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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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  Posted 04 October 2019 - 05:04 PM

'Unforgivable': Trump Allies Furious With McAleenan For Public 'Airing Of Grievances'

Washington Examiner
by Anna Giaritelli
Updated Oct 04, 2019, 05:13 PM

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Allies to President Trump are furious with acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan for how they say he threw his boss and department officials under the bus in a recent interview.

“At a time when President Trump is facing the most partisan attacks of his administration, one of his own Cabinet-level officials aired his grievances with the president in the court of public opinion,” said Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. “Regardless of your readers' political leanings: Left, right, or in the middle, the airing of grievances by a Cabinet-level official must be considered dishonest and unforgivable.”

McAleenan tried to distance himself from Trump, acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan, and acting Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli in the Washington Post piece. Judd, who lost to McAleenan for the CBP job in 2017, said he was surprised at how the acting secretary publicly described the 240,000-person department.

“Mr. McAleenan is responsible for the security of this nation from attacks by bad actors both foreign and domestic; yet he announced to the world that he is unhappy with his job and that he doesn't have the authority he was promised. He further implied that the department was in disarray," said Judd. "What better time would there be for a terrorist attack? Acting Secretary McAleenan's public comments would be akin to a battle field general informing a hostile military that he and his troops weren't prepared for battle."

Trump has remained silent about McAleenan since the publishing of the story Tuesday. A second person who is familiar with the White House’s strategy said, “Right now, everything is impeachment."

The story credits McAleenan with having “guided the United States out of a crisis at the southern border."

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“Ever since Mr. McAleenan became the Acting Commissioner at CBP he insured that he alone had access to DHS and then the White House, on behalf of the Agency. His isolation was self-imposed,” the official wrote. Since April, 17 White House political appointees have left Homeland Security.
Former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tom Homan said he did not agree with McAleenan’s statement that DHS responsibilities go unchanged despite changes in administration.

“I’ve done this job 34 years. Enforcement of immigration law has always been controversial, has always been emotional, has always been political,” Homan said. “Our job has always been to execute the mission within the framework provided us.”

Administrations have different priorities, he added, noting Obama’s prioritized arrests inside the country of illegal immigrants with serious criminal histories, instead of any person found to be in the country illegally and charged with smaller crimes. The Obama administration walked back Bush-era policies, while Trump brought some back.

A senior administration official who asked to remain anonymous challenged McAleenan’s description of himself as “apolitical.”

“What kind of cabinet head sits down with the Washington Post to openly grieve his boss, ding his own agency heads, and then self-proclaim he’s the missing link separating an immigration utopia between two parties? Someone who has exclusively donated to Democrats his entire life isn’t apolitical, it’s someone who is of fundamentally different ilk than those who put him there,” the official wrote.

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There have been a few stories about McAleenan and his politics posted here in the past few months:

Oh, So That’s Who Trump’s Acting DHS Secretary Has Donated To For Years?

Top DHS Official Quit After Investigation Into Expenses Of 'Thousands Of Dollars' On Personal Meals
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:08 PM

No reason to be furious. PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump exposed another swamp rat through his active FU too management style.
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 08:10 PM

View Postgravelrash, on 04 October 2019 - 07:08 PM, said:

No reason to be furious. PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump exposed another swamp rat through his active FU too management style.

:exactly:

Time to tell him: "You're Fired!" :yes:
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:04 PM

View PostRock N, on 04 October 2019 - 08:10 PM, said:

:exactly:

Time to tell him: "You're Fired!" :yes:

Like Sessions? Is he another of the people Trump let the GOO put in positions of leadership for him?
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