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Trump aide Stephen Miller called US Attorney at home to tell him how to defend Muslim ban: report

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Hours after President Donald Trump signed a late-Friday executive order harshly restricting travel from Muslim-majority countries and halting refugees from entering the U.S.,  Trump aide Stephen Miller called a U.S. Attorney with instructions on how he expected him to defend the order.

The New York Daily News reports the Trump adviser took preemptive action by calling the the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District,  Robert Capers, at his home right after the president signed the immigration order that was later struck down in federal court.

According to the report, Miller — who has no law degree — called the home of U.S. Robert Capers to dictate defense instructions before a emergency federal court hearing scheduled for Saturday morning.

A federal law enforcement official with knowledge of the call said Department of Justice attorneys had to cancel weekend plans as they were called back to their Brooklyn office to figure out exactly what they were defending and who was being affected by it.

An Eastern District spokesperson declined to comment on any contact between Capers and Miller or what was said.

U.S. Attorney Capers turned over the case to his civil division chief Susan Riley who was forced to defend it, but ultimately admitted to a judge she had no idea what it entailed.

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“This has unfolded with such speed that we haven’t had an opportunity to address the issues, the important legal issues,” Riley confessed to the judge.

Riley also admitted that she had no idea how many people who were being held and exactly who the order would effect.

The judge ultimately stayed Trump’s order, as did another federal judge that same evening.

The Trump administration is currently working on a revised order that they hope will withstand court scrutiny.

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Trump says if GOP paid for Steele dossier ‘there’d be hell to pay’ — Republicans paid for half of it

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President Donald Trump tweeted out once again that he doesn't know the difference between a man hired to do opposition research and an entire country intruding on an election to sway the result.

In a Sunday Twitter rant, Trump proclaimed that if Republicans had done something like that, "there'd be hell to pay."

......If Republicans ever did that to the Democrats, there would be all hell to pay. It would be a scandal like no other!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2019

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Donald Trump: ‘I’m actually a very honest guy’

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During an interview with ABC News that aired on Sunday, President Donald Trump said that he resented former special counsel Robert Mueller's report because it didn't tell "the truth" and he is an "honest guy"... but also said that he would not have a problem with accepting dirt on a political opponent from a foreign power.

The comments about Trump being an "honest guy" occurred when the president segued to the topic of the Mueller report after an unrelated question about polling in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

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Jon Stewart absolutely levels Mitch McConnell on Fox News for his inaction on 9/11 first responders

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Appearing on Fox News Sunday, comedian Jon Stewart lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for congressional inactivity regarding the plight of the 9/11 responders.

Speaking with host Chris Wallace, the former host of "The Daily Show" singled out the Republican among all the other lawmakers who have failed to step up with renewed support.

“Have you had problems with Senator McConnell?” host Wallace asked.

“Yes,” Stewart replied. “I mean, not me personally, but in terms of getting the 9/11 bills passed, Mitch McConnell has been the white whale of this since 2010.”

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