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Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants access to warrantless surveillance: report

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are exploring joining the Intelligence Community, The Daily Beast reported Wednesday.

“Those spying tools do not belong in the hands of ICE agents,” ACLU attorney Patrick Toomey noted.

He was not the only watchdog to offer concern.

“The idea that ICE could potentially get access to warrantless surveillance is frankly terrifying,” Jake Laperruque, senior counsel at the Project on Government Oversight said.

The effort to join the Intelligence Community has reportedly been going on since the Barack Obama administration.

Peter Vincent, general counsel for ICE under the Obama administration, said, “ICE has for the past decade been keenly interested in joining the Intelligence Community.”

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“ICE officials have felt that by doing so, they would have greater prestige and credibility and authority,” he explained.

“The prospect of ICE joining the Intelligence Community, if true, should sound alarm bells,” Toomey, of the ACLU’s National Security Project, continued. “Such a move threatens to give an agency responsible for domestic immigration enforcement access to a vast pool of sensitive information collected by our spy agencies for foreign intelligence purposes.”

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Gun-loving Parkland teen loses admission to Harvard over racist texts

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A pro-gun Parkland school shooting survivor has lost his admission to Harvard University over recently revealed racist remarks.

Kyle Kashuv broke with many of his classmates on gun safety laws after a February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, and he was accepted to attend the Ivy League university after working as a conservative activist.

However, the 18-year-old Kashuv announced Monday, that admission was rescinded after texts and other derogatory comments he made nearly two years ago were reported.

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Shell-shocked manufacturers hammer Trump’s plan to impose sweeping new China tariffs: ‘We’re barely profitable now’

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According to a report from the Washington Post, President Donald Trump is considering yet another wave of tariffs aimed at China, which has American manufacturers and farmers stunned after the economic battering they have already sustained during his trade wars.

The Post reports that the Trump administration is considering new tariffs on virtually all imports from China, which is receiving major pushback from representatives attending hearings being held by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

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Informal Trump legal advisor urges potential witnesses to ‘spit in the face’ of House committee chairs

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Joseph E diGenova

On Monday, Politico reported that House Democrats, enraged at the White House's blanket use of executive privilege to stonewall all attempts to call witnesses in the investigation of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, are weighing the idea of calling Trump associates who have never worked in the White House, including former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Trump campaign chairman Corey Lewandowski.

But according to Joseph DiGenova, a former federal prosecutor and Fox News commentator who represented two witnesses in former special counsel Robert Mueller's probe and gives Trump informal legal advice, these witnesses should just "spit in the face" of investigators.

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