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WATCH: CNN’s Tapper grills Border Protection head for ‘turning a blind eye’ to Trump hiring undocumented workers

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An already contentious “State of the Union” interview grew more heated on Sunday morning when CNN’s Jake Tapper confronted the acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection over why his agency has turned a “blind eye” to businesses owned by Donald Trump that have been employing undocumented workers.

Speaking with Mark Morgan, who defended the raids in Mississippi earlier this week – which Morgan denied were “raids” — Tapper confronted him with multiple reports of Trump properties flaunting the lawe and employing undocumented workers.

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“So the Washington Post reported that eight Trump organization properties have employed whether you call them illegal or undocumented immigrants,” Tapper began. “And this is one of many headlines about undocumented immigrants working for President Trump properties; construction crews, working at his properties or golf clubs.”

“There have been zero raids on any of those companies despite headline after headline,” Tapper continued. “It’s like you are turning a blind eye to this crime being committed by the president’s own companies.”

“I’ve been in law enforcement for over 25 years so first of all again i’m the commissioner of CBP, ” Morgan shot back.

“I understand. but you were head of ICE until recently,” tapper parried.

“That is correct,” Morgan conceded. “But I could tell you is, is that in my 25 years, I take offense to say anybody is violating the law. I’ve been doing it for a long time and have never known anybody in law enforcement to turn a blind eye to someone committing a crime.”

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“I don’t understand why it is that the president’s companies, there is headline after headline after headline about them employing undocumented immigrants, and there has never been a raid or any sort of law enforcement investigation that we can discern.”

“So you really can’t say that for sure,” Morgan claimed. “Because there are investigations going on all of the time that you’re unaware of and we shouldn’t be aware of those investigations.”

“So those investigations should be done without notifying everyone because, of course, it will jeopardize the investigation if I come on here and talk to you about an investigation that’s going on,” he demurred.

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles — ‘the hardest #Megxit possible’

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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.

The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties.

It means Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Harry and his American TV actress wife Meghan will stop using the titles "royal highness" -- the same fate that befell his late mother Princess Diana after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

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GOP senator tells home-state press that impeachment trial must be ‘viewed as fair’: report

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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to local reporters on Saturday about her role in the upcoming Donald Trump impeachment trial.

Murkowski explained she would likely vote with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on an initial vote on whether to allow witnesses. However, she left the door open to voting for witnesses after House impeachment managers make their opening case.

"I don't know what more we need until I have been given the base case," she said. "We will have that opportunity to say 'yes' or 'no' ... and if we say 'yes,' the floor is open."

Overall, Murkowski said it was important for the trial to been viewed as fair.

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White House press secretary urged to do her job: ‘We don’t pay you to be a Twitter troll’

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was blasted on Saturday over the confusion resulting from her refusal to hold daily press briefings.

CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was alarmed that Grisham's assistant, Hogan Gidley, was forcing reporters to refer to his remarks as coming from a "sources close to the President's legal team."

Darcy noted that Trump had repeatedly questioned the veracity of unnamed sources, making it problematic for Gidley to demand to be quoted as such.

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Grisham responded to the criticism and asked Darcy to "stop with the righteous indignation.

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