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Trump Revs Up the Battle Over Immigration

“Democrats are proposing open-borders, lower wages, and frankly, lawless chaos. We are proposing an immigration plan that puts the jobs, wages, and safety of American workers first,” said President Donald Trump, Thursday afternoon in the White House rose garden. The administration’s newest proposal, a compromise agreement between Senior Advisor (and presidential son-in-law) Jared Kushner and Senior Advisor Stephen Miller.“I think that Kushner and his team did a very good job at bringing together...
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Ex-Glendale Assemblyman Pat Nolan pardoned by President Trump for racketeering conviction

GLENDALE — President Donald Trump rewarded former Assembly Minority Leader Pat Nolan for his efforts to reform the criminal justice system by pardoning him Wednesday for his racketeering conviction in connection with the state capitol sting operation known as Shrimpscam. Nolan, a Republican who represented the Glendale, Burbank and Sunland/Tujunga areas from 1978-94, served 25 months in a federal prison in the 1990s for his guilty plea in 1994. Nolan said he accepted the plea bargain because he ...
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WH Won’t Include DACA In Immigration Plan Because ‘It’s A Divisive Thing’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday defended the White House’s decision to exclude the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from its immigration plan, saying the program is “a divisive thing.” “Every single time that we have put forward or anyone else has put forward any type of immigration plan that has included DACA, it’s failed,” Sanders told reporters outside the White House. “It’s a divisive thing.” The press secretary said that DACA protection “seems...
Tags: News, White House, Immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Sanders, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, Kushner, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Jared Kushner, Cristina Cabrera


Trump immigration plan is designed to sway Republicans, but doesn't address DACA

The White House is preparing to release a broad outline of proposed immigration reforms aimed at unifying congressional Republicans on the issue, following months of discussions between senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of conservative groups, senior administration officials tell CNN.
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Trump immigration plan aims to unify Republicans and doesn't address DACA

The White House is preparing to release a broad outline of proposed immigration reforms aimed at unifying congressional Republicans on the issue, following months of discussions between senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of conservative groups, senior administration officials tell CNN.
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New Trump immigration plan designed to sway Republicans, doesn't address DACA

The White House is preparing to release a broad outline of proposed immigration reforms aimed at unifying congressional Republicans on the issue, following months of discussions between senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of conservative groups, senior administration officials tell CNN.
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GOP senators 'underwhelmed' with Kushner's legal immigration plan, sources say

Participants at a meeting between Republican senators and White House senior advisers Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller found the President's advisers' proposal to revamp the US legal immigration system to be lacking in substance, according to a senior GOP official familiar with the presentation.
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Trump Jr. Strikes a Deal to Sit for Private Interview with Senate Intel Committee

After weeks of contentious negotiation, Donald Trump Jr. agreed on Tuesday to comply with the Republican Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr’s (R., N.C.) subpoena-backed demand that he sit for a private interview with members of the panel, the New York Times first reported.Trump Jr. has reportedly agreed to speak to lawmakers about a limited range of topics for between two and four hours sometime in mid June.Burr told fellow Republican senators last week that he was forced to iss...
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The worrying ideology that helps Trump’s new friendship with Brazil

As the conflict develops in Venezuela between the US-backed Juan Guaidó and the incumbent government of Nicolás Maduro, one staunch supporter of the United States position is Brazil. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has also expressed support for Trump’s wall project, and for moving embassies to Jerusalem. This new friendship between the United States and Brazil is one of the few foreign-policy achievements of the Trump administration, which has generally seemed better at losing old friends tha...
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John Kelly: The Trump Family’s ‘Influence’ In The WH ‘Has To Be Dealt With’

