This week on the big show, Fingers and Tracy talk about the Trump administration considering moving illegals to sanctuary cities, Julian Assange’s arrest, Avenatti’s indictment, and the civil case the City of Chicago has filed against Jussie Smollett.
Following this Washington Post story, which according to those who have subscriptions to the Post, debunks the claim in its headline several paragraphs into the piece,
Trump says administration 'giving strong considerations' to releasing migrants in 'sanctuary cities' https://t.co/ZDVyXRH2pu
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 12, 2019
President Trump, seeing the hysterical reaction to the blue sky idea on the left, decided to tweet that his administration is strongly considering the idea.
….The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
Also on the immigration front, Trump has been (righty) claiming that the Obama administration put children into cages. Don’t believe him? Watch Jake Tapper fact check.
Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian Embassy
Media darling, believed to be the one man who could beat Donald Trump in 2020…
Michael Avenatti has been indicted on 36 counts.
In a sweeping expansion of the criminal charges against Michael Avenatti, a federal grand jury has indicted the Los Angeles lawyer on 36 counts of fraud, perjury, failure to pay taxes, embezzlement and other financial crimes.
One of the clients, Geoffrey Ernest Johnson, was a mentally ill paraplegic on disability who won a $4-million settlement of a suit against Los Angeles County. The money was wired to Avenatti in January 2015, but he hid it from Johnson for years, according to the indictment.
In just over five months, Avenatti had spent the entire $4 million, but never told Johnson, the grand jury alleged. Instead, over the next four years, he paid Johnson a total of $124,000 in installments ranging from $1,000 to $1,900 and made some rent payments at Johnson’s assisted living facility.
He falsely told Johnson the payments were “advances” on a county settlement payment that had not yet arrived, according to the grand jury.
In November 2018, Johnson asked Avenatti to send information on the settlement to the Social Security Administration so it could gauge his eligibility for disability payments.
“Knowing full well that the requested information could lead to inquiries that could reveal” the embezzlement, Avenatti ignored Johnson’s request, causing the government to cut off his disability payments two months ago, according to prosecutors.
The City of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett.
The state has chosen not to prosecute Jussie Smollett. This decision meant that the City of Chicago wouldn’t have the opportunity to present, at trial, the evidence they gathered that ran counter to Smollett’s story. Clearly the City of Chicago wanted to make that evidence public, and now they’ve done so via a civil suit that’s been filed against Smollett.
You can read the entire complaint, which contains a timeline of events, and a ton of damning evidence against Smollett here.