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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:20 PM

FBI makes arrests in Puerto Rico scandal, prompting calls for governor's ouster

WASHINGTON - The FBI on Wednesday arrested two former senior officials who served in administration of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, leading the chair of the House committee that oversees Puerto Rico to call for the governor to step down.

The arrests also spurred concerns on Capitol Hill about the billions of dollars in aid that Congress has approved for the island.

The federal indictment says the former officials illegally directed federal funding to politically connected contractors. The arrests come about a month after Congress approved a controversial disaster aid bill that earmarked additional funding for Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria in 2017, which were tied up in part because President Donald Trump called island officials "incompetent or corrupt."

Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., chair of the Natural Resource Committee that oversees Puerto Rico, called on Rosselló to resign amid the ongoing federal investigation.

Read more: https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/nation/3832152-FBI-makes-arrests-in-Puerto-Rico-scandal-prompting-calls-for-governors-ouster

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:29 PM

1. This is retaliation I'd wager....

And a "witchhunt".

How about just helping US citizens?.

Sorry-wrong skin color.

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