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Ken Cuccinelli defends denying entry to hurricane-struck Bahamians who should be ‘taking care of their own’

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Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cuccinelli insisted on Sunday that Bahamians should help themselves instead of fleeing to the United States after thousands were left homeless by Hurricane Dorian.

During an interview with CBS host Margaret Brennan, Cuccinelli was asked why the Trump administration is making it “harder to flee to this country” for Bahamians who were left homeless by the hurricane.

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Cuccinelli, however, argued that the Trump administration is “making it easier” for Bahamians to travel to the U.S.

“The Bahamas is a perfectly legitimate country capable of taking care of their own,” the USCIS chief said. “We rushed resources in, whether it was from USAID or the Coast Guard, who were downright heroic.”

“I’ve got to leave it there,” Brennan said, concluding the interview.

Watch the video below from CBS.

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Trump could be an ‘unindicted co-conspirator’ in investigation into Rudy Giuliani: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump could be an "unindicted co-conspirator in the federal investigation that has already resulted in indictments of two associates of Rudy Giuliani, the panel on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" on Monday.

"The question today, will Trump’s conduct in the Middle East -- which has already led to one of the fastest and most dramatic political realignments in history, one that strengthens Syria’s Assad, Iran, and Russia, all American adversaries -- contribute to a political realignment here at home, wherein Republicans participate in the congressional investigation into Donald Trump's demand that a foreign leader dig up dirt on a political rival," anchor Nicolle Wallace said.

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Florida Republican Governor linked to arrested Giuliani henchman Lev Parnas in video

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Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has been outed for associating with at least one of the Rudy Giuliani associates arrested last week.

According to a video posted by Reuters reporter Joey Roulette on Twitter, Ukrainian businessman Lev Parnas can be seen standing with DeSantis after his election night win last November.

"Ukrainian businessman Lev Parnas, one of two Giuliani associates arrested last week and charged for scheming to funnel foreign money into various US elections, is seen (on the left) in this Nov 6 2018 video I took at Governor Ron DeSantis' election victory party in Orlando," tweeted Roulette.

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In one fell swoop, Trump throws US goals in Syria into disarray

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Since the outbreak of Syria's brutal civil war, the United States has stated several objectives -- destroying Islamic State extremists, easing from power President Bashar al-Assad and limiting Iran's influence.

In just one decision, President Donald Trump may have undone all three.

The mercurial leader pulled US troops out of northern Syria in the face of a Turkish invasion against Kurdish forces, who had led the campaign to crush the Islamic State group and with US protection had enjoyed effective autonomy.

The Kurds have reached out to Assad's regime -- allied with Iran and Russia -- to redeploy for the first time in years to northern Syria to face Turkey, which is trying to eliminate a force it links to Kurdish separatists at home.

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