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POLITICO Playbook: Politics during a border

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TOP STORY … THE BORDER … “‘Grim sight’: Migrants wait capricious destiny during stretched Border Patrol facility,” by Elana Schor in McAllen, Texas: “Sitting on government-issued immature mattresses and huddled underneath Mylar sheets, some-more than 1,100 migrants awaited an capricious destiny during a U.S. Border Patrol trickery here, where resources are stretched by a Trump administration’s new ‘zero tolerance’ process toward people entering a U.S. illegally.

“Although a trickery hasn’t nonetheless reached a ability of 1,500, Border Patrol officials conspicuous a process — that involves prosecuting everybody who crosses a limit illegally — means a core is estimate some-more justice referrals for migrants than ever before.

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“Some migrants’ paperwork is now being remotely processed by agents in other Texas cities. The family separations that branch from a Trump process supplement a new burden. On tip of overseeing a gratification of people housed there, staff during a McAllen trickery coordinate promulgation children to apprehension centers run by a Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement while their relatives conduct to court. There are usually 10 henceforth reserved agents during a facility, nonetheless officials would not contend how many agreement or other staff were on site.” https://politi.co/2HWbFdl

— BURGESS EVERETT: “GOP senators proceed sum from Trump administration about distant families”: “Two Republican senators are perfectionist minute information from a Trump administration about a subdivision of newcomer children from their relatives when seeking haven in a United States.

“GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Jeff Flake of Arizona sent a minute to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar this weekend seeking construction on either families are distant when they find haven and how mostly that occurs. The minute amounts to some of a strongest pushback a Trump administration has perceived from congressional Republicans for a policy.

“‘Secretary Nielsen recently seemed before a U.S. Senate and testified that newcomer relatives and children who benefaction themselves during U.S. ports of entrance to ask haven will not be separated. Despite Secretary Nielsen’s testimony, a array of media outlets have reported instances where relatives and children seeking haven during a pier of entrance have been separated,’ a dual senators wrote. ‘These accounts and others like them regard us.’” https://politi.co/2JY60F9The minute http://bit.ly/2JUtMp5

CLICKER – “Here are photos inside a U.S. estimate core housing newcomer kids”: Texas Tribune: http://bit.ly/2LX4XWG

WSJ: “President Donald Trump will attend a assembly of a House Republican discussion Tuesday night, and immigration is approaching to be one of a topics on a agenda, conspicuous Marc Short, a president’s legislative affairs chief, in an talk Sunday. ‘The process is impossibly difficult and it is one we need to do a improved pursuit of communicating,’ Mr. Short said, of a emanate of separating families. ‘We’ve not talked about a story of how we got to this point.’” https://on.wsj.com/2yhuIio

— NEWSFLASH: Explaining given a supervision is separating families during a limit isn’t approaching to make a process some-more popular.

WHERE THE PRESIDENT STANDS — @realDonaldTrump during 8:49 p.m.: “The Democrats should get together with their Republican counterparts and work something out on Border Security Safety. Don’t wait until after a choosing given we are going to lose!”

— CONGRESS is nowhere tighten to a bipartisan immigration deal. The final time a dual sides sat down progressing this year, talks went nowhere.

THE WHOLE IDEA that separating families during a limit is precedence seems misguided. Republicans control all of government. What inducement do Democrats have?

MELANIA SPEAKS OUT — “Melania Trump ‘hates to see’ children distant from their families during borders,” by CNN’s Kate Bennett: “In a singular matter on a process issue, initial lady Melania Trump weighed in by her mouthpiece on a immigration predicament holding place during America’s borders. ‘Mrs. Trump hates to see children distant from their families and hopes both sides of a aisle can finally come together to grasp successful immigration reform,’ her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, told CNN on Sunday. ‘She believes we need to be a republic that follows all laws, though also a republic that governs with heart.’” https://cnn.it/2LZDG6d

… AND BILL CLINTON (@BillClinton): “On this Father’s Day I’m meditative of a thousands of children distant from their relatives during a border. These children should not be a negotiating tool. And reuniting them with their families would reaffirm America’s faith in support for all relatives who adore their children.”

