web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona

Arizona man who sold ammunition to Las Vegas massacre gunman pleads guilty

A man who sold ammunition to the Las Vegas massacre gunman pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Nevada to federal charges related to an illegal ammunition business he operated out of his Arizona home.

LAS VEGAS MASSACRE DEATH TOLL RISES AFTER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WOMAN’S DEATH

Douglas Haig, 57, was not accused of a direct role in the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting that killed 58 and injured more than 850 at an open-air music festival. Prosecutors never suggested that he had advance knowledge of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Haig acknowledged before U.S. District Judge James Mahan that he had no license to disassemble, remanufacture and reload bullets at his home workshop in Mesa, Ariz. According to investigators, Haig operated an illegal business called Specialized Military Ammunition from July 2016 to Oct. 2017, selling ammunition both online and at gun shows in several states, including Arizona and Nevada, Mercury News reported.

Westlake Legal Group AP19323718671713 Arizona man who sold ammunition to Las Vegas massacre gunman pleads guilty fox-news/us/us-regions/west/nevada fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/crime/mass-murder fox-news/us/crime/las-vegas-massacre fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc Danielle Wallace article 62953436-7c0b-5227-ae7e-bd658d087cd2

Douglas Haig leaves the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Tuesday Nov. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas, after pleading guilty to illegally manufacturing tracer and armor-piercing bullets found in a high-rise hotel suite where a gunman took aim before the Las Vegas Strip massacre two years ago. (Elizabeth Page Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Law enforcement first began to investigate Haig after discovering unfired .308-caliber (7.62mm) rounds in gunman Stephen Paddock’s hotel room, the Mercury News reported. Haig’s fingerprints, as well as tool marks from his workshop, were found on two of the rounds, and his address was on a box that police found near Paddock’s body, court documents said.

“Doug had no indication whatsoever about Stephen Paddock’s plans,” defense attorney Marc Victor said during a prepared statement outside U.S. District Court in Las Vegas.

Haig acknowledged publicly in 2018 that he sold 720 rounds of tracer ammunition to Paddock in the weeks before the massacre after the two met at a gun show. Tracers illuminate the path of fired bullets, allowing shooters a more precise hit.

Haig closed the business permanently following an FBI raid less than three weeks after the shooting, according to his defense attorney. His plea agreement allowed him to avoid a trial that had been scheduled to begin next month. Haig could have faced up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His deal could get him about two years at sentencing Feb. 19. Victor said he’ll seek probation.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM

The Las Vegas police department’s initial assessment of the shooting reported that 58 people were killed and 869 people were injured, including 413 who were wounded by bullets or shrapnel, the New York Times reported.

Haig’s plea comes after a southern California woman, who was left paralyzed after she was shot in the back during the shooting, died last week. A coroner’s report has yet to be released. If it’s determined she died as a result of the injuries she suffered during the shooting, the death toll will rise to 59.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group AP19323718671713 Arizona man who sold ammunition to Las Vegas massacre gunman pleads guilty fox-news/us/us-regions/west/nevada fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/crime/mass-murder fox-news/us/crime/las-vegas-massacre fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc Danielle Wallace article 62953436-7c0b-5227-ae7e-bd658d087cd2   Westlake Legal Group AP19323718671713 Arizona man who sold ammunition to Las Vegas massacre gunman pleads guilty fox-news/us/us-regions/west/nevada fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/crime/mass-murder fox-news/us/crime/las-vegas-massacre fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc Danielle Wallace article 62953436-7c0b-5227-ae7e-bd658d087cd2

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Arizona mother arrested after accidentally shooting 13-year-old son, police say

A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured on Saturday after his mother accidentally shot him during a fight outside an Arizona home, police said.

Phoenix police said the shooting unfolded in the backyard of a home on East Taylor Street around 5:20 p.m. on Saturday.

They said the 13-year-old was in the backyard when a man named Michael Wilson, 59, confronted an unwanted guest outside, which led to a fight.

