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Trump suggests he will end birthright citizenship with executive order
Oliver Laughland, The Guardian
Donald Trump has insisted he will move to end the right to American citizenship for the children of non-citizens born in the US, a pledge he made frequently throughout the 2016 campaign and one often dismissed as legally unfeasible by scholars.
Birthright citizenship, as it is referred to in the US, is enshrined by the 14th amendment to the US constitution. But Trump has suggested in a TV interview with the breaking news site Axios that he would move unilaterally to sign an executive order that ended the right. Any such order would probably be instantly challenged in the courts.
The comments came as the administration hardens its already extreme line on immigration ahead of the midterm elections next week. Trump dispatched more than 5,000 active-duty military troops to the southern border on Monday as a slow-moving migrant caravan of around 3,500 Central Americans , including mothers and children, trekked towards the US border at least 1,000 miles away.
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Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone bragged about Wikileaks’ plans to release stolen emails from Democratic Party officials on conference calls during the run-up to the 2016 election, the Wall Street Journal reports.
At least twice during August 2016, the Trump adviser had conference calls where he told callers about WikiLeaks’ plans to release information that he said would affect the 2016 presidential campaign before the election, the paper reports.
The report is sourced to “people who listened to the sessions and recordings of one of the calls published online and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.”
It’s a matter that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators are looking into, “according to a witness in the probe and another person familiar with the matter.”