The man behind the scene in the Trump admin is 33 year old Stephen Miller.….
And with the news of Homeland Sec Neilsen leaving?
One would expect a piece about Miller’s efforts to keep his boss, the President focused to keeping a hardline against any immigration, illegal or even legal….
Miller is reportedly going around the chain of organization command within the Homeland Security department to issue orders in the name of the President….
The new DHS head will either let this continue , or, chance fighting this and probably not get appointed as permanent head of the department?
(One wonders if and when the Democrats in the House will call Miller to appear before one of their committee’s?)
As President Donald Trump roils the capital over illegal immigration, his influential aide Stephen Miller is playing a more aggressive behind-the-scenes role in a wider administration shakeup.
Frustrated by the lack of headway on a signature Trump campaign issue, the senior White House adviser has been arguing for personnel changes to bring in more like-minded hardliners, according to three people familiar with the situation — including the ouster of a key immigration official at the Department of Homeland Security, whose secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, announced on Sunday that she is resigning.
Miller has also recently been telephoning mid-level officials at several federal departments and agencies to angrily demand that they do more to stem the flow of immigrants into the country, according to two people familiar with the calls.
The pressure comes as Trump, who forced a government shutdown over his demand for a Mexican border wall, is again making immigration the central theme of his presidency; last week, Trump backed off his threats to shut down the border entirely.
The officials at the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice and State, who each handle different parts of the immigration process, were initially surprised that a high-ranking White House official like Miller would call them directly, rather than contact their bosses.
“It’s intimidation,” one of the people who was briefed on the calls told POLITICO. “Anytime you get a call like this from the White House it’s intimidation … Under normal circumstances, if you were a deputy in one of these agencies, it would be very unusual.”