Donald Trump’s luxury golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey is probably his third-favorite place in the world, after Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tow– actually, you know, maybe it’s his second-favorite after Bob Mueller basically took over a floor of Trump Tower. Still, he loves Bedminster. When the weather’s right, he can waste untold hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars golfing when he should be working.
But what on earth keeps Bedminster running smoothly? We’ve all heard the stories of Trump hiring undocumented immigrant workers for his Florida compound, but New Jersey is a world away, all the way up the coast from the lawless land of Florida Man.
Turns out it’s the same thing: Illegal hiring of undocumented workers. Or at least, that’s what the central claim is in a new case against the President’s country club, where supervisors are alleged to have procured fake green cards and Social Security numbers for employees they intended to employ.
The ever-alert Scott Dworkin of the Democratic Coalition tweeted at the end of December:
BREAKING: NJ AG has evidence that managers at Trump’s golf club gave fraudulent green cards & Social Security numbers to employees. When evidence was uncovered the AG didn’t trust Sessions, so they contacted Mueller. Now the FBI & Mueller are investigating the immigration crimes.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 29, 2018
That lines up perfectly with reports from the New York Daily News, who reported that:
Anibal Romero, a Newark attorney who represents several undocumented immigrants who used to work at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, said Friday he recently met with investigators from the state attorney general’s office and handed over fraudulent green cards and Social Security numbers that management at the club allegedly procured and gave his clients, Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz.”
The attorney, being suspicious of what former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions might do with the information — since Sessions was likely only to pursue the undocumented workers rather than the people who illegally hired them — took the information to Robert Mueller’s office before he even went to state prosecutors, telling the Daily News that “I wasn’t sure, one, if they’d take me seriously and, two, if this could backfire on my clients.”
Mueller, of course, found it outside his purview, although a referral to the FBI came in short order. But Mueller still has the information in hand — marking yet another crime committed with the name Trump attached to it.
Unfortunately for Donald Trump, it looks like we may have enough paperwork on his various misdeeds to build a wall anywhere we choose. I vote we build one around the Trump family.
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