Corrupt Puerto Rico Governor Faces Demands to Resign

Sparta Report | 7/15/2019 | Doomberg
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Corrupt Democrat governor Ricardo Rosello, a notorious Trump hater, has been found sticking his hand into the cookie jar:

The administration of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was engulfed in crisis as top officials resigned and political allies in the U.S. territory withdrew their support after a trove of private messages were leaked.

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Puerto Rico’s former Chief Financial Officer Christian Sobrino and Secretary of State Luis Rivera Marín resigned their positions on Saturday, after the disclosure of nearly 900 pages of private messages between Gov. Rosselló and top administration officials that included vulgar insults toward prominent public figures.

In a statement Friday, Mr. Sobrino apologized for the chats. Mr. Rivera Marín couldn’t be reached for comment.

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The messages, exchanged on the encrypted-messaging app Telegram, put more political pressure on an administration that was already shaken last week after two former high-ranking officials were indicted on federal corruption charges.

On Saturday, a federation of mayors aligned with Mr. Rosselló’s pro-statehood New Progressive Party withdrew support for him as protesters descended on the governor’s mansion, known as La Fortaleza, to demand his resignation.

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Top lawmakers from the statehood party also said they had lost confidence in the governor while Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico’s nonvoting delegate to Congress, said he shouldn’t stand for re-election in 2020.

In the chats, the officials also discussed government contracts, attacked journalists and debated how to discredit a federal monitor overseeing the police department. Among the chat’s participants were several people who weren’t public employees, including the governor’s former campaign manager Elías Sánchez Sifonte and two hired...
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