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Trump lawyer-turned-Hillary backer: Melania had ‘green card’ from prior marriage

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A former immigration attorney for Donald Trump’s organization raised new questions about the GOP presidential nominee’s wife’s immigration status in an interview published by Univision on Friday.

“Ms. Trump received citizenship in 2006 and prior to that she had a green card based on marriage,” said Michael Wildes. “Before that, she had a work visa and was in full compliance on her visas and never disrespected any of them. That has been made clear to me.”

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Melania Trump married the real estate mogul in January 2005, which she has said is her first marriage. She has stated in the past that she obtained the “green card” designating her as a lawful permanent US resident in 2001.

Wildes did not explain the apparent discrepancy, saying in an email that he “didn’t hear back” from the Trump Organization when he asked about it.

Wildes, a former federal prosecutor who currently identifies himself as a supporter of Hillary Clinton, said he was authorized by the Trump Organization “to speak on the matters concerning Melania.” He said that he obtained visas and “green cards” for participants in the Miss Universe pageant while it was owned by the real estate mogul.

The Hill reported that, according to Wildes, he did not know “how or when” Melania Trump obtained her “green card.”

“I told [Univision] it predated my representation and he’d have to get the information elsewhere,” Wildes was quoted as saying.

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Trump ‘abruptly’ storms out of 60 Minutes interview and refuses to return: report

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President Donald Trump was said to have "abruptly" ended an interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl at the White House.

According to CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins, the "drama" occurred on Tuesday afternoon.

"Apparently there was some drama while President Trump was taping his 60 Minutes interview today," Collins wrote on Twitter. "He abruptly ended his solo interview after around 45 minutes & did not return for a scheduled walk & talk he was supposed to tape with Pence, @abdallahcnn and I are told by sources."

Apparently there was some drama while President Trump was taping his 60 Minutes interview today. He abruptly ended his solo interview after around 45 minutes & did not return for a scheduled walk & talk he was supposed to tape with Pence, @abdallahcnn and I are told by sources.

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Trump mask-shames CBS reporter Lesley Stahl — and ominously warns ‘much more to come’

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President Donald Trump has spent months belittling people for wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

His anti-mask attitude reportedly resulted in White House and campaign staff not wearing masks so as to avoid angering their boss.

And Trump has repeatedly attacked Joe Biden for wearing facial coverings -- even after the president was hospitalized for COVID-19.

But on Tuesday, Trump dramatically shifted his position and mask-shamed CBS "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl, posting video of her not wearing a mask while Trump was.

Trump included video of their interview in his tweet:

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McConnell warns Trump not to pass a stimulus deal before the election: report

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According to a report from the Washington Post, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told fellow Republicans this Tuesday that he warned the White House not to make a stimulus deal with Democrats before the election.

"McConnell suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is not negotiating in good faith with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and any deal they reach could disrupt the Senate’s plans to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court next week," the Post reports.

As the Post points out, McConnell's stance risks dashing any hopes that a stimulus deal would be passed before November 3rd.

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