… AND LAURA BUSH in WaPo, “Separating children from their relatives during a limit ‘breaks my heart’”: “I live in a limit state. we conclude a need to make and strengthen a ubiquitous boundaries, though this zero-tolerance process is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart. Our supervision should not be in a business of warehousing children in converted box stores or creation skeleton to place them in tent cities in a dried outward of El Paso.

“These images are eerily suggestive of a Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now deliberate to have been one of a many ashamed episodes in U.S. history. … We honour ourselves on desiring that people should be seen for a calm of their character, not a tone of their skin. …

“Recently, Colleen Kraft, who heads a American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a preserve run by a U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. She reported that while there were beds, toys, crayons, a stadium and diaper changes, a people operative during a preserve had been educated not to collect adult or reason a children to comfort them. Imagine not being means to collect adult a child who is not nonetheless out of diapers.” https://wapo.st/2lhx73k

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DHS SECRETARY KIRSTJEN NIELSEN DEFENDS THE POLICY (@SecNielsen): “This misreporting by Members, press advocacy groups contingency stop. It is insane and unproductive. As we have conspicuous many times before, if we are seeking haven for your family, there is no reason to mangle a law and illegally cranky between ports of entry. … We do not have a process of separating families during a border. Period.”

— WAPO’S JOSH DAWSEY (@jdawsey1) replies: “??? People in your White House described to me and others Friday as precedence in negotiations and a deterrent.”

— MSNBC’S JACOB SOBOROFF (@jacobsoboroff) on a belligerent in McAllen: “Shockingly there are situations where a primogenitor competence be taken to justice to be charged, a subdivision occurs, usually to lapse a same day condemned to ‘time served’ — though their child has already been taken to another facility. At that indicate nobody knows when they’d be reunited. …

“In terms of a facilities, migrants are incarcerated behind vast steel sequence integrate cells. Mats on a floor. Mylar china blankets everywhere. Temperature is 72 degrees. … There were usually 4 engaged amicable workers to understanding with distant kids others who need it in a estimate center.” http://bit.ly/2yjWICe

— “At slightest 5 die when SUV crashes after being chased by Border Patrol, afterwards deputy, Texas policeman says,” by CNN’s AnneClaire Stapleton and Darran Simon: https://cnn.it/2t6H0oR

Good Monday morning. INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE — NANCY COOK, “Slow-moving White House communications shakeup sinks morale”: “President Donald Trump has always been happy to act as his possess arch spokesman, and amid a ongoing shakeup of a White House communications office, staffers seem increasingly happy to let him. … Inside a dual areas of a White House where reporters can openly roam, roughly no one was accessible to criticism as Trump’s former debate manager Paul Manafort was systematic into jail control while available conference on rascal charges, or as House Republicans scrambled to reason together an immigration understanding on a Hill.

“At one point, dual immature staffers huddled in a bureau of absent emissary press secretary Lindsay Walters, with one styling a other’s hair. An hour later, a brunette examined her full conduct of curls in a counterpart as she stood nearby dual rows of mostly dull White House desks. … One of a few to have benefited from a restructuring is Julia Hahn, a protégé of former White House strategist Steve Bannon. Hahn has temporarily taken over a communications portfolio of recently over help Kelly Sadler and now sends out articulate points and messages to White House allies.” https://politi.co/2K1WvrZ

— CHRIS CADELAGO: “Trump’s outward advisers see tiny upside in fasten White House as staff” https://politi.co/2HXjq2k

JARED WATCH — ANNIE KARNI, “Where Jared’s difference came from”: “Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer is mostly referred to as ‘Bibi’s brain,’ for his tighten attribute with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But according to a new book, he competence infrequently play a purpose of ‘Jared’s brain,’ too.

