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Ex-CIA officer doesn’t care if he gets his clearance revoked: I wouldn’t have to go to another ‘unpaid meeting’

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Ex-CIA analyst Phill Mudd told CNN’s Jim Sciutto that if he didn’t have a security clearance it would save him a lot of time and effort.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced during Wednesday’s press briefing that President Donald Trump revoked former CIA director John Brennan security clearance — a move that has been debated as an “abuse of power.”

However, Mudd had a different opinion.

“The last thing I am going to say, people like me are looking at this; you heard this a hundred times a day, do you think the president will intimidate us because of a threat we can’t go to an unpaid meeting?” Mudd asked. “Thank god If I don’t have to go to those. They’re unpaid. Big deal.”

Watch the video below via CNN.

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According to a report from the Daily Beast, senior advisor for policy to Donald Trump, Stephen Miller is becoming more reclusive at the White House at the same time that the president is ramping up his hateful rhetoric against immigrants -- a topic on which the controversial Miller has the president's ear.

With the Beast noting, "Over the years, the 33-year-old senior policy adviser to the president has become virtually synonymous with the draconian immigration measures of the administration. He was a driving force behind the president’s brutal family-separation policy, one of the architects of Trump’s 'Muslim travel ban,' constantly agitates against legal immigration levels and refugees, and serves as the top White House speechwriter," the report states that Miller is rarely seen or heard from lately.

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After smearing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as anti-Semitic—-and letting the crowd at his Greenville, North Carolina rally roar "send her back!" for more than 10 seconds -- President Donald Trump was forced to distance himself from the chant.

He falsely claimed that he'd continued his speech immediately after the crowd started yelling. On Friday, the New York Times reported that Trump was under intense pressure by his daughter, Ivanka, and Vice President Mike Pence, to disavow the chants.

Writing in the Washington Post, columnist Greg Sargent lays out why "send her back" makes Republicans so nervous, when they seem perfectly fine with radical immigration policies like zero-tolerance and the separation of kids from their parents, which are applied to non-white asylum seekers.

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‘Catastrophic,’ ‘beyond shameful,’ and ‘xenophobia-fueled’ Trump administration panned over proposal to slash refugee cap to zero

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"An admissions goal of zero would be another low in a global race to the bottom"

Human rights advocates said the Trump administration would be making a "catastrophic" and "grave error" if it followed through on a newly-reported proposal to slash refugee admissions to zero next year.

"It is beyond shameful and a new low, even for this administration, to even consider accepting no refugees to the U.S.," said Ryan Mace, grassroots advocacy and refugee specialist for Amnesty International USA.

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