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Jeff Sessions says he does not ‘want’ to snatch kids: ‘If we build the wall we won’t face these terrible choices’

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said that the lack of a border wall was to blame for President Donald Trump’s policy of separating immigrant families.

In a speech to National Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference in Louisiana, Sessions defended the administration’s “no tolerance” policy, which separates undocumented children from their parents.

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“The day I was sworn in as Attorney General, President Trump sent me a clear order,” Sessions said, according to prepared remarks published on Monday. “And, let me tell you, Donald Trump knows how to give a clear order. He told me to ‘reduce crime in America.’ Not to preside over ever-increasing crime. Take action and bring down crime.

Sessions falsely argued that a “loophole” in the law allows parents who cross the border with children to “effectively be given immunity from prosecution.”

“We do not want to separate children from their parents,” Sessions said. “But we do have a policy of prosecuting adults who flout our laws to come here illegally instead of waiting their turn or claiming asylum at any port of entry. We cannot and will not encourage people to bring children by giving them blanket immunity from our laws.”

The attorney general went on to say that the Department of Health and Human Services is “spending over a billion taxpayer dollars a year caring for these minors” in order to send “a message to those crossing illegally.”

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“President Trump has said this cannot continue,” he concluded. “We do not want to separate parents from their children. If we build the wall, if we pass legislation to end the lawlessness, we won’t face these terrible choices.”


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Trump has figured out how to get taxpayers to renovate one of his golf courses: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump has figured out how to have taxpayers pay to renovate his Trump National Doral Miami golf course, according to an analysis by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

"Before setting himself on fire on Ukraine yesterday, Mick Mulvaney came into the White House briefing room to break to the nation the fact the that the Trump Doral golf resort turns out to be -- in his estimation, organically, just sitting there -- the best possible place to have a G-7 Summit of world leaders," MSNBC's Brian Williams reported. "That was provision number one. There’s no better place that we can find. Number two was, the president will not profit from said G-7."

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Bill Maher reveals plan to ‘bribe’ Trump with one billion dollars — for him to leave office

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The Constitution has two mechanisms to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to his term ending on January 20, 2021: impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher noted that Trump could also choose to resign.

Maher waved around a $1 million check that he said he would give to Trump to quit.

He said he also knew 1,000 people who would do the same -- which would land Trump over $1 billion.

Maher said even poor people would pawn their wedding rings to add to the pot.

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Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report

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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.

"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."

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