“During a 2016 presidential campaign, Jared Kushner was widely credited for a calm and surprising impression — a rare-at-the-time teleprompter impulse — of his father-in-law’s debate in front of a tough Jewish lobbying organisation AIPAC. But author Emily Jane Fox, whose book ‘Born Trump’ is set for recover Tuesday, writes that it was Dermer who radically commanded a debate for Kushner, who afterwards installed it into a teleprompter for Trump.

“On a call with Kushner forward of a speech, Fox writes, Dermer ‘talked for a plain hour about a U.N., about Iran, about tough lines and denunciation that was really critical to a Israelis, and about many people who would be in a assembly that day.’

“For Kushner, who was scrambling to put together a Middle East policy bulletin for his father-in-law, Fox writes, Dermer’s harangue was like ‘getting your hands on a answer pivotal a night before a final exam.’ The day after his examination with Dermer, Fox writes, Kushner sent a duplicate of a debate over to Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson for review. Adelson soon forwarded it behind to Dermer.

“‘The content Dermer review was like a transcript of what he had told Jared in their phone call, right down to a jokes,’ Fox writes. ‘It was fundamentally indiscriminate theft.’ Dermer conspicuous he briefed Kushner, as he did tip officials on many campaigns, though denied that a son-in-law took dictation. ‘The idea that we commanded Trump’s AIPAC debate to Jared Kushner is ridiculous,’ Dermer conspicuous in a matter to POLITICO.” https://politi.co/2ymPxZY$19.58 on Amazon https://amzn.to/2J7z90w

— ANOTHER INTERESTING NUGGET: “Part of how Charles Kushner maintains control over his children and grandchildren, Fox writes, is by immersion them with his wealth. Jared Kushner’s relatives have purchased multimillion-dollar apartments in Manhattan for any of their grandchildren, she writes. For now, a apartments lay in a trust called ‘Kinderlach,’ a Yiddish word for ‘children.’ Fox writes that Ivanka Trump also refers to Seryl and Charles as ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ — a fact that is doubtful to go neglected by or to greatfully her tangible father.”

2018 WATCH — DAVID SIDERS in OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN: “Shell-shocked Democrats regroup in Wisconsin” https://politi.co/2JXLkR7

POLITICO MAGAZINE’S MICHAEL GRUNWALD: “Generation Pickleball: Welcome to Florida’s Political Tomorrowland: Republicans’ domestic destiny looks a lot like this vibrant, fast-growing, Trump-friendly retirement village outward of Orlando.” https://politi.co/2yk9pNf

SEXUAL HARASSMENT FILES — “Political Fundraisers Face Harassment From An Endless Stream Of Men With Money: And immature women in a attention are generally approaching to only giggle it off,” by HuffPost’s Molly Redden: “In a contention dominated by immature women, in that insinuate meetings are a normal and absolute group proceed a tidal call of cash, fast widespread passionate nuisance has prolonged been seen as only a cost of doing business. The options for recourse, many fundraisers told HuffPost, are limited.

“Fundraisers don’t share a common employer with a donors, and rebuking a champion in chairman risks losing entrance and money. About half of fundraisers in all fields reported experiencing passionate harassment, mostly during a hands of donors, according to a Mar consult of some-more than 1,000 veteran fundraisers, and 1 out of 5 people who responded to a consult described nuisance in a attention as ‘rampant.’

“In politics, where fundraising is mostly total with a vigour cooker conditions of choosing campaigns, a problem can be even some-more pronounced. … During a 2016 election, there were some-more than 45,000 donors who gave some-more than $10,000 to candidates, domestic movement committees and domestic parties and some-more than 3,000 donors whose giving surfaced $100,000. Seventy percent of those inexhaustible donors were men, according to OpenSecrets.” http://bit.ly/2ldpVFA

THE INVESTIGATIONS — “FBI representative private from Russia examine for anti-Trump texts says he’s peaceful to attest before Congress,” by WaPo’s Matt Zapotosky: “Peter Strzok, who was singled out in a new Justice Department examiner ubiquitous news for a politically charged messages, would be peaceful to attest though immunity, and he would not plead his Fifth Amendment rights in response to any question, his attorney, Aitan Goelman, conspicuous in an talk Sunday. Strzok has turn a special aim of President Trump, who has used a texts to doubt a Russia investigation. Goelman conspicuous Strzok ‘wants a possibility to transparent his name and tell his story.’

