Trump adviser says WH looking at options on ban
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 12, 2017,
Feb 12, 2017, 18:52
White House adviser Stephen Miller said Sunday during multiple interviews that the Trump administration is considering a range of actions to push through the president's travel ban of seven majority Muslim countries.
The policy aide said the administration is considering a host of options to fight back against the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision, including "new and further executive actions" meant to address similar vetting concerns.
When Stephanopoulos told Miller "you have provided absolutely no evidence" to support his claims, the policy adviser interjected, claiming the administration "provided enormous evidence", insisting that outdated voter registration roles were evidence of fraud, and claiming that immigrants living in the United States without permission were voting en masse. "The powers of the president will be confirmed". "And I also want to be clear, we've heard a lot of talk about how all the branches of government are equal".
"One unelected judge in Seattle can not make laws for the entire country", Miller told anchor John Dickerson. "I mean this is just insane". "This is an ideological disagreement between those who believe we should have borders and should have controls and those who believe there should be no borders and no controls".
Miller, an immigration hawk, told "Fox News Sunday" that new executive orders to protect Americans from "hostile" intruders are under consideration, as are potential legal challenges.
At issue is whether Flynn discussed USA sanctions in calls with Russia's ambassador while President Barack Obama was still in office. Miller calls it "an important matter" and "a sensitive matter" best answered by Trump, Vice President Mike Pence or chief of staff Reince Priebus.
Asked whether undocumented immigrants who have not committed any crime should "feel less anxious", Miller responded with this: "Look, it's not for me to tell people how to feel or how not to feel".
"The three judges made a broad, overreaching statement about the ability to check the executive power and do not address what I was talking about", Miller said, adding that the "Ninth Circuit has a long history of being overturned and a long history of overreaching". "That's a question for the president".
Since November, Trump has repeatedly suggested without evidence that voter fraud occurred on a massive scale in different parts of the country.
The president claimed last week that he would have won New Hampshire if "thousands" of people hadn't been bussed in to illegally vote.
Policy director Stephen Miller says the White House didn't give him anything specific to say about Flynn during Miller's appearances on the Sunday news shows.
There is no known evidence of this happening. Instead, numerous people being arrested have no criminal records. In addition to his claims about New Hampshire, he insisted that millions of immigrants living in California without permission cost him the popular vote. "That is a scandal. And, as a country, we should be aghast about the fact that you have people who have no right to vote in this country registered to vote, canceling out the franchise of lawful citizens of this country".
As someone who has worked in New Hampshire politics, Miller knew that there was a problem. Jeff Sessions' policies on illegal immigration.
Miller was a guest on four of the five Sunday shows, with CNN once again the odd man out.