nearvideo acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan Denies He leaked information About ICE Raids In The press
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan spoke with Brian Kilmeade to deny rumors that he leaked to the press on the details of the planned ICE raid, and the need for Congress to amend existing laws to address the border crisis.
The trump management, called ” new leaders Thursday to top immigration agencies in the midst of a deepening crisis on the border, and the swirling speculation about the future of the Homeland Security secretary who oversees it all, after a leak has been accused of a highly sensitive operation.
Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Thursday announced that Mark Morgan, who serves as the Deputy Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, would be moved, via the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to replace the former EU-Commissioner John Sanders, who abruptly resigned from his post this week. To replace ICE Deputy Director Matthew Albence was listened to Morgan the Agency.
But the bigger questions now surround McAleenan itself.
Two senior administration officials told Fox News that high-level discussions were in progress with top administration and White house officials regarding McAleenan the future in the light of the allegations, the dispute against him — the Secretariat strongly. The official said, it is the uncertainty of how much longer is the Secretary-General could remain in his post.
A White house official declined to comment on these claims, when asked by Fox News.
DHS CHIEF MCALEENAN ACCUSED, AGAINST THE LEAKING OF THE PLANNED ICE RAIDS
McAleenan had come under fire after the officials and other sources, public and private, accusing him of dissemination of details of the planned ICE deportation raids. The report in question was published, said of the Washington Post immigration reporter Nick Miroff, the raids would take place before the dawn in the big cities.
A source familiar with the matter told Fox News that McAleenan traveled on a government plane to the border with Miroff less than 24 hours before the story was published. The source also said that if the raids were set in the planning phase, McAleenan, and Morgan ordered to withdraw, the operation-although Trump told him to go. The President, although, to keep the operation, after the leak in the midst of talks with the Congress.
A senior administration official told Fox News on Thursday that after the alleged leak, “He’s lost the confidence and trust of the workforce and the supervisor, with no way to go out with any confidence and credibility.”
The official complained about the state of morale in the Department to say: “the DHS has now in chaos and morale of the employees is miserable.”
Another senior administration official also told Fox News on Thursday that McAleenan has “completely lost its credibility, the chief of the Department.”
“I can’t the White house interested him in place much longer has to imagine, if you know that he’s against most of their immigration policy,” the official said.
McAleenan, though, has to be strictly the leak claims is denied. In an interview with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio, he said: “in Principle, I have and would not be operating to leak details of a criminal prosecution.”
Meanwhile, one of the officials told Fox News that McAleenan spent several days in Guatemala this week for a multilateral meeting with Central American allies, while other top government clarified representatives negotiated on Capitol Hill for additional funding for the agencies, as part of a large part of the legislation, it is still Congress.
The official told Fox News that “the support for a spending package for the Department merged, was discussed and voted on in his absence.” The official also said that McAleenan was “part of the process.”
Other administration officials noted that McAleenan is scheduled to host a press conference on Thursday afternoon on the supplemental spending bill. “It is interesting that he is standing alone. This is him trying to save his job, and take in a lap of honour on the supplementary invoice, the invoice when he was absent, for the last couple of days.”