“‘He thinks that his position, impression and actions have all been skewed and caricatured, and he wants an eventuality to pill that,’ a counsel said. If Strzok were to attest publicly, a conference could be explosive, maybe exposing new sum about investigators’ meditative on some of a FBI’s many high-profile probes.” https://wapo.st/2t3eUuy

— ‘I JUST DIDN’T REMEMBER’ — “Roger Stone ‘not concerned’ he unsuccessful to tell Congress about 2016 Russia contact,” by ABC News’ Ali Dukakis and Tara Palmeri: “Roger Stone says he is not endangered that he neglected to tell to congressional investigators about a assembly he hold with a Russian inhabitant charity mud on Hillary Clinton, notwithstanding being asked about unfamiliar contacts, a longtime crony of President Donald Trump told ABC News. Stone conspicuous Sunday he forgot, and his counsel has given sent a minute to rectify his testimony. ‘I only didn’t remember. 2016 was a flattering bustling year,’ Stone said. ‘I don’t consider a disaster of memory constitutes a perjury.’” https://abcn.ws/2M2hIPZ

TRUMP’S MONDAY — The boss is assembly with a National Space Council in a morning. He will also attend in a check signing rite for anti-gang legislation called a “Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018.” Trump will also accommodate with Republican Sens. Richard Shelby (Ala.) and Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.).

— TRUMP’S WEEK: Tuesday: The boss will residence a National Federation of Independent Businesses’ 75th anniversary celebration, and he will horde a aristocrat and black of Spain during a White House. He will also pointer a 10 millionth patent. Wednesday: The boss goes to Duluth, Minnesota. Thursday: The boss will horde a cupboard assembly and afterwards he will accommodate with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The congressional cruise is Thursday night during a White House.

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SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST’S SARAH ZHENG: “Beijing looks for clues on U.S.-Taiwan ties as Washington set to name new ‘ambassador’ to Taipei” https://politi.co/2t5PQU2

FOR YOUR RADAR — “Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on a Offensive, Increasing a Risk of Conflict,” by NYT’s David E. Sanger: “The Pentagon has sensitively empowered a United States Cyber Command to take a distant some-more assertive proceed to fortifying a republic opposite cyberattacks, a change in plan that could boost a risk of dispute with a unfamiliar states that unite antagonistic hacking groups. … [I]n a spring, as a Pentagon towering a command’s status, it non-stop a doorway to scarcely daily raids on unfamiliar networks, seeking to invalidate cyberweapons before they can be unleashed, according to plan papers and troops and comprehension officials.” https://nyti.ms/2tfNGAl

GOP POLICY BITES THE DUST — “Republicans give adult on Medicare overhaul,” by Adam Cancryn and Sarah Ferris: “Republicans on Capitol Hill are giving adult on what competence be their final best possibility to renovate Medicare, only as they’re losing their heading champion on a issue, House Speaker Paul Ryan. The still obey on a theme that’s energized GOP mercantile hawks for a improved partial of a decade comes as new projections uncover Medicare’s trust account in a misfortune figure given a recession, partly given of Republicans’ other arch obsession: their unconditional taxation cuts.

“That’s left conservatives uncertain how to agitate for a politically unpopular Medicare renovate — one that President Donald Trump detests — and raises new questions about who will take adult a desert remodel layer as Ryan heads for a exits.” https://politi.co/2MAIkbV

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SCOOP — “Secret VA nursing home ratings censor bad peculiarity caring from a public,” by Donovan Slack and Andrea Estes on a cover of USA Today and The Boston Globe: “The group has tracked minute peculiarity statistics on a nursing homes for years though has kept them from open view, depriving veterans of potentially essential health caring information.

