Trump Plans To Bring His Secret Police To More Cities Across The Country

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“With as much lawbreaking is going on, we’re seeking to prosecute as many people as are breaking the law.”Trump Plans To

According to Josh Marshall from Talking Points Memo, “when asked about calls for an investigation into DHS police tactics in Portland, Oregon, Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli tells NPR not only are they not going to stop but they want to take the tactics nationwide.”

  • Marshall wrote on Twitter that “Listening to Cuccinelli in this interview and other reporting from recent hours, we can see more clearly what the White House is doing and their purported legal justification.”

“The more investigations, the better. With as much lawbreaking is going on, we’re seeking to prosecute as many people as are breaking the law as it relates to federal jurisdiction,” said Cuccinelli. “This is a posture we intend to continue not just in Portland but in any of the facilities that we’re responsible for around the country.”

  • Marshall continued on Twitter, “The White House and acting officials at DHS are now using this jurisdiction over federal facilities as [a] hook to make ICE and CBP into a sort of federal political police run by acting appointees at DHS and responding to the President’s campaign needs.”

“It’s no accident that it’s ICE and CBP. They’re among the most politicized federal police agencies, most organizational loyal to and supportive [of] Trump[‘s] agenda and political ambitions,” Marshall wrote. “Critically they are also accustomed to and trained to deal with people with few political rights and little power to make use of the rights they have.”

Read the report here.

Read the Twitter thread here.

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