Quote of the Day: DHS Is On the Chopping Block

Senior Advisor for Policy Stephen Miller.Chris Kleponis/CNP via ZUMA

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From an unnamed senior administration official:

There is a near-systematic purge happening at the nation’s second-largest national security agency.

So far this includes:

  • Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of Homeland Security
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services director Francis Cissna
  • Office of the General Counsel’s John Mitnick
  • Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement director-nominee Ron Vitiello

According to CNN, Trump recently “empowered” Stephen Miller to lead the administration’s border policies and Miller is starting out with “what amounts to a wholesale decapitation” of the Department of Homeland Security leadership.

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