Westlake Legal Group Tonya-Monroe Arizona mother arrested after accidentally shooting 13-year-old son, police say Talia Kaplan fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc article 728e4716-1566-5c02-9cbe-0c0bce90db87

Police said the teen’s mother, Tonya Monroe, 41, went to get a gun from their home to break up a fight and accidentally fired it, striking her son. (Phoenix PD)

CREATOR OF YOUTUBE CHANNEL ABUSED 7 ADOPTED CHILDREN WHO STARRED IN VIDEOS WATCHED BY MILLIONS, POLICE SAY

Police said the teen’s mother, Tonya Monroe, 41, went to get a gun from their home to break up the fight and accidentally fired it, striking her son.

The 13-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. Doctors later listed him in stable condition, according to police.

NEW MEXICO HUNTER SHOT BY DOG SAYS DOG WAS FATALLY SHOT WEEKS LATER: REPORT

Police arrested both Wilson and Monroe. The teen’s mother faced several charges including aggravated assault and disorderly conduct involving a weapon.

Wilson was accused of drug and weapons possession. The unwanted guest, who did not report any injuries, did not cooperate with investigators, police said.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

Investigators said they developed probable cause to arrest Monroe and Wilson based on interviews and evidence found inside the home.

The investigation was ongoing.

Westlake Legal Group Tonya-Monroe Arizona mother arrested after accidentally shooting 13-year-old son, police say Talia Kaplan fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc article 728e4716-1566-5c02-9cbe-0c0bce90db87   Westlake Legal Group Tonya-Monroe Arizona mother arrested after accidentally shooting 13-year-old son, police say Talia Kaplan fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc article 728e4716-1566-5c02-9cbe-0c0bce90db87

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Decommissioned nuclear missile silo in Arizona being sold for less than $400G

For those in the market for a possible doomsday bunker, a decades-long decommissioned nuclear missile complex in Arizona is being sold for $395,000.

The underground silo that once held the Titan II missile, an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, sits on 12.5 acres just north of Catalina.

PRICE OF GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE’S BOYHOOD HOME SLASHED TO $5.6 MILLION

Photographs posted on Luxe Realty’s website showed the interior of the once top-secret facility. The paint was peeling off the rusted metal walls. Giant vault-like doors opened up into vast, empty corridors, some with dirt floors.

Westlake Legal Group 1e59bc41-Titan-II-Missile-Luxe-Realty-2 Decommissioned nuclear missile silo in Arizona being sold for less than $400G Stephen Sorace fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/tech/topics/us-air-force fox news fnc/real-estate fnc article 6a091211-c791-58c2-a9d7-e4e01889cdcf /FOX NEWS/LIFESTYLE/REAL ESTATE

Construction of the Titan II missile launch sites began in December of 1960, according to the Titan Missile Museum. (Casey James / Luxe Realty Photography)

Grant Hampton with Realty Executives, who has the listing for the historic property, described the site to the Arizona Republic as a “time capsule” to another era.

Hampton said he had to descend down a 40-foot ladder to the depths of the underground silo, adding that there was no electricity or cell service so far below the surface.

Westlake Legal Group 6ab39c7e-Titan-II-Missile-Luxe-Realty-1 Decommissioned nuclear missile silo in Arizona being sold for less than $400G Stephen Sorace fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/tech/topics/us-air-force fox news fnc/real-estate fnc article 6a091211-c791-58c2-a9d7-e4e01889cdcf /FOX NEWS/LIFESTYLE/REAL ESTATE

The property doesn’t come with any bedrooms or bathrooms, according to the Republic. (Casey James / Luxe Realty Photography)

The 4,000 square foot underground space still had three of its original blast doors, which each weigh 7,000 pounds and can withstand shockwaves, according to Business Insider.