Ex-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly dished briefly on some of his former colleagues during an interview with Bloomberg’s “David Rubenstein Show.”  When asked about whether having members of President Trump’s family serving in the administration, Kelly paused. “They’re an influence that has to be dealt with,” he said. “By no means do I mean Mrs. Trump — the first lady’s a wonderful person.” It’s no secret that Kelly was not a fan of President Trump’s decision to give his daughter Ivanka T...
Tags: News, White House, Bloomberg, John Kelly, Trump, Kelly, David Rubenstein, Ivanka Trump, Kushner, Mrs Trump, Jared Kushner, Trump Family, Nicole Lafond


Kushner Presents Plan That Protects Current Levels Of Legal Immigration

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner presented Republican senators with an immigration plan that would increase border security while also maintaining the current level of legal immigrants in the country, Politico reported. Kushner has been quietly working on the plan for months and told lawmakers Tuesday that he believes he has the support of President Trump and some of the more conservative members of the administration, despite the president’s past calls to significantly cut legal immi...
Tags: News, White House, Politico, Immigration, Trump, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Nicole Lafond


‘Not just talking points’: Kushner’s new tack on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hastily written executive orders. Declarations by tweet. President Donald Trump’s White House hasn’t been known for its careful crafting of policy. But Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has spent months drawing up a long-awaited immigration overhaul plan that the White House began to roll out Tuesday. Frustrated by congressional […]
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It’s Trump vs. Congress as both sides dig in

By LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON — They’re talking about jailing people at the Capitol. Imposing steep fines. All sorts of extraordinary, if long-shot measures to force the White House to comply with Democratic lawmakers’ request for information about President Donald Trump stemming from the special counsel’s Russia investigation. This is the remarkable state of affairs between the executive and legislative branches, unseen in recent times, as Democrats try to break through Trump’s blockade of investi...
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Trump’s son-in-law still tight-lipped on Mideast peace plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law is being tight-lipped about the guts of the long-awaited White House blueprint for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. At a think tank event in Washington Thursday, Jared Kushner offered no details of the plan, which he described as a very detailed “operational document” that […]
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Kimberly Guilfoyle: Trump hires ex-Fox News host and son’s girlfriend to serve on 2020 campaign

Donald Trump has hired his son’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, to officially serve on his 2020 re-election campaign.The former Fox News host will act as a senior adviser for the campaign after joining Donald Trump Jr in his travels across the country during the 2018 midterm elections. She previously worked at the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action as vice chairwoman shortly after leaving the network in July 2018. "President Trump has a clear record of accomplishments and promises kept as...
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Should reform advocates urge Prez Trump to embrace new proposed federal Clean Slate Act as sound Second Step?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by these two recent press stories about federal criminal justice reform: Via the Washington Examiner, "Trump declared he was working on a Second Step Act.  The proposal doesn't exist" Via Politico, "Bipartisan duo makes new criminal justice reform push" Let's begin my pitch with excerpts from the first of these pieces: President Trump began the month hosting a White House celebration with people freed from prison by the First Step Act. He tol...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, White House, Politico, Pennsylvania, House, Delaware, Trump, Mark Holden, Koch Industries, Tom Cotton, Senate GOP, Washington Examiner, Sen Bob Casey D Pa, Guy Reschenthaler


‘Gonna Give Them Hell’: How Trump and His Lawyers Plotted for Months to Make Democrats Pay

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyThree months before Robert Mueller’s report was even delivered to the Department of Justice, Donald Trump was already meeting with his lawyers about how to resist, combat, and impede the possible Democratic investigations that might arise from the special counsel’s findings.In multiple conference calls and closed-door gatherings at the White House that have taken place since January, the president began mapping out, with both White House and outside cou...
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"Jared Kushner: Fifteen Lessons I Learned From Criminal-Justice Reform"

The title of this post is the headline of this interesting Time commentary authored by Jared Kushner, which seems to be something of a follow up to his interview as part of The TIME 100 Summit.  I would recommend the extended piece in full, especially for those interested in more background on how the FIRST STEP Act became a reality and how best to be successful in seeking the next steps in federal criminal justice reform.  Here is a taste: In the wake of this legislation, hundreds of people ha...
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‘Gonna Give Them Hell’: How Trump and His Lawyers Plotted Revenge Fantasy Against the Democrats

