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Donald Trump Jr.: We Need to Control Our Supply Chain – ‘Trump 2016 agenda was 100 percent right’

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“If there’s one thing that coronavirus has taught us, [it’s] that Donald Trump and his agenda in 2016 when he [ran on] the MAGA agenda was 100 percent right,” Trump Jr. said. “We do need to control our supply chains. We do need to have American manufacturing so the Chinese can’t do what they did,” Donald Trump Jr. told “Hannity” in an interview on Fox News Thursday night.

“Look how quick Mexico shut down the border to the U.S. when they said, ‘Hey, you know, guys, it can actually be done.’ So if [there’s] one thing that this has shown us [it’s] that Donald Trump was right all along,” Trump Jr. said. “Donald Trump is a guy that got it and saw that.”

“He’s also the guy that built the greatest economy America has ever known. He’s the guy that can make America great again, again, once we get through this,” concluded Trump Jr.

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DOJ federal indictment connects Sinaloa Cartel and Chinese ‘underground banking’

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The Justice Department (DOJ) announced a huge connection between Chinese organized crime and the Sinaloa drug cartel. In a press release the DOJ reported a 10-count superseding indictment charging Los Angeles-based associates of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel with conspiring with money-laundering groups linked to Chinese underground banking to launder drug trafficking proceeds. During the conspiracy, more than $50 million in drug proceeds flowed between the Sinaloa Cartel associates and Chinese underground money exchanges.”

The indictment was the result of a multi-year investigation into the conspiracy—dubbed “Operation Fortune Runner”— unsealed on Monday charging a total of 24 defendants with one count of conspiracy to aid and abet the distribution of cocaine and methamphetamine, one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and one count of conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business, according to the press release.

“Dangerous drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine are destroying people’s lives but drug traffickers only care about their profits,” said United States Attorney Martin Estrada. “To protect our community, therefore, it is essential that we go after the sophisticated, international criminal syndicates that launder the drug money. As this indictment and our international actions show, we will be dogged in our pursuit of all those who facilitate destruction in our country and make sure they are held accountable for their actions.”

“Drug traffickers generate immense amounts of cash through their illicit operations. This case is a prime example of Chinese money launderers working hand in hand with drug traffickers to try to legitimize profits generated by drug activities,” said Chief Guy Ficco of IRS Criminal Investigation. “We have made it a priority to identify, disrupt, and dismantle any money launderers working with drug cartels and we are committed to our partnerships with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to combat drug cartels and those who assist them in laundering drug proceeds.”

The Justice.Gov website explains of the indictment: “Following close coordination with the Justice Department, Chinese and Mexican law enforcement informed United States authorities that those countries recently arrested fugitives named in the superseding indictment who fled the United States after they were initially charged last year.”

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