Speaking at a convention of police chiefs in Orlando, Christopher Wray cited the opiate crisis, mass violence, terrorism and cyber threats as law enforcement priorities. And the leader of an agency that has faced oppressive attacks from Donald Trump pointedly said that law enforcers must “tune out the noise” emanating from critics.
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and President Trump, engaged in an ongoing political drama, will travel together on Monday to a convention of police chiefs in Orlando, although it’s not clear that the trip will include their much-discussed sit-down.
The lawsuit argues against “expedited removal” policies instituted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that remove asylum protections for victims of domestic and gang violence. “This is a naked attempt by the Trump administration to eviscerate our country’s asylum protections,” said an ACLU official.
A senior administration official at the Department of Health and Human Services says the agency expects to be taking in about 250 children a day as a result of the crackdown on illegal immigration that started in May, even as President and Mrs. Trump declared in separate statements they “hated” seeing kids taken from their parents. That could mean some 30,000 kids will be detained by the end of August, the official said.
Among other things, the 18-month review by the U.S. Justice Department inspector general makes it clear that there is no basis to “lock her up,” as the popular anti-Hillary Clinton chant at Trump rallies demands.
Amid protests across the country Thursday, the White House and attorney general cited Bible verses to support the separation of families at the Mexican border, a practice that a leading Democrat called “barbaric.” House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans said they are not comfortable with the situation.
In a stunning rebuke of a sitting president, the New York State attorney general’s lawsuit accuses Trump’s charity and his family of sweeping violations of campaign finance laws, self-dealing and illegal coordination with the presidential campaign. The suit seeks to shutter the foundation and bar Trump and three of his children from serving on the boards of nonprofits.
The Trump administration is analyzing old fingerprints in an unprecedented effort to rescind American citizenship from immigrants who may have lied or falsified information on their naturalization forms.
In a dramatic departure from his support of Trump, the head of the national Border Patrol union called the ballyhooed deployment of National Guard troops on the border “a colossal waste of resources…We have seen no benefit.”