Monday President Trump held an event at the White House celebrating the work of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents. According to The Washington Post, there were one-hundred-fifty agents from both agencies gathered for the event.
During the speech to honor ICE and CBP President Trump kept referring to CBP as CBC
During the speech President Trump invites a officer up to the podium, as the officer is making his way to the podium, President Trump says, “he speaks perfect English.”
The full event twenty-nine minutes long
President Trump also issued a letter to State and local leaders, in which he writes, “On their behalf, I ask you to join me in publicly expressing your support for the men and women of ICE and CBP.” He goes on to write that “Tragically,” these officers of ICE “have been subject to a nationwide campaign of smears, insults,and attacks by politicians shamelessly catering to the extreme elements in our society,” he says these extreme elements desire, “lawlessness and anarchy.” He concludes the letter by stating, “Each of you has a chance and a duty to protect your communities and your constituents. I urge you to work with us, and with our brave ICE and CBP officers, to achieve that goal for the sake of all Americans, from all walks of life and from every background.” The Full text of the letter can be found @ White House.gov
California House District 49 primary elections results via The New York Times the primary was held on June 5th 2018.
Diane Harkey (R) 36,518 25.6%
Mike Levin (D) 24,881 17.5%
Rep Darrell Issa is retiring after nine terms.
Former deputy director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center, had a heated exchange with President Trump supporter Paris Dennard
Dennard says that it is the former intelligence community that has made the issues “political,” and not President Trump.
During an appearance on CNN’s Sate of the Union, host Jake Tapper asks former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper if one of the reasons were are having this crisis, regarding security clearance, is in part because of former CIA director John “Brennan’s hyperbole?”
Clapper replies, “I think is it. I think John is sort of like a freight train he’s going to say what’s on his mind. I think though, that the common denominator among all of us that have been speaking up, though, is genuine concern about the jeopardy and the threats to our institutions and values and although we may express that differently, I think that’s what this is real about, but John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself.”
Clapper’s statement can be found in the above two minute and five second video.
The article published in The New Yorker on Sunday it titled, ‘John Brennan’s Choice to Confront Trump.’ The article details the rocky relationship between the intelligence community and newly sworn in President Trump, the heart of this tweets ire states, “As Trump stepped up his public and private attacks on Obama, some of the new President’s advisers thought that he should take the extraordinary step of denying Obama himself access to intelligence briefings that were made available to all of his living predecessors.” the paragraph ends with, “in the end Trump decided not to exclude Obama, at the urging of,” national security adviser H.R. McMaster.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced a new proposal called the “Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule.” This new rule would “establish emission guidelines for states to develop plans to address greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants,” and it would replace the 2015 Clean Power Plan rule, that according to the EPA, was, “stayed by the U.S. Supreme Court and has never gone into effect.” The full text of both the 2018 ACE rule and the 2015 CPP rule can be found @ epa.gov
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