Immigration The Trump administration separated thousands more migrant kids at the border than it previously acknowledged, and the separations began months before the policy was announced, according to a federal audit released Thursday morning. "More children over a longer period of time" were separated at the border than commonly known, an investigator with the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general's office told reporters Thursday morning. "How many more children were separated is unknown, by us and HHS" because of failures to track families as they were being separated, he said. Story Continued Below HHS officials involved in caring for the separated children and reunifying families estimated "thousands" of additional children are separated at the border, the inspector general said. The report sheds new light on the Trump administration’s efforts to deter border crossings by separating migrant families. House Democrats who’ve condemned the … [Read more...] about Trump administration separated thousands more migrants than previously known, federal watchdog says
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The Trump administration has reportedly asked the Pentagon repeatedly for military strike options against Iran, requests that were derailed by former Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis. The National Security Council, led by White House National Security Advisor John Bolton, asked for these options last fall in response to an unsuccessful attack on the diplomatic quarter in Baghdad, Iraq by militants aligned with Iran. A little over a year earlier, President Donald Trump asked for options to sink the Iranian speedboats that have harassed US warships. Mattis resigned on December 20, 2018, leaving the Pentagon about two weeks later. Former Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis was reportedly a bulwark inside the Trump administration who blocked the use of force against Iran, raising questions about whether the US will launch more strikes in his absence.. The Trump administration, specifically the national security team led by hawkish White House National Security Advisor John Bolton, … [Read more...] about The Trump administration has been itching for a fight with Iran, but Mattis held it back. Now he’s gone.
Thomas Heath and Philip Rucker, The Washington Post Published 9:14 am PST, Monday, December 24, 2018 As President Donald Trump and Congress bicker over Trump's call for $5 billion to build a border wall with Mexico, government agencies are preparing for a partial government shutdown set to begin at midnight Friday. The dispute could affect nine of 15 Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies, including the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, Interior, Agriculture, State and Justice, as well as national parks and forests. More than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. The U.S. Postal Service, busy delivering packages for the holiday season, wouldn't be affected by any government shutdown because it's an independent agency. Click through the following slideshow to see what happens in the U.S. during a partial government shutdown. less As President Donald … [Read more...] about US markets continue sharp sell-off, ignoring efforts by the Trump administration to stabilize stock prices
Jeremy Berke, provided by Published 4:38 pm CST, Thursday, December 20, 2018 Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, announced on Oct. 9th she intended to resign from her position at the end of 2018 in an Oval Office press conference with President Donald Trump. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, announced on Oct. 9th she intended to resign from her position at the end of 2018 in an Oval Office press conference with President Donald Trump. Photo: KENA BETANCUR /AFP /Getty Images Photo: KENA BETANCUR /AFP /Getty Images Image 1 of / 40 Caption Close Image 1 of 40 Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, announced on Oct. 9th she intended to resign from her position at the end of 2018 in an Oval Office press conference with President … [Read more...] about James Mattis is out — here are all the casualties of the Trump administration so far
President Donald Trump once boasted that his administration was staffed by notable members of the US armed forces. Those service members will soon be leaving his administration. The latest former Marine Corps general who will have voluntarily left the administration is Defence Secretary Jim Mattis. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis’ upcoming departure from the Trump administration was largely expected in the near term, but his official resignation letter on Thursday still shook Washington, DC, and caught defence officials and lawmakers off guard. The news follows a series of departures from high-profile military generals in the White House, namely Marines who have served with distinction throughout the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many of these Marines have now left the Trump White House amid numerous reports of disagreements or criticisms of Trump. The photo above, taken in 2013, marked the first time six four-star Marines Corps generals were actively serving in the … [Read more...] about One striking image shows the Marine Corps generals who will have left the Trump administration, after the president praised their service