2-BEDROOM GEORGIA HOME FOR SALE FOR $1 BY MOTIVATED OHIO SELLER

The sprawling complex was built around 1963 during the Cold War when the Titan II program went into effect, according to the Titan Missile Museum. The program produced 54 missiles, spread out across three Air Force bases in groups of 18. The Titan II, America’s largest nuclear missile, was ready to be launched at any time from the sites.

Westlake Legal Group 6ee41bb0-Titan-II-Missile-Luxe-Realty-3 Decommissioned nuclear missile silo in Arizona being sold for less than $400G Stephen Sorace fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/tech/topics/us-air-force fox news fnc/real-estate fnc article 6a091211-c791-58c2-a9d7-e4e01889cdcf /FOX NEWS/LIFESTYLE/REAL ESTATE

The Titan II missiles were ready to launch at any time from the site. (Casey James / Luxe Realty Photography)

The Titan II program was deactivated in 1982, a year after President Ronald Reagan announced the start of his Strategic Forces Improvement Plan to modernize land-based ICBM programs. The program officially came to an end in 1987 – 24 years after it began – when the last facility was shut down. The sites have been decommissioned ever since

Hampton said the site offers buyers limitless opportunities, suggesting it can become an underground man cave, Air BnB or even a doomsday bunker.

Westlake Legal Group Titan-II-Missile-Luxe-Realty-4-1 Decommissioned nuclear missile silo in Arizona being sold for less than $400G Stephen Sorace fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/tech/topics/us-air-force fox news fnc/real-estate fnc article 6a091211-c791-58c2-a9d7-e4e01889cdcf /FOX NEWS/LIFESTYLE/REAL ESTATE

The once top-secret nuclear missile silo is only a 30-minute drive from Tucson, although it may be hard to spot. (Casey James / Luxe Realty Photography)

He told the Republic he’s been getting 30 to 40 calls a day about the site since it went on the market early last week.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

The site has passed through the hands of two owners, the first of whom bought it from the government, the Republic reported, citing public real estate records. Robert Ellis, the current owner, bought it for $200,000 in 2003.

Some of the other Titan II sites in Arizona are privately owned, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

Westlake Legal Group 89ee8718-Titan-II-Missile-Luxe-Realty-5 Decommissioned nuclear missile silo in Arizona being sold for less than $400G Stephen Sorace fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/tech/topics/us-air-force fox news fnc/real-estate fnc article 6a091211-c791-58c2-a9d7-e4e01889cdcf /FOX NEWS/LIFESTYLE/REAL ESTATE   Westlake Legal Group 89ee8718-Titan-II-Missile-Luxe-Realty-5 Decommissioned nuclear missile silo in Arizona being sold for less than $400G Stephen Sorace fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/tech/topics/us-air-force fox news fnc/real-estate fnc article 6a091211-c791-58c2-a9d7-e4e01889cdcf /FOX NEWS/LIFESTYLE/REAL ESTATE

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Border Patrol agent shoots Russian allegedly trying to sneak into US

A Border Patrol agent shot and wounded a Russian citizen who appeared to be trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico, the Border Patrol said.

The agent was trying to arrest the man just after 7:15 p.m. on the U.S.-Mexico border east of Lukeville, Ariz., Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement.

“As the agent attempted to arrest the subject, a physical altercation ensued, and the agent discharged his firearm, striking the subject,” CBP said.

Westlake Legal Group Arizona-Border-Wall-iStock Border Patrol agent shoots Russian allegedly trying to sneak into US Louis Casiano fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox news fnc/us fnc article 421b6c4f-e4df-59c6-a1df-2a9730cce39c

A border fence in Nogales, Ariz. A Border Patrol agent shot a Russian citizen allegedly attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Thursday. (iStock)

The agency said the injured man was flown to a Phoenix hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The border agent was not harmed.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Calls and messages to the Border Patrol from Fox News were not returned.

The FBI and the CBP Use of Force Incident Team are investigating the shooting.