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyThree months before Robert Mueller’s report was even delivered to the Department of Justice, Donald Trump was already meeting with his lawyers about how to resist, combat, and impede the possible Democratic investigations that might arise from the special counsel’s findings.In multiple conference calls and closed-door gatherings at the White House that have taken place since January, the president began mapping out, with both White House and outside cou...
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A Running List Of The Probes That Pose The Greatest Threat To Trumpworld

It was never just about Russia. When Donald Trump entered the Oval Office in January 2017, he brought with him an ever-evolving cloud of scandal that has hung low over his entire administration. There are currently several ongoing congressional, city, state and federal investigations into Trump’s personal finances and sexual relationships, his real estate company and his family members. Some — like the lawsuit alleging corruption at the Trump Foundation, twin suits alleging Trump’s D.C. hotel ...
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Here's Kushner's immigration plan as it stands

White House adviser Jared Kushner's proposal to reform the US legal immigration system will be broken into two parts: one focused on border security and the other on legal immigration, according to a senior administration official.
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Everybody Is Wrong. Trump Impeachment Hearings Will Help Democrats.

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/GettyIf Attorney General Bill Barr had led his press conference last Thursday morning by saying, “The Mueller report reveals that, among other things, on multiple occasions, President Donald Trump ordered Corey Lewandowski and Don McGahn to obstruct justice,” the House of Representatives would be planning Trump’s impeachment hearings, with probably even some Republicans in the House and the Senate putting out statements in support of the heari...
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Cooper: Kushner gaslighting Americans on Mueller report

CNN's Anderson Cooper blasts White House senior adviser Jared Kushner after he suggested special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation was more harmful to the US than Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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Anderson Cooper: Kushner gaslighting Americans on Mueller report

CNN's Anderson Cooper blasts White House senior adviser Jared Kushner after he suggested special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation was more harmful to the US than Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Tags: News, White House, US, Cnn, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Robert Mueller, Kushner, Jared Kushner


Joe Biden to announce presidential bid on Thursday – as it happened

Former vice-president to officially launch bid for president, while Jared Kushner says Mueller investigation ‘just a big distraction’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.00am BST 12.34am BST House Judiciary chair Jerry Nadler responds to reports that the White House plans to fight a subpoena issued by his committee for testimony from former White House counsel Donald McGahn.Nadler: “The moment for the White House to assert some privilege to prevent this testimony from...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Mueller, Jared Kushner, Jerry Nadler, US elections 2020, Donald McGahn Nadler


Trump’s attorney general gave ‘mischaracterisation’ of Mueller report, Watergate prosecutor says

A former Watergate prosecutor has spoken out about Attorney General William Barr’s handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, calling his analysis of the comprehensive document a ‘mischaracterisation of the conclusions.’ Richard Ben-Veniste said Tuesday that Donald Trump’s attorney general was likely “banking on” the “suspicion that most Americans will be too lazy to read the report” when he released a four-page analysis of the document and later held a press conference before releasin...
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Jared Kushner's laughable attempt to dismiss Russian election interference

On Tuesday, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner was asked about the now-concluded investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and his own ties to the foreign power. Here's his response:
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Kushner downplays Russia election interference

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, is downplaying Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Kushner, one of the most influential voices in the White House, minimized Russia’s involvement by describing it “as buying some Facebook ads” and trying to “sow dissent.” He added that he thought […]
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Jared Kushner: Mueller Investigation 'More Harmful' Than Russia

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner downplayed Russian interference in the 2016 election at the inaugural TIME 100 Summit Tuesday in New York.
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Kushner says has urged Saudi prince to be transparent about Khashoggi killing

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday he had urged Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to be transparent about the circumstances surrounding the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Taking questions at a Time magazine forum, Kushner was not specific about when he had spoken to the crown prince about the October killing of Khashoggi, a U.S.-based journalist, inside the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
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