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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

UN Official Blasts Trump’s Human Rights Violations At Border

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For the second time in just two weeks, the United Nations is condemning the Trump administration’s inhumane policy of separating young children from their parents at the U.S. border. And this time, the UN’s top human rights official is calling this policy what it really is: child abuse.

“The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable,” said Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the U.N.’s high commissioner on human rights.

When al-Hussein uses the word “abuse,” he’s not exaggerating. Medical professionals are pointing out that the psychological stress of separating children from their parents at a young age can cause lifelong damage, from behavioral problems to heart conditions.…

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Trump’s Favorite Fox Host Defends Separating Families At Border

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While Trump and his administration are trying to hide from the moral horror of ripping children away from their parents, Trump’s favorite Fox News host thinks these kids actually have it pretty good.

On Sunday morning’s edition of “Fox & Friends,” Pete Hegseth chose to drastically minimize the harm being done to migrant children when he responded to retired General Michael Hayden’s sharp criticism that Trump’s policy echoes family separation under the Nazis.

“While these kids are in temporary custody,” Hegseth said, “they’re getting school and soccer and video games and three squares and two snacks and plenty of sleep … that’s the same as exterminating 1.1 million Jews in gas chambers?”

Later in the segment, co-host Abby Huntsman pointed out that about 30 percent of detained kids are separated from their parents, and that those separated children had numbered about 2,000over the past six weeks.…

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Republicans Will Subpoena FBI Agent Over Anti-Trump Text Messages

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House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlate notified ranking member Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) Friday that he plans to issue a subpoena for FBI agent Peter Strzok to testify before Congress, CNN reports.

Citing two sources familiar with the House GOP investigation into the FBI’s handing of the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump investigations, CNN reports Goodlate told Nadler about plans to subpoena Strzok during a meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The subpoena comes on the heels of a Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on the bureau’s handling of Clinton email investigation, which included a text from Strzok to FBI lawyer Lisa Page insisting they’ll “stop” Trump’s election.…

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