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Stephen Miller was furious Trump’s own officials are taking so long to implement illegal policies

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President Donald Trump’s officials are taking far too long to come up with a way to bar all undocumented immigrants from entering the United States.

According to the New York Times, senior White House aide Stephen Miller is “furious – again,” because administration officials are taking so long to carry out Trump’s demands, which violate the Constitution.

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A New York Times piece last week revealed that Trump’s biggest problem with his Homeland Security leadership was that they would tell him they couldn’t do things because it was against the law. Trump didn’t care; he wanted his demands met.

Former White House counsel Don McGahn said the same thing during an interview with Axios. Trump would fly into a rage when he was told that something was illegal or that he couldn’t do something because the law barred him from it.

“I spent the last couple of years getting yelled at,” McGahn said according to two sources at the Republican lunch. “And you may soon read about some of the more spirited debates I had with the president.”

“A regulation to deny welfare benefits to immigrants — a change Mr. Miller repeatedly predicted would be ‘transformative’ — was still plodding through the approval process after more than two years, he complained,” The Times wrote Sunday. “So were the new rules that would overturn court-ordered protections for migrant children. They were still not finished, he added, berating Ronald D. Vitiello, the acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

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“You ought to be working on this regulation all day every day,” Miller shouted, according to The Times‘ sources in the meeting. “It should be the first thought you have when you wake up. And it should be the last thought you have before you go to bed. And sometimes you shouldn’t go to bed.”

Weeks later, everyone at DHS was on their way out, and Miller was being blamed.

“One senior administration official at the White House, who requested anonymity to discuss what he called a sensitive topic, said many of the administration’s core priorities have been ‘either moving too slowly or moving in the wrong direction,'” The Times said.

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Other officials, by contrast, claimed that after months of clashes with Miller and those around the president who are demanding “policies that were legally questionable, impractical, unethical or unreasonable.”

Miller is reportedly seeing a way to get rid of the law that allows asylum seekers, a group that literally founded the United States as we know it today when they landed at Plymouth in 1620.

The end isn’t near, The Times said.

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“And it is not clear that the political bloodletting is over,” it said. Francis Cissna, the head of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and John Mitnick, the department’s general counsel, are likely next to go.

Read the full report at the New York Times.


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New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion

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New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.

Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.

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Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."

Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.

Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.

Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.

Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!

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‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener

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Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.

Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."

"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.

"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.

She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."

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