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Jeff Sessions tells Fox News child detention camps nothing like Nazi concentration camps

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions went on Fox News to defend the separation of immigrant families — by insisting the policy was nothing like Nazi Germany.

The attorney general appeared Monday night on “The Ingraham Angle,” where he complained migrants were undermining the U.S. rule of law.

“We have watched what happened with the Obama policies, and over years, we went from 15,000 illegal entries to 75,000,” Sessions said. “This is a huge loophole in our system that’s attracting more and more people, as more and more people understand that, under previous policies, if they enter the country unlawfully, that nothing will happen.”

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Sessions insisted children were well taken care of after they were indefinitely separated from their parents, and he told host Laura Ingraham the Department of Health and Human Services spent about $1 billion last year taking care of children caught crossing the border.

“We are taking care of these children; they are not being abused,” Sessions added. “We’ve had a big surge of families bringing children or some adults bringing children with them.”

The attorney general rejected comparisons between the detention centers and concentration camps in Nazi Germany as irrational and thoughtless.

“It’s a real exaggeration,” Sessions said. “In Nazi Germany, they would keep the Jews from leaving the country.”

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He agreed the family separations would serve as a deterrent to potential immigrants.

“Fundamentally, we are enforcing the law,” Sessions said. “Yes, hopefully people will get the message and come through the border at the port of entry and not break across the border unlawfully.”

Earlier in the episode, Ingraham told viewers the child detention centers were “essentially summer camps [or] boarding schools.”

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Maggie Haberman details the insane few hours Trump had a impeachment lawyer — before he was basically out

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For one brief day this week, President Donald Trump hired former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to help him with a recently launched impeachment inquiry by the House. It took mere hours before the footage was revealed of Gowdy attacking the previous White House for not providing requested documents about Hillary Clinton.

While an impeachment inquiry is supposed to give more teeth to a Congressional investigation, the White House has still refused to cooperate, comply with subpoenas or even allow department staffers to appear and answer questions.

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Trump goes after Fox News’ Chris Wallace after Shep Smith departure

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President Donald Trump appears to be waging his own war against Fox News hosts that report the factual news and not opinions.

Friday, longtime Fox newsman Shep Smith was officially released from his contract, at his request and fellow Fox staffers are warning it's only the beginning. But now, it seems the president is seeing his sights on ridding the network of anyone who doesn't parrot his policies, politics, talking points or dares to fact-check him.

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Robert Reich walks through all the ways Trump is selling America to foreign powers for his own personal profit

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Notorious class warrior Robert Reich wrote a sharp attack of President Donald Trump for his international policies that are doing nothing more than scoring him personal cash and power.

Writing for The Guardian, Reich called Trump "the most xenophobic and isolationist American president in modern history," saying that the president has been "selling America to foreign powers for his own personal benefit."

While Trump promised during the 2016 election that he would "bring troops home," it was likely assumed that Trump meant the decades-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The work on the ground in Syria was mostly being done by Kurdish allies and not American soldiers. The number of troops on the ground in Syria, prior to Turkey beginning their bombing campaign, was relatively low.

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