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Three top Democrats announce House committees will investigate ‘unprecedented firings’ at Homeland Security

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Former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks to Fox News at the US-Mexico border. (Photo: via screengrab)

Three top Democratic House Chairs say they are launching investigations into President Donald Trump’s “unprecedented firings” of Dept. of Homeland Security officials.

Chairmen Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) sent a letter to the Acting Homeland Security Secretary, Kevin McAleenan, notifying him of the investigations, as The Hill reports.

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President Trump has recently fired Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Claire Grady, Secret Service Director Randolph Ailes.

“We are deeply concerned that the firing and forced resignation of these officials puts the security of the American people at risk,” their letter states. “We are also concerned that the President may have removed DHS officials because they refused his demands to violate federal immigration law and judicial orders.”

“Moreover, we are concerned by reports that, even as he has removed the Department’s leadership, the President has sought to empower a White House aide, Stephen Miller, to ‘be in charge of handling all immigration and border affairs,’” the top lawmakers added.

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