-El Chapo watchers take note:
There is now an argument brewing in court papers over whether a pending witness, Alex Cifuentes, a Colombian from a sprawling drug trafficking family, will be able to testify about how his older brother, Pacho, bribed a DEA agent and worked w/the CIA.
-Almost no evidence about corrupt American officials has been allowed at the trial.
Alex's information is allegedly second-hand but if it gets in, it would be the first time the jury heard that US law enforcement and intelligence operatives were complicit in the drug trade.
Oh that's too funny Mica that the lights went out and someone shouted 'He's gone'!!So true to life too.I will bet even Chapo laughed and everybody for sure looked to see if Chapo was still there!Thanks for your very hard work keeping us all updated with 'The Trial of the Century'!
-The government weighed in last night on the fast-approaching issue of whether Alex Cifuentes should be able to testify about his brother allegedly bribing a DEA agent with a box of cash and about working with the CIA.
-Prosecutors say Alex never really knew what was in the box or if its recipient was actually a DEA agent.
-They accused the defense of trying "to confuse the issue and invite the jury to make unwarranted and unsupported assumptions about U.S. law enforcement."
***MICA* It's a valid argument if the defense is questioning if Chapo could fit into size 9 sneakers. Bottom line is it will likely not be allowed and documented for appeal bait.
-They called Alex's contemplated testimony about his brother buying planes from the CIA and working with the agency "rumored but unsubstantiated."
-The brother, Pacho, had supposedly worked as a pilot for the infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar...
-Here is the letter from Chapo's lawyers originated Alex Cifuentes, about bribes his brother Pacho paid to a suspected DEA agent in Colombia. Alex also had reason to believe Pacho was working with the CIA.
-Christain, the Colombian IT guy who helped the FBI crack El Chapo's encrypted comms network.
-He also helped the feds tap the kingpin's texts with his wife, Emma, taking us deep into the intimacies (and crimes) of their marriage.
-Some incredible testimony just now. Prosecutor and FBI agent read through a series of text messages between El Chapo and his wife Emma Coronel. They discussed weapons, plastic surgery, getting him black mustache dye, and much more.
-Chapo looked pissed.
-Emma sat stone-faced.
-The texts are mind-boggling.
One moment, the couple is cooing over how cute their twin daughters are and talking about Emma's enchiladas, the next their talking about whether Chapo's soldiers were slaughtered in a gunfight.
-Emma remained (for the most part) stone-faced as the text messages and letters between her and her husband, were read aloud in court.
-Chapo turned to her in concern at one point, and she appeared slightly uncomfortable, touching her face often.
-But there's more.
-Chapo wasn't only spying on Emma's phone.
-He had two side chicks (who look exactly like her by the way) and he was spying on their phones too.
-So guess what the FBI got their hands on?
-That's where we're headed after this quick break, it seems.
-El Chapo in a text message to his wife about one of his young daughters, named Maria Joaquina (after him) and referred to here as Kiki: “Our Kiki is fearless. I gave her an AK47 so she can hang with me.”