State Dept. Cables Spell Out ‘Extreme Vetting’ Action Plan

A series of memos from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify “populations warranting increased scrutiny” and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, including a “mandatory social media check.” The messages highlight the labor-intensive details involved in carrying out President Trump’s often-repeated campaign promise.

U.S. Attorneys’ Firing Could Affect Enforcement Priorities

in Baton Rouge, local law enforcement officials pleaded with Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to leave in place Walt Green, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, citing his efforts fighting violent crime. Green was fired anyway. Sessions allowed two U.S. Attorneys to stay in office for a few more months to be eligible for retirement benefits.