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Trump administration ‘very seriously’ considering plan to designate some Mexicans as terrorists

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President Donald Trump has finally found a way to designate Mexicans as terrorists to justify his hardline immigration policies.

The president told Breitbart News that his administration was “very seriously” considering a policy change that would label Mexican drug cartels or some of their factions as Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

“We are, we are,” Trump told the website. “We’re thinking about doing it very seriously. In fact, we’ve been thinking about it for a long time.”

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The president appeared to admit the change was intended to gin up fear of Mexican immigrants to justify his proposed border wall and other controversial anti-immigration policies.

“It’s psychological, but it’s also economic,” Trump said. “As terrorists — as terrorist organizations, the answer is yes. They are.”

Trump then cited an inflated statistic to justify his fear-mongering about gang violence across the border.

“Mexico, unfortunately, has lost control of the cartels,” Trump said. “They’ve totally lost control of the cartels. Mexico last year had 42,000 deaths — murders — 42,000. It’s considered one of the most unsafe countries in the world.”

The country reported a record high 33,341 homicides last year, up more than 15 percent from the year before, but far below the number Trump cited.

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“Now, I’m with them,” Trump told Breitbart. “I really like the new president. He’s a wonderful guy, but you know, 42,000 murders. A lot of it is drug-induced.”

He then offered another inflated statistic in a story about his recent visit to the U.S.-Mexico border.

“When I was down on the border in Rio Grande three weeks ago,” Trump said, “they had 26 people killed right near where I was, and it was a gang fight, and they were buried on the site. That was right near the area that I was at. The papers don’t even write about it. You know, did you read about the 26 people killed? You don’t even read about it.”

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Authorities reported finding 21 bodies in early January near the border town of Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, in what appears to be a violent clash between drug gangs.

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REVEALED: Bolton urged House Dems to investigate Ukraine ambassador’s firing two days before impeachment launched

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Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) blew up President Donald Trump's claims that John Bolton kept his concerns about Ukraine to himself.

The New York Democrat, who chairs the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, revealed Wednesday that Bolton urged him "unprompted" in September to look into the ousting of former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

Why didn’t John Bolton complain about this “nonsense” a long time ago, when he was very publicly terminated. He said, not that it matters, NOTHING!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2020

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Lindsey Graham quickly scuttles press conference after being linked to Ukraine scheme

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) did not appear at a Wednesday press conference after reports linked him to a highly-controversial Ukraine scheme.

According to The Daily Beast, President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, provided Graham with a letter lobbying for sanctions on Ukrainian officials. The letter was obtained through Giuliani associate Lev Parnas.

Fox News reported on Wednesday morning that Graham was expected at a press conference -- but the senator never showed.

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Trump White House sends formal threat to John Bolton — and warns him not to publish his book: CNN

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CNN is reporting that the Trump White House has sent a formal threat to former national security adviser John Bolton aimed at blocking the publication of his upcoming tell-all book about his time working for the president.

The threat against Bolton marks an escalation for the Trump White House, which has resisted allowing Bolton to testify in the president's Senate impeachment trial. The president himself attacked Bolton in a tweet on Wednesday morning, and claimed that he fired him as national security adviser because he wanted to start "World War Six."

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