Former Attorney General Barr could return to old job
Washington – William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a top contender for that job in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, two people familiar with the president’s selection process said Thursday.
Barr was attorney general between 1991 and 1993, serving in the Justice Department while Mueller oversaw its criminal division.
Nauert tipped as next U.N. ambassador
President Donald Trump has decided to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to replace departing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, according to three people familiar with the decision.
Nauert, 48, is an unorthodox choice for the U.N. role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April 2017 after several years as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News, including on the “Fox and Friends” show watched by Trump.
Michigan businessman John James, who lost a November election to U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, had reportedly been considered for the role.
Report: Trump workers in country illegally
New York – Two women hired to clean at one of President Donald Trump’s golf resorts in New Jersey say they were in the country illegally when they got their jobs, supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents, according to a report in The New York Times.
The Times reported on Thursday that Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz cleaned at Trump’s golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, for years despite not having proper documentation. Morales says she used false Social Security and permanent resident cards.
The Times story says that there is no evidence that the Trump Organization knew the two were did not have legal documents, but the women say at least two supervisors were aware of their status and helped them evade detection.