The dreaded caravan of migrants traveling through Mexico to the United States has arrived early. Hundreds of migrants climbed, burrowed, and threw each other beyond the border wall. No troops were present, but Border Patrol arrived and the group of people scurried back across the other side of the fence, reminiscent of a game of capture the flag.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, effectively firing him. "At your request I am submitting my resignation," Sessions wrote in a letter to White House chief of staff John Kelly.
Matthew Whitaker will take over as acting attorney general, the President said.
In the run-up to the U.S. midterm elections, we speak with world-renowned linguist, dissident and author Noam Chomsky. "What are the domestic policies of the Trump administration?" Chomsky says. "Very straightforward: lavish gifts on the rich, powerful corporate sector and try to undermine and destroy anything that might be of benefit to the general population." read more
Acosta asked him directly if he has evidence of terrorists in the caravan, as opposed to just citing statistics. Trump jumped in to say he's spoken with the border patrol and they've intercepted "many people from the Middle East" and even ISIS at the border. Acosta again asked, "Are they in the caravan?" "They could very well be," the President responded. "But there's no proof," Acosta noted. "There's no proof of anything. There's no proof of anything. But they could very well be," Trump said.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said Tuesday he will work with the administration "over the coming weeks" to develop President Donald Trump's call for a new middle-class tax cut. read more