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CFO of popular NYC restaurant caught on audio raging at employee and threatening to have him deported
The CFO for a popular New York City restaurant was caught on tape raging at an employee she accused of stealing and selling recipes to a competitor, TMZ reports.
Naomi Ram of Jue Lan Club accused staffer Jose Luis Toxqui and another employee of giving out free drinks from the bar. She also accused Jose and his girlfriend, who works at competitor restaurant Sei Less, of stealing Jue Lan's recipes.
"You ever been sent to ICE motherf-----?" she says to Toxqui, who is Mexican.
"Somebody is going to f------ go to jail tonight ... I will f--- your ass up in f------ immigration. I will f--- you the f--- up," Ram says.
"I will make sure you never step foot back in this country," Ram says.
One part of the audio seems to show Ram physically assaulting Toxqui.
According to Page Six, Toxqui sued Ram for assault, battery and unpaid wages in September.
Listen to the audio over at TMZ.
Following the run-off loss by Herschel Walker in his bid to win a U.S. Senate seat with the backing of Donald Trump, CNN's John Avlon suggested that it is time to dispense with the notion that the former president is in any way a "kingmaker."
Speaking with "CNN This Morning" co-host Poppy Harlow, Avlon was asked for a post-mortem on Walker's loss and what it means for Trump and the GOP.
"What can we expect from a Democratic majority?" Harlow prompted the analyst.
"People say, look, Democrats had the majority, it was going to be 50/50, why does Warnock's win matter?" Avlon replied. "It changes the ball game fundamentally because all of a sudden Democrats will control the committees, fast track legislation, nominations, they have subpoena power. They can't have a legislative agenda held up by one senator and can be a more effective counterweight to the Republican control of the House."
"It's a tight margin in both seats but a still divided government, it's a game changer. It's not one seat it's a difference in the balance of power," he added.
"So what did we learn last night about the future of the Republican Party for 2024? Trump is not a kingmaker, not last night with Walker, not with almost all of his hand-selected candidates," Harlow stated.
"That's right. Trump is not a kingmaker, he is a kryptonite maker," Avlon shot back with a smirk. "He's putting forward candidates who cannot win general elections because they are too extreme, they are election deniers -- it's the personal fealty that he demands."
"We're learning over and over again, it's the suburbs, stupid," he continued. "The deep divide in politics in blue state/red state is urban versus rural and suburbs are the swing and they'll vote Republicans in all sorts of races but not when you have someone who's unqualified in fundamental ways except he's willing to kiss the ring."
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Ivanka Trump won't be placed under the watchful eye of a court monitor who will oversee the Trump Organization to prevent the company from reorganizing to avoid a fraud lawsuit.
The New York attorney general's office and a state judge agreed to exclude the former president's eldest daughter from the recent order authorizing a retired federal judge to monitor the company's dealings to ensure it stops lying to banks and insurers, but Ivanka Trump distanced herself from the company and her family in her filing, reported The Daily Beast.
“Ms. Trump has had no involvement for more than five years," her lawyers argued in a Nov. 7 appeal. "Ms. Trump has had no role as an officer, director, or employee of the Trump Organization or any of its affiliates since at least January 2017."
New York attorney general Letitia James filed a $250 million lawsuit against the Trump Organization in August, and James' office has filed court papers alleging that Ivanka Trump was a "key player" in many of the transactions under investigation, including deals involving fake documents and dubious property valuations.
However, her attorneys noted that Justice Arthur F. Engoron did not single her out in court when he ordered the court monitor, arguing that James never intended to pose an injunction against her, and the attorney general's office, her lawyer and the judge signed an agreement excluding her from the monitor.“The term ‘defendants’... including the monitorship order… excludes Ivanka Trump,” reads the agreement.