DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Denies Existence of Trump Policy Separating Families at Border

You know the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border, that the president himself blamed on Democrats? Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen declared on Sunday that policy does not exist. In a series of tweets, issued as the public backlash to the separation of migrant children from their families at the southern border intensifies, Nielsen criticized the “misreporting” on the policy. “This misreporting by Members, press & advocacy groups must stop,” Nielsen wrote. “It is irresponsible and unproductive. As I have said many times before, if you are seeking asylum for your family, there is no reason to break the law and illegally cross between ports of entry.” And then, with a bizarrely Sean Spicerian flourish, she added: “We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period.”

Girl Who Lives in Fear of Parents Being Deported Has Message for Separated Border Kids: Stay Strong, I am Fighting for You

At a press conference in front of an immigration facility on Saturday, a young girl who lives in fear of seeing her own parents deported and her family ripped apart stood in front of the cameras to deliver a message to children currently being separated from their parents at the nation’s border. “My message to these children and these detention centers is to stay strong because I am out here fighting for them to have the right to be with their family, to be happy,” Leah, a 12-year-old who spoke with permission of her family, said. “I live in the fear of my parents being deported. And I don’t want that. I want to stay here in my community with my family.” Leah’s message comes just one day after it was reported that at least 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the border in the wake Continue reading "Girl Who Lives in Fear of Parents Being Deported Has Message for Separated Border Kids: Stay Strong, I am Fighting for You"

Judge Jeanine Pirro is Reportedly Angling For Jeff Sessions’ Job As Attorney General

Judge Jeanine Pirro of Fox News fame may very well be the next Attorney General of the United States — considering President Donald Trump‘s feelings about her compared to his feelings about current AG Jeff Sessions. Four people familiar with the conversations told Politico that Pirro has been chatting with Trump’s staffers for the past 18 months about the possibility of becoming attorney general. One Fox News employee also told Politico that Fox News colleagues have laughed off her suggestion of taking the job from Sessions. Additionally, two White House aides said they don’t think Trump is seriously considering booting out Sessions for Pirro. But Trump is known to favor television personalities over political veterans, in some cases. The president replaced his former economic adviser, Gary Cohn, with CNBC’s Larry Kudlow. There’s no love lost between Pirro and Sessions, either: she recently called him “the most dangerous man Continue reading "Judge Jeanine Pirro is Reportedly Angling For Jeff Sessions’ Job As Attorney General"

Trump Says He Regrets Picking Jeff Sessions For AG: ‘So Many Lives Ruined’

Oh look, Donald Trump is attacking his attorney general again. The president has started his morning Twitter proclamations, having undermined trust in the Inspector General, talked about his disinviting of the Philadelphia Eagles, and alluded to his upcoming summit with North Korea. Trump also bashed Jeff Sessions by blaming him for the Robert Mueller‘s special counsel investigation on Russia. Trump’s anger towards Sessions is hardly new, but this is the second time in a week where he blasted his AG by saying he would’ve never given him the job if he knew Sessions would recuse himself Continue reading "Trump Says He Regrets Picking Jeff Sessions For AG: ‘So Many Lives Ruined’"

Steve Bannon Praises ‘Excellent’ Jeff Sessions, Says Trump ‘Wrong’ on His Recusal

Steve Bannon is publicly defending Attorney General Jeff Sessions from the attacks he’s facing from President Trump. Trump has––both privately and publicly––fumed about Sessions’ decision to recuse himself in the Russia case. Just this week, the President touted commentary from Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and attorney Joe diGenova saying he’s right to be frustrated at his AG. Bannon sat down for an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria airing tonight, and at one point the CNN host asked if Trump’s expressed desire that he should’ve picked someone else for AG is correct. “I think the President is wrong,” Bannon responded, saying he respectfully disagrees with Trump’s conclusion. He argued that pretty much anyone associated with the Trump campaign (i.e. Rudy Giuliani or Chris Christie) would’ve had to recuse themselves too. And “even Rudy knew it at the time,” Bannon added. He also made a point of defending Sessions’ job Continue reading "Steve Bannon Praises ‘Excellent’ Jeff Sessions, Says Trump ‘Wrong’ on His Recusal"

Rudy Giuliani Rebuffs Trump’s Anger at Sessions: I Might Have Recused Myself From Russia Probe Too

Rudy Giuliani Donald Trump is plagued with lawyers second-guessing him, it seems. Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said yesterday that he thought the FBI was doing the right thing with the Trump investigation. Then today, Trump quoted Gowdy to attack Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Twitter over his decision to recuse himself in the Russia investigation. Trump was apparently livid and tried to get Sessions to change his mind at the time, and it appears he still is, and his argument is that Sessions screwed up. None of which seems to have stopped Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s newest “it” lawyer, from saying that he, too, might have recused himself in Sessions’ shoes.
President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that he can fully understand why Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from investigations related to Russia and the presidential election and that he might have done the same, had he accepted that job, as Continue reading "Rudy Giuliani Rebuffs Trump’s Anger at Sessions: I Might Have Recused Myself From Russia Probe Too"

Ex-GOP Rep. Chaffetz Eviscerates Jeff Sessions: ‘Absolutely Worthless,’ Time for Him to Go

On Fox News this morning, former Congressman Jason Chaffetz went on a tear against Attorney General Jeff Sessions following last night’s report about a confrontation between him and the President over his Russia recusal. Bill Hemmer read off the three tweets President Trump sent out this morning quoting what Trey Gowdy said about Sessions: