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Fri Feb 21, 2020, 08:56 PM

In that Stephen Millier New Yorker piece:

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Miller is famously vindictive, and, as Trump runs for a second term, he is sure to grow only more powerful. “Miller doesn’t have to get Trump to believe everything he does,” one of the officials told me. “He just has to get Trump to say it all.”

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/podcast/the-new-yorker-radio-hour/stephen-miller-the-immigration-extremist-in-the-white-house/amp

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 09:57 PM

1. This?

Miller is famously vindictive, and, as Trump runs for a second term, he is sure to grow only more powerful. “Miller doesn’t have to get Trump to believe everything he does,” one of the officials told me. “He just has to get Trump to say it all.”

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:01 PM

2. Thank you. I knew i needed the quote. Quite telling.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:05 PM

3. Only got a third read this afternoon hope to finish tonight. Awful creature.

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:08 PM

4. I could not finish due to previous life experiences. Then i got paywalled out.

Still i felt that quote was something to see again.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:12 PM

5. more

After Trump won the election, “Miller didn’t even flirt with an agency or nomination position,” a White House official told me. “He wanted to know what White House adviser position had the most say on immigration.” He asked to head the Domestic Policy Council, an influential but amorphous group inside the White House. The position gave him proximity to the President and insulation from congressional scrutiny; he would issue, rather than implement, orders. “The rest of us have to testify before Congress. That’s a check. If you’re going to have your ass hauled before Congress, you’re not going to feel comfortable breaking the law,” a former top Administration official told me. “Miller will never have to testify for anything.”

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:14 PM

6. Thank you.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:22 PM

7. bit more

On January 11, 2018, Trump summoned Dick Durbin, a Democratic senator from Illinois, and Lindsey Graham, from South Carolina, to the White House so that they could explain the terms of a bipartisan deal they’d reached. It would offer a path to citizenship for DACA recipients in exchange for increased border security and enforcement measures. The President told the senators that he was ready to back their plan. But, two hours later, when they entered the Oval Office, they found that they were not alone. Miller had invited a group of far-right Republicans—including Tom Cotton and David Perdue, the sponsors of a bill to cut legal immigration in half—to join them. The “fix is in,” Durbin told an aide. When Graham brought up Haitian immigrants, while explaining an aspect of the agreement, Trump asked, “Why would we want all these people from shithole countries?” He now refused to endorse the deal he had supported that morning.

In the weeks that followed, whenever Trump responded positively to an overture by Democrats, Miller interceded. “Whoever has access to the President last—that’s what sticks,” a White House official told me. “Miller always made sure he was that person.” Graham said, “As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we’re going nowhere.”

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:33 PM

8. Thanks.

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