Westlake Legal Group Arizona-Border-Wall-iStock Border Patrol agent shoots Russian allegedly trying to sneak into US Louis Casiano fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox news fnc/us fnc article 421b6c4f-e4df-59c6-a1df-2a9730cce39c   Westlake Legal Group Arizona-Border-Wall-iStock Border Patrol agent shoots Russian allegedly trying to sneak into US Louis Casiano fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox news fnc/us fnc article 421b6c4f-e4df-59c6-a1df-2a9730cce39c

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Border Patrol agent shoots Russian allegedly trying to sneak into US

A Border Patrol agent shot and wounded a Russian citizen who appeared to be trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico, the Border Patrol said.

The agent was trying to arrest the man just after 7:15 p.m. on the U.S.-Mexico border east of Lukeville, Ariz., Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement.

“As the agent attempted to arrest the subject, a physical altercation ensued, and the agent discharged his firearm, striking the subject,” CBP said.

Westlake Legal Group Arizona-Border-Wall-iStock Border Patrol agent shoots Russian allegedly trying to sneak into US Louis Casiano fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox news fnc/us fnc article 421b6c4f-e4df-59c6-a1df-2a9730cce39c

A border fence in Nogales, Ariz. A Border Patrol agent shot a Russian citizen allegedly attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Thursday. (iStock)

The agency said the injured man was flown to a Phoenix hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The border agent was not harmed.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Calls and messages to the Border Patrol from Fox News were not returned.

The FBI and the CBP Use of Force Incident Team are investigating the shooting.

Westlake Legal Group Arizona-Border-Wall-iStock Border Patrol agent shoots Russian allegedly trying to sneak into US Louis Casiano fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox news fnc/us fnc article 421b6c4f-e4df-59c6-a1df-2a9730cce39c   Westlake Legal Group Arizona-Border-Wall-iStock Border Patrol agent shoots Russian allegedly trying to sneak into US Louis Casiano fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox news fnc/us fnc article 421b6c4f-e4df-59c6-a1df-2a9730cce39c

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

US Marine combat veteran, a convicted felon, deported to El Salvador

A 38-year-old Marine combat veteran and convicted felon — who grew up in California after being brought to the U.S. at age 3—was deported to El Salvador this week after being held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody for more than a year, his attorney said.

Jose Segovia Benitez was jailed by Salvadorian authorities upon arrival to the Central American country but was released from custody by Thursday, his attorney, Roy Petty, told the Orange County Register. He was originally expected to remain in jail for five days as local police investigated whether Benitez, who has a lengthy criminal record in the U.S., was wanted for any crimes in El Salvador.

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR PARDONS 3 CONVICTED IMMIGRANTS TO HELP BLOCK DEPORTATIONS

Petty, a Dallas-based attorney, traveled Wednesday to Arizona’s Florence Correctional Center, where he said he was surprised to learn his client had been deported.

Westlake Legal Group jose-segovia-benitez US Marine combat veteran, a convicted felon, deported to El Salvador fox-news/us/us-regions/west/california fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/military/veterans fox-news/us/military/marines fox-news/us/military fox-news/us/immigration/border-security fox-news/us/immigration fox-news/travel/regions/central-america fox news fnc/us fnc eb1a6419-fc70-5c40-ad78-8352aa0a5744 Danielle Wallace article

United States Marine Jose Segovia Benitez (US Marine Corps)

“ICE kept his deportation a secret. They kept it a secret from him, me, his other attorney, and they kept it a secret from his mother,” Petty told the Phoenix New Times. “It’s not common practice. Generally, what ICE will do is they will notify the person so the person can make arrangements. They woke him up and put him on a plane.”

Petty had requested California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, pardon Benitez, which would clear his criminal record as his U.S. citizenship case is processed. The lawyer claims immigration officials told him that he had more time to file paperwork to delay his client’s deportation. Newsom’s office has not commented about the pardon request.

