January 31, 2017

FORGET THE POLICY, THEY CARE ABOUT POWER:

Hill staffers secretly worked on Trump's immigration order : Several House Judiciary Committee aides helped craft the controversial directive without telling Republican leaders. (RACHAEL BADE, JAKE SHERMAN and JOSH DAWSEY 01/30/17, Politico)

Senior staffers on the House Judiciary Committee helped Donald Trump's top aides draft the executive order curbing immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations, but the Republican committee chairman and party leadership were not informed, according to multiple sources involved in the process. [...]

The work of the committee aides began during the transition period after the election and before Donald Trump was sworn in. The staffers signed nondisclosure agreements, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Trump's transition operation forced its staff to sign these agreements, but it would be unusual to extend that requirement to congressional employees.

Sadly, that is more likely to move the Hill than the actual order.

Posted by at January 31, 2017 6:21 AM

  

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