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White House transcript from immigration meeting omits Trump agreeing with Sen. Feinstein on a clean DACA bill

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During a bipartisan White House meeting on immigration Tuesday, Republican leadership tried, and failed, to keep Donald Trump in line with the GOP agenda—leading the official White House transcript of the meeting to omit a key moment of agreement between the president and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

As the Washington Post reports, at one point in today’s striking meeting on immigration reform, Trump told Feinstein he’d “like” to pass a clean DACA bill that would protect children brought to the United States illegally without provisions for increased border security.

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“Yeah, I would like to do it,” Trump said when asked if he would support such a bill.

“Mr. President, you need to be clear, though,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) reportedly interjected. “I think what Senator Feinstein is asking here—when we talk about just DACA, we don’t want to be back here two years later. You have to have security.”

As the Post notes, in its official transcript of the meeting, the White House struck Trump’s “I’d like to do it” from the record. A White House official told the Post’s Phillip Rucker the move was “unintentional.”

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As the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reports, this isn’t the first time the White House has omitted inconvenient remarks by Trump.

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Of course, that’s not really how “the record” works.


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Trump and Giuliani had ties to mobsters portrayed in ‘The Irishman’

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Both President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani have ties to the mobsters depicted in Martin Scorsese’s new film, "The Irishman."

The film is based on the 2003 book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa, by Charles Brandt, who paints a portrait of corrupt union bosses and hitmen who had business ties to Trump decades ago, reported Rolling Stone.

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Nikki Haley busted by Civil War historian after claiming the Confederate flag was once a symbol of ‘heritage’

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Former South Carolina Governor and Trump United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley on Friday stirred controversy when she claimed that the Confederate flag was once a noble symbol that only lost legitimacy once it was "hijacked" by a mass murderer.

During an interview with talk show host Glenn Beck, Haley described how she reacted after white supremacist Dylann Roof murdered nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

"Here is this guy who comes out with this manifesto, holding the Confederate flag," she said, referring to Roof. "And [he] had just hijacked everything that people thought of. We don't have hateful people in South Carolina -- there's always the small minority, that's always going to be there -- but people saw it as service and sacrifice and heritage, but once he did that, there was no way to overcome it."

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Conservative stunned Trump is allowing Giuliani to create more evidence against him

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In a column for the Washington Post, conservative Jennifer Rubin was appalled -- but not surprised -- that Donald Trump is turning a blind eye to the fact that his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is overseas trying to dig up dirt on Joe Biden despite the fact that the president is facing impeachment for exactly that abuse of power.

As Rubin puts it under a headline, "Trump creates evidence faster than the House can draft impeachment articles." Rubin first notes that the President has been conducting government business on unsecured lines, writing, "President Trump in the 2016 race made one argument against Hillary Clinton more than any other: Her sloppy handling of emails using a private server disqualified her from holding office. Someone that negligent with U.S. security could not be trusted."

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