Reports say that Donald Trump told the US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan that he would be pardoned if he were indicted for violating immigration law.
The rumors were first circulated by CNN’s Jake Tapper, who alleged that Trump revealed his plan to McAleenan during a recent trip to the California border.
The Hill reports that “Trump told CBP agents to block migrants from entering the U.S., a violation of federal laws and court orders.”
Unknown sources also spread the rumor that President Trump instructed agents to say “Sorry, judge, I can’t do it. We don’t have the room” if ordered to admit more migrants.
However, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security fired back that “at no time has the President indicated, asked, directed or pressured the Acting Secretary to do anything illegal.”
At this time, the claims are wild conjecture, but the liberal media has taken the narrative and run with it. The DHS spokesperson went on to affirm that the acting Secretary will not “take actions that are not in accordance with our responsibility to enforce the law.”
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