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Hollywood restaurant stood by and did nothing as Trump-loving manager threatened Latino cook: lawsuit

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A Latino cook at Japanese fast food chain Yoshinoya said that his supervisor at a Hollywood, CA branch of the restaurant invoked President Donald Trump’s name in a pattern of racially-charged harassment, said the SoCal Patch.

Jose Lopez filed a complaint on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that manager Teresa Bersonda racially harassed Lopez — a native of El Salvador — and that when he sought redress, the company threatened to “report him to Homeland Security.”

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Charges in the suit include discrimination, harassment, failure to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent hiring, training, supervision and retention, said the Patch.

Lopez was hired in August of 2014, the complaint states, and was subject to continual harassment by Bersonda, who ridiculed Lopez’s accent and dialect.

“You are a stupid ass because you don’t know English,” she reportedly said, as well as, “I really wanted Donald Trump to win because he will throw you out of the country.”

She is accused of shouting, “Build that wall!” at Lopez during his shifts and said that Latino immigrants should be forced to “go back to their country.”

Lopez complained to upper management, the suit claims, and was briefly offered a different schedule, but the measure was only temporary. The suit says that Lopez was ordered to “deal with it or leave.”

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When Lopez met with an attorney for assistance handling the issue, a Yoshinoya manager took Lopez aside and threatened him, the suit says. The manager ordered Lopez to drop his suit against Bersonda and the restaurant chain or the company would report Lopez to Homeland Security.

Yoshinoya declined to speak to the Patch for the article.

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Giuliani associates’ company promised to build a bizarre temple over Jerusalem

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The Wall Street Journal has uncovered new details about the strange work done by Fraud Guarantee, the company founded by Lev Parnas, the indicted henchman of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.

Specifically, the Journal was given information from an investor who says he plugged $250,000 into Fraud Guarantee after Parnas told him that he could use his connections with President Donald Trump to help promote his initiative to create peace in the Middle East.

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Liberal PACs gear up for major ad blitz to flip GOP-controlled legislatures in states where Trump is vulnerable

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According to a report from Politico, two left-leaning PAC's are working in concert to flip GOP-majority legislatures in reliably conservative or too- close-to-call states.

With Donald Trump expected to be at the top of the Republican ticket, "Arena and Future Now Fund, are planning to spend $7 million to try to flip GOP-controlled state legislatures in Florida, Arizona, Michigan and North Carolina," the report states.

According to Daniel Squadron, co-founder of the Future Now Fund, "If you look at where the important states are, the places most people are watching are the Electoral College to secure the White House. But the truth is that when you talk about the impact of 2020, electoral control of the state legislatures is critical.”

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Newly revealed letter details Rudy Giuliani’s work for Fraud Guarantee company owned by indicted henchman

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A newly revealed letter sheds light on Rudy Giuliani's work for Fraud Guarantee, a company founded by his indicted associates Lev Parnas and David Correia -- and the document has been handed over to investigators.

Fraud Guarantee circulated an investor letter last year that shows the company would pay the consulting firm Giuliani Partners up to $2 million for the first year and give the former New York City mayor equity in the company, reported the Wall Street Journal.

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