According to his lawyer, Benitez remains in hiding in El Salvador as gangs often kidnap former U.S. service members, torture them and hold them for ransom. Benitez does not speak Spanish fluently and has not returned to the Central America country since leaving when he was 3 years old.

“We certainly hope that ICE will correct this problem and allow him to come back to fight his case,” Petty said. “What would certainly be horrible would be if he were kidnapped or killed in El Salvador before that.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM

Benitez, who grew up in Long Beach, Calif., was a legal permanent resident when he joined the Marines in 1999 and served two combat tours in Iraq, the Register reported. His family said he was never properly treated for a brain injury he suffered from detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED).  He was honorably discharged in 2004, and, according to family, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and began to abuse drugs and alcohol.

Benitez was convicted of several felonies, including a domestic violence charge following an incident involving his then-girlfriend, assault with a deadly weapon, DUI and narcotics-related offenses, the Times reported.  He served four years in prison and lost his legal status, and his Green Card was revoked, as a result of two aggravated felony convictions. He was taken into ICE custody in January 2018 and was transported to a facility in Adelanto, Calif., before he was moved to a detention center in Arizona.

Westlake Legal Group jose-segovia-benitez US Marine combat veteran, a convicted felon, deported to El Salvador fox-news/us/us-regions/west/california fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/military/veterans fox-news/us/military/marines fox-news/us/military fox-news/us/immigration/border-security fox-news/us/immigration fox-news/travel/regions/central-america fox news fnc/us fnc eb1a6419-fc70-5c40-ad78-8352aa0a5744 Danielle Wallace article   Westlake Legal Group jose-segovia-benitez US Marine combat veteran, a convicted felon, deported to El Salvador fox-news/us/us-regions/west/california fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/military/veterans fox-news/us/military/marines fox-news/us/military fox-news/us/immigration/border-security fox-news/us/immigration fox-news/travel/regions/central-america fox news fnc/us fnc eb1a6419-fc70-5c40-ad78-8352aa0a5744 Danielle Wallace article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

White Castle’s largest location sells out of burgers hours after opening

Westlake Legal Group White-Castle-sign White Castle's largest location sells out of burgers hours after opening Michael Hollan fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/food-drink/food/fast-food fox news fnc/food-drink fnc article 318c7696-f45a-5895-bfec-cd927742a274

It looks like White Castle is a hit in Arizona.

The fast-food chain opened its first location in the state in Scottsdale and was met with huge crowds. It turns out, Arizona really likes some mini-square burgers.

The restaurant opened at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, according to a press release from White Castle. It’s the company’s first location in the Grand Canyon State and they reportedly hired 130 employees and managers.

The restaurant was originally scheduled to be open 24 hours a day, but they have had to alter those plans, ABC 15 reports. The lines at both the counter and drive-thru reportedly backed up for hours due to the high turnout.

The new location is considered to be the largest White Castle ever, coming in at 4,589 square feet.

POPEYES CHICKEN SANDWICH RETURNING TO RESTAURANTS IN EARLY NOVEMBER, ACCORDING TO FRANCHISE OWNER

Doors opened at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning and by 4 a.m. on Thursday morning, the restaurant had sold out of burgers and was forced to close down, AZ Family reports.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

At one point, White Castle was forced to implement a “60-slider limit” on customers after several customers ordered burgers “hundreds at a time,” ABC 15 reports.

White Castle claimed that the closure was due to the restaurant being open 24 hours, as the chain typically restocks their restaurants during the overnight hours. They hoped to reopen at 9 a.m. and would operate on a 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. for the time being. A spokesperson for White Castle did not immediately respond to Fox News to confirm if the restaurant had reopened yet.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER

They eventually plan on returning to the 24-hours-a-day schedule once they’re able to meet the level of demand.

