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‘A deeply bad person’: Ex-White House official reams Kirstjen Nielsen for lying about kids in cages

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Alyssa Mastromonaco, a former deputy chief of staff for President Barack Obama, speculated on Wednesday that DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen “is incompetent or she is a deeply bad person.”

Following Nielsen’s testimony that migrant children have never been held in “cages,” Mastromonaco reacted with condemnation.

“I don’t think I’ve ever worked with anyone, myself included, that would have implemented [family separations],” Mastromonaco told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “I mean, that’s the fundamental problem here, they thought it was a good idea. They separated families and they put kids in cages. They had no way to track them, which means they had no way to reunite them.”

“And secretary Nielsen said in her testimony yesterday that they really don’t know how many people have died in their custody,” she continued. “So, I mean, I don’t even think in any other administration it would have gotten to the point where you had to kick it up to the president because you would have known better.”

According to the former White House staffer, it is not credible for Nielsen to claim that DHS does not put children in cages because the detention circumstances have been verified by members of Congress and the news media.

“Anyone who has watched [MSNBC’s] coverage, which is incredible, knows exactly what’s happening,” Mastromonaco said. “There were kids that had no play time, couldn’t talk to their parents. It is absurd that she can try to put forward anything other than what it really is. They were cages.”

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“And I think that the sort of troubling thing about her testimony is that it leads you to one of two conclusions,” Mastromonaco added. “Either she is incompetent or she is a deeply bad person.”

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New biographer claims she knows how Kim Jong Un will die

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A new biography about Kim Jong Un by Anna Fifield is uncovering many of the unique moments in the childhood of the North Korean dictator. But one piece that isn't included in the book is her prediction for how the leader will die.

In a CNN interview with Brian Todd, Fifield explained that Kim's chain-smoking, drinking and consumption of rich and fatty foods would likely be his undoing. She doesn't anticipate he'll ever have a coup d'etat, but he could probably have a heart attack.

Other shocking observations she made include that Kim's parents had to bring in children so that he would have someone to play with him, effectively meaning his "friends" were paid for.

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Black Republican: Cops ‘treat their dogs better than they treat us’

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Black Republican political commentator Shermichael Singleton was part of a panel discussing the Phoenix police department that violently arrested the parents of a little girl who walked out of a dollar store with a doll.

The incident occurred months ago, but only now the footage is being released by police, revealing the way the family was treated.

Democratic strategist Joel Payne seemed appalled at the police in the video and the mark that likely left on the children who experienced it.

"I think about that young man talking about his child, and this is their first interaction with police," he said, noting Father's Day. "And that is the life, that's the life lesson that that child is being taught is that in that moment, that police officer was trying to hurt her and to hurt her parents. That's unacceptable."

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US attacks Russia’s power grid — but Trump was kept in the dark about it

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The New York Times is reporting that the United States is cyber attacking Russia's electric power grid and other targets—and that President Donald Trump is being kept out of the loop.

"The American strategy has shifted more toward offense, officials say, with the placement of potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system at a depth and with an aggressiveness that had never been tried before."

Trump has not been briefed on the operation because of “the possibility that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials.”

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