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White House senior adviser Stephen Miller attempted to pick his own candidate to lead US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and ended up bristling the acting Homeland Security secretary Kevin McAleenan in the process, according to The Washington Post.
Miller asked President Donald Trump on Wednesday to sideline Mark Morgan, a former Obama administration official who was the presumptive candidate for acting ICE director.
McAleenan was not happy with what Miller did and considered leaving his position on Thursday, according to three unnamed officials cited by The Post.
McAleenan told acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney that he was in charge of the Department of Homeland Security — which oversees ICE — and said he ought be included in conversations about the agency he runs.
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White House senior adviser Stephen Miller attempted to pick his own candidate to lead US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and ended up bristling the acting Homeland Security secretary Kevin McAleenan in the process, according to a Washington Post report published Friday.

Miller asked President Donald Trump on Wednesday to sideline former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan, a former Obama administration official who was the presumptive candidate for acting ICE director. Miller advised Trump to retain acting director Matthew Albence and have Morgan lead the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

McAleenan was not happy with what Miller did and considered leaving his position on Thursday, according to three unnamed officials cited by The Post. McAleenan told acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney that he was in charge of the Department of Homeland Security — which oversees ICE — and said he ought be included in conversations about the agency he runs.

Trump officials reportedly called the dispute to a “power struggle” and an “immigration knife fight.”

McAleenan eventually …read more

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