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Trump wanted to catch and ‘deport’ caravan migrants – to the streets of Nancy Pelosi’s district as political payback

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The Trump White House not once but twice tried to convince ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, to capture migrants from the caravans crossing Central America into the United States, then bus and dump them on the streets of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional district as political payback.

ICE, as The Washington Post notes in its exclusive reporting, was forced to deny the request, telling the Trump White House it would be inappropriate.

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The aim of the Trump administration’s ploy was both political payback, attacking the popular House Speaker who had been turning the tables on President Donald Trump, as well as an attempt to demonize sanctuary cities.

White House officials “tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release detainees onto the streets of ‘sanctuary cities’ to retaliate against President Trump’s political adversaries, according to Department of Homeland Security officials and email messages reviewed by The Washington Post.”

Since before he was elected President Trump has falsely painted sanctuary cities – areas of the country who refuse to hand over undocumented immigrants to federal authorities without a warrant – as crime-infested danger zones. Studies show that sanctuary cities are no more or less crime ridden than non sanctuary cities.

“The extent of this administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” Speaker Pelosi spokeswoman Ashley Etienne told the Post. “Using human beings — including little children — as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable.”

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Former FBI agent explains why Trump just opened himself to more legal problems

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Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa explained that the recent revelations that President Donald Trump made a promise to a foreign leader that made an intelligence official uncomfortable enough to declare themselves a whistleblower.

Rangapp explained that the President has a fairly wide latitude to conduct foreign affairs as he sees fit. But "when it comes to the 'outside world,' the President represents the sovereign: He is basically the voice of the United States and can negotiate with world leaders on its behalf."

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New York cop who became El Chapo’s security guard arrested for selling cocaine and taking bribes

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A New York cop is being prosecuted after he was outed for selling cocaine and taking bribes after he went to work for drug kingpin El Chapo.

The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Officer Ishmael Bailey had his bail set at $50,000 after he was arrested and arraigned in Queens Criminal Court. He was charged with possession and sale of narcotics, conspiracy, bribe receiving as a public servant and failing to perform duties as a public servant.

Lawyer Jeff Cohen argued that Bailey had two children and had to pay child support. The lawyer explained that Bailey “does understand the severity of his charges.”

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A veteran teacher explains why Trump is incapable of learning

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While dyslexia has been mentioned now and then as one of the reasons Donald Trump is so ignorant of what it takes to govern in a free society, I want to explore it as foundational to his inability to learn and grow while in office—and also as a way to link disparate troubling elements in his makeup.

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