Westlake Legal Group White-Castle-sign White Castle's largest location sells out of burgers hours after opening Michael Hollan fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/food-drink/food/fast-food fox news fnc/food-drink fnc article 318c7696-f45a-5895-bfec-cd927742a274   Westlake Legal Group White-Castle-sign White Castle's largest location sells out of burgers hours after opening Michael Hollan fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/food-drink/food/fast-food fox news fnc/food-drink fnc article 318c7696-f45a-5895-bfec-cd927742a274

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Lawmaker leading charge to censure Adam Schiff says he’s engineering ‘total political hit job’ on Trump

Westlake Legal Group Schiff-Lesko_AP-FOX Lawmaker leading charge to censure Adam Schiff says he's engineering 'total political hit job' on Trump fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/person/adam-schiff fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc Charles Creitz article 48acc87a-8a1c-539b-86ec-3dc0caea3064

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is leading a “total political hit job” on President Trump, according to a Republican lawmaker co-sponsoring a bill to censure the California Democrat.

The American people have had the most to lose amid the Trump impeachment inquiry Schiff is leading, Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., claimed Monday on “Your World.”

“I imagine that the Democrats are going to kill the bill to censure Adam Schiff because this whole thing is a political hit job against the president,” she said.

“Adam Schiff… has for two years said he had proof that the president colluded with Russians — that turned out to be false in the Mueller report. Then, made up… what President Trump said to the Ukrainian president, trying to deceive the American public.”

HOUSE REPUBLICANS TRY TO FORCE A VOTE ON CENSURING ADAM SCHIFF

Lesko claimed Schiff continues to try to mislead the public about alleged wrongdoing or unethical behavior on the part of the president, and added she believed his personal bias is hurting Congress’ ability to work on issues constituents care about.

She said congressional Democrats are instead engaged in a baseless “witch hunt” to try to tar Trump and ruin his presidency.

More from Media

“Nothing is getting done around here except all these closed-door impeachment inquiries,” she told host Neil Cavuto from inside the U.S. Capitol.

Later in the interview, she mentioned other issues she had with Schiff, and reiterated he is engaged in a “total political hit job.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

She said Schiff repeatedly claimed publicly he had no contact with the Ukraine phone call whistleblower, despite later reporting by Fox News the yet unnamed individual failed to disclose contact with the lawmaker’s committee staff.

“He’s so biased, and on multiple occasions has said falsities,” she said, adding Trump, to date, has been offered “no due process.”

To that extent, she said former Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton were allowed more access to the process of their impeachment inquiries. In Nixon’s case, he resigned before he could be formally impeached.

Last week, Lesko’s Grand Canyon State colleague, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., took steps in hopes of forcing a vote on the censure motion within two legislative days, as Republicans do not have the majority required call a vote outright.

Westlake Legal Group Schiff-Lesko_AP-FOX Lawmaker leading charge to censure Adam Schiff says he's engineering 'total political hit job' on Trump fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/person/adam-schiff fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc Charles Creitz article 48acc87a-8a1c-539b-86ec-3dc0caea3064   Westlake Legal Group Schiff-Lesko_AP-FOX Lawmaker leading charge to censure Adam Schiff says he's engineering 'total political hit job' on Trump fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/person/adam-schiff fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc Charles Creitz article 48acc87a-8a1c-539b-86ec-3dc0caea3064

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

32 illegal immigrants discovered inside refrigerated semitruck in Arizona, officials say

Two men are facing federal human smuggling charges after dozens of illegal immigrants were discovered locked in refrigerated semitrailer Monday night at an immigration checkpoint in southern Arizona, according to officials.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release that agents inspected the trailer after a trained dog alerted them. When agents opened up the trailer, they discovered 32 Mexican and Ecuadorian nationals, all in the country illegally, hidden in the produce cargo.

“People aren’t cargo, they’re not meant to be in the back of tractor-trailers and they’re not meant to be transported in this fashion,” Border Patrol agent Joe Curran told FOX10.

BRITISH FAMILY IN CANADA WHO SAY WRONG TURN LED TO BORDER CROSSING MISTAKE PREVIOUSLY DENIED ENTRY TO US: CBP

The immigrants discovered in the truck ranged in age from 16 to 53, and most were clad in long pants and short-sleeved T-shirts.

