For­mer At­tor­ney Gen­eral Barr could re­turn to old job

The Detroit News - - News - From Detroit News wire ser­vices

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.

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