Here's the backhanded and completely vile way Stephen Miller sabotaged Trump's former DHS secretary

April is proving to be a chaotic month for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, whose secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, announced her departure on Sunday, April 7—and President Donald Trump has withdrawn the nomination of Ronald Vitiello to permanently head the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On top of that, the departure of Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles was announced by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders this week. And according to a new Quartz report, senior policy advisor Stephen Miller promoted tensions between Trump and Nielsen.


Quartz is reporting that Miller, according to some “former agency officials” who agreed to be interviewed on condition of anonymity, went out of his way to sabotage and undermine Nielsen. The officials allege that Miller would leak information on the number of people apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border and refugees seeking asylum to the Washington Examiner—and after the Examiner published that information, according to Quartz, Miller would print it out and give it to Trump.

Trump, Quartz reports, would see what Miller printed out and would “pick up the phone and blast Nielsen.”

Trump has picked Kevin McAlneenan, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, to serve as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security until a permanent replacement can be found.

ICE and the U.S. Secret Service both fall under Homeland Security’s jurisdiction.

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