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WEEKEND WEDDING — Raffi Williams, emissary partner secretary for open affairs during a Department of Housing and Urban Development, on Saturday married Morgan Chalfant, a inhabitant confidence contributor for The Hill and alum of a Washington Free Beacon. The integrate marry in Morgan’s hometown of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. They met while she was stating on a story, and he was operative during a RNC. Instapics http://bit.ly/2yizuMOPics http://bit.ly/2LWh46vhttp://bit.ly/2leJFZp

SPOTTED: Raffi’s relatives Juan and Delise Williams, Armstrong Williams, Tony Williams, Rob Lockwood, Orlando Watson, Fred Brown and Rebecca Schieber, Natalie Johnson, Leks Gerlak, Francisco Garcia, and James Hewitt.

WELCOME TO THE WORLD — Erik Smith, founder of Blue Engine Message Media and co-founder of Bully Pulpit Interactive and Analytics Media Group, and Edith Gregson, partner during J D Ireland Interior Design and Architecture, acquire daughter Crawford Gray Smith (“Ford”) who was innate on Thursday during 11:10 p.m. during 7 lbs 14 oz. Pic http://bit.ly/2t5vRF1

BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: John McCarthy, COS for Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Penn.). How he got his start in politics: “When we was 16, we sat during home and done phone calls for Hillary’s candidacy in 2008. My initial critical impasse was when we was 18, we wanted to get concerned so we ran (and won!) to be chair of my internal Democratic Party. From there we got good firsthand knowledge on a mechanics of campaigns and party-building.” Read his Playbook Plus QA: https://politi.co/2JTizl7

BIRTHWEEK (was Thursday): NPR’s Tom Gjelten incited 7-0. He’s celebrating by starting a 3,600 mile cross-country bike float from a Oregon seashore to Massachusetts (http://bit.ly/2tcQsWU).

BIRTHDAYS: WaPo’s Fred Barbash … Charlie Herman … Joanne Lipman … Niall Stanage, WH columnist during The Hill … David Wood … Kate Knudson … Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) is 67 … Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) is 69 … Dina Powell … Nick Johnston, editor during Axios, is 41 … Millie Harmon Meyers (h/ts Ben Chang) … Megan Mitchell … Bipartisan Senate alumni birthday: former Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa.) is 81 and former Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) is 68 … David Drucker, comparison domestic match during Washington Examiner, is 47 … John Whitman … Geri M. Joseph is 95 … Kenneth Lipper is 76 … Blair Effron is 56 … Ajashu Thomas, comms executive for Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) … Politico’s Claire Okrongly and Shannon Rafferty … Clare Bresnahan (h/t Jill Bader) … Politico Europe’s Blanca Renedo is 3-0 … CNN’s DJ Judd is 28 (h/t Betsy Klein) …Kevin Landrigan … Bob Scutari …

… Will Kinzel, managing executive of gov’t affairs during Delta … Jennifer Carignan … LifeZette alum Jim Stinson (h/t Jon Conradi) … BuzzFeed’s Mary Ann Georgantopoulos … Bert Gomez, comparison corporate and GR executive during Becker Poliakoff … Tom Readmond … Michael Van Der Galien … Jeremy Bronson … Meryl Governski, an associate during Boies, Schiller Flexner LLP … Craig Reed … Shubha Kamala Prasad (h/t Erum Haider) … Zach Wilkes … Bryan Anderson … Narric Rome, VP of supervision affairs during Americans for a Arts … Heather Finch … Jason Kello … Daniel Epstein is 34 … Levi Drake … Max Stahl is 31 … Lisa Barron … Ron Rosenblith (h/t Jon Haber) … Chris Allen, HFA and GSG alum … Dick Mark … Debbie Shore … AJ Goodman (h/ts Teresa Vilmain)

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