Westlake Legal Group arizona-capture-1-CBP 32 illegal immigrants discovered inside refrigerated semitruck in Arizona, officials say Travis Fedschun fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox-news/us/immigration/border-security fox-news/us/immigration fox news fnc/us fnc article 15952ad8-b57f-569b-b932-b587f9db34e4

Officials discovered 32 illegal immigrants locked in a refrigerated semitrailer at a southern Arizona immigration checkpoint on Monday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

The trailer’s interior was 47 degrees, “potentially endangering the illegal immigrants locked inside,” according to CBP.

Curran told FOX10 the truck traveled up Interstate 19 until it reached the checkpoint where K-9’s detected suspicious activity.

Westlake Legal Group arizona-capture-2-CBP 32 illegal immigrants discovered inside refrigerated semitruck in Arizona, officials say Travis Fedschun fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox-news/us/immigration/border-security fox-news/us/immigration fox news fnc/us fnc article 15952ad8-b57f-569b-b932-b587f9db34e4

The trailer was 47 degrees at the time, and most were clad in long pants and short-sleeved t-shirts inside. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

“We refer vehicles to secondary where we get a better look and understanding of what is going on where we utilize this X-ray technology, which is a huge benefit,” Curran said.

BRITISH FAMILY DETAINED AFTER MAKING WRONG TURN ON VACATION IN CANADA, CROSSING BORDER INTO US

The 31-year-old driver and 30-year-old passenger, who are U.S. citizens but were not named, were arrested and charged with felony human smuggling violations.

Westlake Legal Group arizona-capture-3-CBP 32 illegal immigrants discovered inside refrigerated semitruck in Arizona, officials say Travis Fedschun fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox-news/us/immigration/border-security fox-news/us/immigration fox news fnc/us fnc article 15952ad8-b57f-569b-b932-b587f9db34e4

The group was discovered inside the trailer by using X-Rays, which showed dozens locked inside. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

The 32 people discovered in the trailer were being processed at the Nogales port of entry for immigration violations, according to CBP.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

Homeland Security officials said they’ve intercepted several human smuggling attempts involving semitrucks in the Tucson Sector so far this year. The White House commented on the incident Tuesday, saying on Twitter “Smuggling humans in commercial vehicles is not only unlawful: It places the passengers in extreme danger.”

Curran echoed the same concerns to FOX10.

“If there is an accident, these people are going to be violently thrown in the back of this trailer because there are no restraints or consideration for the people being smuggled,” he said.

Westlake Legal Group arizona-capture-1-CBP 32 illegal immigrants discovered inside refrigerated semitruck in Arizona, officials say Travis Fedschun fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox-news/us/immigration/border-security fox-news/us/immigration fox news fnc/us fnc article 15952ad8-b57f-569b-b932-b587f9db34e4   Westlake Legal Group arizona-capture-1-CBP 32 illegal immigrants discovered inside refrigerated semitruck in Arizona, officials say Travis Fedschun fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox-news/us/immigration/border-security fox-news/us/immigration fox news fnc/us fnc article 15952ad8-b57f-569b-b932-b587f9db34e4

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Beto O’Rourke confronted by woman on illegal immigration, Second Amendment: ‘Hands off our guns’

A woman took 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to task over illegal immigration and his push for the government to confiscate some guns, at a Phoenix town hall Sunday.

“Hands off our guns, Beto,” the woman said at The Churchill open-air food court. “You’re not getting our guns. The AR-15 is no more deadly than my Ruger .45.”

The woman referred to a statement O’Rourke made during the Democrats’ third primary debate on Sept. 12 when asked if he would support a mandatory buyback of assault-style weapons.

“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore,” the former congressman from El Paso, Texas, said.

