Kevin was required to see a therapist when he got to the US. She said their sessions would be private. Instead, everything he disclosed was passed to ICE, to be used against him in court.
This is now happening in migrant child shelters around the country.
Many migrant children have suffered unimaginable trauma.
We have a duty to care for them.
Instead, the Trump Administration is using their therapy sessions as a weapon against them in court.
This is a truly monstrous abuse of patient privacy and basic decency.
There are 175,000 federal prisoners. Many are serving harsh sentences and deserve mercy.
Yet, Trump uses pardons almost exclusively for:
1) Political supporters
2) Wealthy individuals
3) Contestants on his TV show
And worse abuses are almost surely to come.
“I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody….whether it’s Congress, newspaper editorial boards, or the president," Bill Barr tells @ABC News.
"I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me.”
Barr admits he intervened in the sentencing of a man who lied to Congress to cover up for the President.
He’s only upset that Trump’s tweets made the political nature of his intervention obvious.
Barr fools no one. He’s a witting accomplice to Trump’s attack on the rule of law.
I’m seeing Governor Cuomo today at The White House. He must understand that National Security far exceeds politics. New York must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits & harrassment, start cleaning itself up, and lowering taxes. Build relationships, but don’t bring Fredo!
Trump abused his power to coerce Ukraine into announcing investigations for his personal benefit by freezing military aid.
Now, he's using his powers to coerce states to stop investigations into him and his businesses.
Different corrupt purpose, same corrupt President.
For nearly 20 years, I’ve worked to preserve and protect 191,000 acres of open space and wildlife: The Rim of the Valley Corridor.
I am thrilled the House just passed my bill to protect this vast and beautiful area surrounding the San Fernando Mountains for generations to come.
.@HouseIntel just held a key hearing on the national security impacts of emerging technologies.
Republicans boycotted the oversight hearing protesting the lack of *checks notes* oversight hearings.
(We’ve had fully 67 oversight events this session.)
We’ll keep doing our job.
For those who were convicted of lying to cover up his crimes, Trump urges lighter sentences and dangles pardons.
He demands his enemies be investigated and prosecuted.
He retaliates against witnesses and public servants.
BREAKING: AG Barr is taking control of legal matters of interest to President Trump, including the Roger Stone sentencing, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.
Sentencing recommendations countermanded, prosecutors punished, and enemies investigated.
How do we measure the damage Bill Barr is inflicting on the independence, integrity and reputation of the Department of Justice?
Breaking News: In a highly unusual intervention, top Justice Department officials are intervening to seek a shorter sentence for President Trump's former adviser and longtime friend Roger Stone, after the president called prosecutors' recommendation unfair
Roger Stone lied to Congress and threatened a witness to cover up Trump campaign contacts with Wikileaks.
He was found guilty on all charges.
Barr overruling career prosecutors at Trump’s urging is a disgraceful attack on the rule of law.
Has DOJ no independence left?
The impeachment trial is over but the evidence is still coming out.
New unredacted emails confirm how deeply OMB misled Congress.
Me for @just_security:
At trial, we held up these redacted emails and asked Senators if they wanted to know what Trump was hiding.
They didn’t. Now we know why:
They confirm OMB misled Congress about DOD’s objections to the illegal hold on Ukraine aid.
The truth will come out.
The White House budget proposal would slash major domestic and safety net programs.
The budget would cut Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program and wring savings from Medicare despite Trump promises to safeguard Medicare & Social Security.
Budgets reflect values, and those behind Trump's budget are clear:
Cuts to Medicaid. Cuts to children's health care. Cuts to Medicare. Cuts to the EPA. Cuts to the Department of Education. Cuts to the CDC. Cuts to affordable housing programs.
These are not our values.
You never realize how important character is in the presidency until you have a president without it.
But I am optimistic about America’s future. We will get through this.
What we do now will determine how quickly and how much damage we must repair.
NEW: @realdonaldtrump’s company charges Trump’s own Secret Service agents while they protect him — at rates as high as $650/night for a room and $17,000/month for a cottage. Taxpayers pay.
Every time President Trump visits one of his properties, dozens of public servants travel with him.
Turns out he’s charging taxpayers up to $650 a night for each of their rooms.
The President’s vacations are lining his own pockets – at the taxpayers’ expense.
President Trump is exacting his retribution, removing those who complied with subpoenas, came forward, and testified about his misconduct.
These are the actions of a man who believes he is above the law —
Precisely the kind of conduct Congressional Republicans enabled.
Breaking News: The impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was fired and escorted from the White House. His twin brother was also ousted.
Lt. Col. Vindman did his job. As a soldier in Iraq, he received a Purple Heart.
Then he displayed another rare form of bravery — moral courage.
He complied with a subpoena and told the truth.
He upheld his oath when others would not.
Right matters to him.
And to us.
The House proved overwhelmingly that the President abused his power.
Now the verdict is in:
One Republican Senator had the courage to do impartial justice.
To put country over party.
And vindicate the Founders’ faith in self-governance.
And show us,
Right still matters.
Breaking News: "The case was made." Mitt Romney will vote to convict President Trump of abuse of power, the first Republican to support removing him from office in the impeachment trial.
Having proven Trump guilty, I asked if there was just one Republican Senator who would say “enough”
Who would stand up against this dangerously immoral president
Who would display moral courage
Who would do impartial justice as their oath required and convict
And there is.
Trump claims he will protect those with preexisting conditions, while trying to take away their coverage.
He says he is taking on the drug companies, but does nothing to lower Rx costs.
There is a word for those who say one thing and do another.
Today, that word is President.