In other news, numerous sources who spoke to Forbes say Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has stolen at least $120 million from his former business partners and employees. Ross has reportedly settled cases claiming as much, including a recent case. His former associates also describe him as an unimaginable cheap-ass.
Two former WL Ross colleagues remember the commerce secretary taking handfuls of Sweet’N Low packets from a nearby restaurant, so he didn’t have to go out and buy some for himself. One says workers at his house in the Hamptons used to call the office, claiming Ross had not paid them for their work. Another two people said Ross once pledged $1 million to a charity, then never paid.
Meanwhile, Paul Manafort's former deputy Rick Gates testified in court that his boss was more or less broke in 2015 before their Russian contact Konstantin Kilimnik bailed him out with a check.
I still think we're going to learn Manafort didn't really work for Trump "for free." That already seems apparent.
Finally, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the family of a teenager killed by a border agent from the other side of the Mexican border can sue for civil damages.
Tuesday’s decision allows Araceli Rodriguez to sue the agent Lonnie Swartz over the Oct. 10, 2012 shooting of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez.
The boy had been walking down a street in Nogales, Mexico when Swartz, then on duty and standing on an embankment on U.S. soil, fired through a border fence, striking him about 10 times.
The agent claimed that he was defending himself from rock throwers which would be absurd even if it were true. He shot the boy 10 times.