Westlake Legal Group AP19255863685722 Beto O'Rourke confronted by woman on illegal immigration, Second Amendment: 'Hands off our guns' Melissa Leon fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/personal-freedoms/second-amendment fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox-news/politics/elections/presidential fox-news/politics/elections/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/campaigning fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/beto-orourke fox news fnc/politics fnc article 72db24e5-420e-5f4b-8967-a9dfa557bb1f

The Democrats’ presidential primary debate on the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston on Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

His viral “hell yes’ statement prompted one woman to speak up at a Colorado campaign event later.

“Hell, no, you’re not,” Lauren Boebert told O’Rourke.

“Shame on him for coming to Colorado to expound upon our tragedies,” Boebert said at the time, reportedly referring to a 2012 shooting that killed 12 people and injured more than 50. “Those are our victims, and he came here to paint a picture for his own campaign trail and really, shame on you, sir, for doing that.”

On Sunday, the unidentified Arizona woman also took aim at O’Rourke’s stance on illegal immigration.

“I notice that you pander a lot to the illegal aliens and encouraging illegal immigration,” she said. The crowd started to boo, and O’Rourke told them to “let her speak.”

“We are a nation of laws, and I just think it’s a slap in the face to every legal immigrant who has waited and paid and played by the rules to immigrate to this country, and who have respected our country, our land, our citizens, our laws,” the woman continued, “and who have gone through the process.”

She continued, “To just say ‘everybody is welcome here, you all get free stuff and just come on over the border’ is, again, a slap in the face to every legal immigrant like my mother who has come here legally.”

The crowd started shouting at the woman before O’Rouke responded, taking the opportunity to address immigration rather than gun confiscation.

WOMAN WHO CONFRONTED BETO O’ROURKE ON GUN CONFISCATION PLANS: ‘SHAME ON HIM’ FOR EXPLOITING ‘OUR TRAGEDIES’

“Listen, on this much we can agree: There should be a safe, legal, orderly, quick path to come here to join family, to work a job, to be able to go to school, to flee persecution or, in some countries, death,” he said. “I want to work with you to make sure our immigration and asylum laws achieve that purpose.”

“But, what is a slap in the face to my conscience and the best traditions of this country is taking kids from their parents and putting them in cages,” O’Rourke continued.

O’ROURKE QUICKLY PROFITS OFF ‘HELL YES’ DEBATE MOMENT ON GUN SEIZURES

“We in this country have lost the lives of seven children in our custody and in our care. There are tens of thousands waiting on the other side of the border in an Orwellian-named migrant protection protocol […] — vulnerable, penniless, frightened,” he said. “They’re being preyed upon [by] those who exploit [people] who have no defense left.”

O’Rourke added, “If immigration is a problem, it is the best possible problem this country could have. I want those asylum seekers here in this country. I want us to live according to our conscience, to our laws, to our commitments and to the best, boldest, brightest future we could possibly have.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

He concluded, “Those immigrants pose no threat to you or me. Stop trafficking in these lies.”

Fox News’ Madeleine Rivera in Phoenix and Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group AP-Beto-ORourke Beto O'Rourke confronted by woman on illegal immigration, Second Amendment: 'Hands off our guns' Melissa Leon fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/personal-freedoms/second-amendment fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox-news/politics/elections/presidential fox-news/politics/elections/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/campaigning fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/beto-orourke fox news fnc/politics fnc article 72db24e5-420e-5f4b-8967-a9dfa557bb1f   Westlake Legal Group AP-Beto-ORourke Beto O'Rourke confronted by woman on illegal immigration, Second Amendment: 'Hands off our guns' Melissa Leon fox-news/us/us-regions/southwest/arizona fox-news/us/personal-freedoms/second-amendment fox-news/us/immigration/illegal-immigrants fox-news/politics/elections/presidential fox-news/politics/elections/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/campaigning fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/beto-orourke fox news fnc/politics fnc article 72db24e5-420e-5f4b-8967-a9dfa557bb1f

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com