Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, the former attorney general of Virginia, is expected to be added to the mix of Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and Stephen Miller is White House Assistant…
Gonna get kinda crowded ?
Or is this Trump’s policy enforcer going to Homeland?
Mr. Cuccinelli served as attorney general from 2010 to 2014, running unsuccessfully for governor of Virginia in 2013. He is a frequent presence on cable news, which Mr. Trump consumes with gusto. He is aligned with Mr. Trump on issues related to border security, though he caught the president’s attention during the 2016 presidential primaries, when he led the effort to strip Mr. Trump of delegates on behalf of an opponent, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a person close to the president said.
Mr. Trump has been considering creating an immigration “czar” post for months, with Mr. Cuccinelli and Kris Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state, as his top choices. But Mr. Kobach was always seen within the White House as unlikely to get the role, and he put off Mr. Trump and some of his advisers with a list of 10 “requirements” he had for the job, including access to a government jet 24 hours a day, weekends off with his family in Kansas, and a promise to be nominated for Mr. McAleenan’s job by November if he wanted it.
Other questions remain about how Mr. Cuccinelli will navigate relationships within the administration at a time when Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his senior adviser, Stephen Miller, are jockeying for influence on immigration policy. Mr. Miller, whose positions are more aligned with Mr. Cuccinelli’s than Mr. Kushner’s on the issue, is said to be supportive of the choice….
People actually running the day to day operations in Homeland have been bucking against some of Miller’s hardline policy pushes…
They have deferred to trying follow judges orders and legal policy against Trump’s pushes to do what HE wants even if it’s clearly illegal….
Trump is reportedly expected to tap former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) to be the next head of USCIS [U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ], an agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that is tasked with overseeing legal immigration to the U.S….