There isn’t readily available data on the number of CBP officers who have wrongly accessed information. But, more broadly, many law enforcement officers have been accused of abusing confidential databases: In 2013, the National Security Agency’s internal watchdog found that at least a dozen employees had used government surveillance tools to spy on their current and former lovers. The Associated Press found that from 2013 to 2015, local officers and employees who misused databases were fired, resigned or suspended more than 325 times. Last year, HuffPost Highline published a detailed investigation of one such former police officer in Delaware. … [Read more...] about Trump Administration Won’t Say How A Random CBP Agent Would Know Of A Reporter’s Personal Travel
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“Don is the most impressive White House counsel during my time in Washington, and I’ve known them all,” McConnell said. “His departure from the White House, whenever that may be, would be a big loss for the Trump administration and the country. … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell: McGahn’s Departure ‘Big Loss for Trump Administration’
It calls for improved data gathering and sharing between countries and demands stronger efforts to protect the human rights of migrants and those whose lives are affected by migration. It also aims to "prevent exploitation and hardship in migration," in addition to supporting cultural and economic inclusion for migrants. … [Read more...] about Why Is The Trump Administration So Against The UN’s Global Migration Pact?
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles is expected to leave the Trump administration, said three administration officials, amid a shake-up in the upper echelon of the Department of Homeland Security. Alles' departure stems from a personality conflict within the agency, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the personnel matter. The officials said it was unrelated to the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and a recent security breach at the president's private club in Florida. Still, it comes amid a spate of turnover across DHS that began last week when Trump withdrew his Immigration and Customs Enforcement director's nomination to stay on permanently. After Nielsen's departure, an empowered Stephen Miller, the immigration hawk White House senior adviser, is also eyeing the removal of Lee Francis Cissna, according to two of the people. Cissna is director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration … [Read more...] about Secret Service director to leave Trump administration
The revelation of the purported U.S. communique was a bombshell, setting up potential scandals in two nations. If what prosecutors alleged was true, the Trump administration broke longstanding diplomatic protocol to effectively assist Russia in its crackdown on an opposition figure; former diplomats and immigration experts say the release of U.S. residency information to foreign governments under these circumstances would be unusual, especially when they involve government critics in countries considered by the U.S. to be adversaries. A former State Department diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter, told Newsweek the U.S. would have the right to turn down any Russian request for information about Rudnikov. The decision, the former diplomat said, would be a “political values call.” … [Read more...] about Did the Trump Administration Help Russia Silence a Putin Critic?