On Tuesday, GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), a congresswoman who recently announced her retirement, condemned President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on immigration. In a Twitter tirade this morning Trump referred to immigrants who “infest our Country.”
No, @POTUS, saying immigrants “infest” our country is repugnant, reprehensible, + repulsive. To dehumanize those who wish to make a better life for themselves + their families flies in the face of decency. The real infestation is only one of your baseless rhetoric
— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) June 19, 2018
The same day, addressing the National Federation of Independent Businesses, President Trump continued to fear-monger about migrants.
“Smugglers game the system. They game it. They’re smart. They didn’t go to the Wharton school of finance, but you know what they’re really smart,” he said, to roars from the crowd.
The President also suggested that the immigration debate was a distraction from the IG report about misconduct in the FBI and tarred immigration lawyers as “bad people” who coach their clients to game the system.
“I want border security. I don’t want to try people. I don’t want people coming in,” he declared.
As Trump doubled down on policy that’s resulted in the separation of close to 2,000 kids from their parents at the Southwest border, prominent Republicans on Capitol Hill have largely remained silent.
Feds now probing Giuliani’s links to Ukrainian natural gas projects – and if he profited from them
Federal investigators are now probing the ties of the President's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, into Ukrainian energy projects, and if he stood to gain financially in a business venture headed by his two "henchmen" who are now in jail.
The two associates infamously aided Giuliani's efforts in Ukraine to launch investigations into Joe Biden and Hunter Biden in an attempt to assist President Donald Trump's re-election efforts, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Fears grow on digital surveillance: US survey
Americans are increasingly fearful of monitoring of their online and offline activities, both by governments and private companies, a survey showed Friday.
The Pew Research Center report said more than 60 percent of US adults believe it is impossible to go about daily life without having personal information collected by companies or the government.
Most Americans are uneasy about how their data is collected and used: 79 percent said they are not comfortable about the handling of their information by private firms, and 69 percent said the same of the government.
Seven in 10 surveyed said they think their personal data is less secure than five years ago, while only six percent said it is more secure, the report found.
CNN legal analysts rip apart Jim Jordan’s ‘nonsensical’ defense of Trump witness intimidation
CNN legal analyst Elie Honig blasted Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for arguing that President Donald Trump hadn't engaged in witness intimidation by tweeting attacks on a former ambassador as she testified against him in the impeachment inquiry.
Jordan argued the tweet can't be witness intimidation because Marie Yovanovitch wouldn't have known about the attack if Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) hadn't read it to her, but Honig said the GOP lawmaker's claim was ridiculous.
"His point is nonsensical," Honig said. "Of course, she was going to find out about a tweet that went out to 60 million people-plus. The law covers any way you look regarding timing."