreed to a contract with the company BR Solutions for $4.7 million over two years. BR Solutions is owned by Leonel Pereira O'Neill, a Puerto Rican businessman who has donated to the campaigns of several local politicians, including Cruz's, according...
  • FBI raids San Juan city offices weeks after Trump alleges corruption

    10/16/2018 9:12:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies