As the debate over US immigration policy continues to heat up, President Donald J. Trump announced that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen “will be leaving her position” after 16 months in the job.
At the same time, Trump also announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will replace Nielsen as acting secretary, tweeting: “I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!”
Nielsen tweeted on Sunday, April 7, that she had submitted her resignation and added: “Its been an honor of a lifetime to serve with the brave men and women of @DHSgov.
I could not be prouder of and more humbled by their service, dedication, and commitment to keep our country safe from all threats and hazards.”
She included an image of a resignation letter to Trump in which she wrote, “Despite our progress in reforming homeland security for a new age, I have determined that it is the right time for me to step aside.”
In a later tweet, Nielsen addressed “the brave and dedicated men and women of @DHSgov,” saying she was “eternally grateful and proud of what you do each and everyday [sic] to protect our homeland”.
“Our missions as a Department are vast and have never been more vital,” Nielsen continued in praise of those in her department. “You are in the arena- keep up the good fight. Thank you for your sacrifices and those of your families. God bless you and God bless our great country.”
Nielsen Resigns After Meeting With POTUS
According to Fox News, Nielsen met with Trump at the White House on Sunday amid an ongoing influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border that has been taxing America’s immigration system and sparking frustration within the administration.
The Associated Press, citing two sources, reported that Nielsen had been frustrated with the difficulty of getting other departments to help her deal with the growing number of families crossing the southwestern border.
Administration sources told Fox News that Nielsen’s background in cybersecurity made her a poor fit to handle border issues, while McAleenan best fits Trump’s requirement of being the “toughest cop” on the frontier.
Prior to the meeting with Trump, and her eventual resignation, Nielsen visited El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday, marking her first stop on a border tour aimed at assessing the surge of migrants and the department’s response.
“Our system and facilities were never structured to withstand the current influx of immigrants,” she said.
On Friday, Nielsen and Trump participated in a roundtable discussion with border officers and local law enforcement.
There she echoed Trump’s comments on the situation at the border, though she ducked out of the room without explanation for some time while Trump spoke. As they toured a section of newly rebuilt barriers, Nielsen was at Trump’s side, introducing him to local officials.
Trump nominated Nielsen to replace John Kelly as Director of Homeland Security in October of 2017 when Kelly was tapped for White House Chief of Staff. However, even then, there were those in the Trump administration who did not think she was the right fit for the job.
Some viewed her as “resistant” to some of the harshest immigration measures supported by the president and his aides, particularly senior adviser Stephen Miller, both around the border and on other matters like protected status for some refugees.
A senior administration official told Fox News that National Security Adviser John Bolton long felt that Nielsen was not the right person for the job and that he “opposed her policy of using United Nations organizations to try to stem the flow of illegal migrants.”
On a recent day, the American people were informed that President Trump would not be charged with criminal collusion or obstruction of justice – so sayeth Special Counsel Robert Mueller – and the commanders in Syria announced that the Califate (real estate) portion of ISIS operations has fallen – a “yuge” military and psychological victory in the war on terrorism.
It now appears that Trump is being proven correct regarding the flow of migrants into our country across the southern border. It IS a crisis – both humanitarian and security-wise.
The prolonged rose-colored fairy-tale narrative of Democrats, the compliant press corps and the radical left is proving to be yet another false sham – political snake oil. There is a rising tide of migrants arriving at our border – overwhelming our physical and human resources. It is not unreasonable to call it an “invasion” in the more colloquial use of the word.
While the anti-Trump press bickers over the use of the words “invasion” and “crisis,” migrants in record numbers are flowing over the border – by the tens of thousands. They are overwhelming the border agents’ ability to vet, house, clothe and feed them – not to mention the needed medical services.
The Democrat hollow claims about supporting border security are now being seen by we the people as the political lies they are — just as the lies about collusion and a Trump’s “failed” Middle East policy have been crushed under the weight of current events. Not only has Trump been correct about the crisis, but the facts have become too persistent and too overwhelming for even the left-wing media and Democrat leaders to sweep them under the national carpet.
Jeh Johnson, former head of Homeland Security under President Obama, recalled on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” how, when he got his morning report, it would be a good day if only a few hundred migrants crossed the border – and a bad day if more than 1000 were taken in. He said he could not imagine how they can now handle the current rate of 4000 per day. He said it was “definitely a crisis” – which, judging from the expression on the face of the perma-mourning morning show co-host, Mika Brzezinski, it was not the declaration she wanted or expected.
The former head of border security under Obama, Mike Morgan, has been calling the situation on the border a crisis for months – with a lot of statistics to prove it. It comes as no surprise that virtually all his previous appearances were limited to FOX News.
Ignoring the words of the former head of border security is an egregious dereliction of MSNBC’s journalistic duty. But then, they have proven themselves over-and-over not to be journalists.
The media wall around the false narrative — that there is no crisis at the border — began to crumble at CNN, which recently used the word “crisis” and produced the statistics that prove it. They joined FOX in airing clips of current border security chief Kevin McAleenan.
He said that the capacity of their facilities and resources maxes out at 4000. The crisis number is 6000, and the current number of those on the ground is 13,000 – and the number of migrants in the Mexico “pipeline” is increasing.
Examining the situation at key points shows that migrants entering in the Yuma, Arizona region is running at 149 percent of capacity. At Edinburg and McAllen, Texas it is running at 179 percent and 358 percent over capacity respectively. In El Paso, Texas – the place where Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke proposed tearing down the barriers – the capacity overage is 383 percent.
This means that catch and release – which had minimal vetting — is now catch and release with no vetting. Any claim of hardship and you are on your way into America. According to officials, more than 650,000 migrants will enter the United States this year AND disappear from the radar – adding significantly to the more than 25 million illegal aliens currently residing in America. No, follow up vetting.
No appearances before immigration judges. They will never be heard from again – except those who wind up committing heinous and deadly crimes against American citizens. And based on the past, we know there will be some of that.
Whenever one points to the growing crisis on our southern border there needs to be a disclaimer against the left’s spurious and specious kneejerk accusations of xenophobia and racism. So here it is.
Most Americans, including this writer, believe in immigration. We believe that it has and does strengthen America. In these days of very low unemployment, we need more workers to be able to grow the economy. We do not care if the immigrants are black, Hispanic, Asian or any other so-called minority as long as they are eager to become Americans – to assimilate into the
American culture – and to make a positive contribution to the greater society as have so many other ethnic groups. There is a difference between being IN America and BEING and American.
To achieve all that, however, it is critical that they come to America legally and vetted. That they meet the requirements of our visa laws or the requirements of asylum laws. Not merely to cross the border in violation of our laws and then to remain as so-called undocumented citizens. There is no such category of citizenship.
That is where Republicans and Democrats seem to differ – whether we are a nation of laws and ascribe to the rule-of-law in all matters, including immigration or whether we are a collection of competing and conflicting tribes with no border restrictions.
Yes, America has a crisis at the border – and have had one for decades because the political establishments inability and unwillingness to enact and enforce simple and common sense laws and regulations that are today opposed largely by the radical Democrats in Congress.
So, there ‘tis.
April may bring with it spring flowers in bloom, but there is something else that continues to pop up like weeds – 2020 Democratic Candidates!
Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio just announced that he is throwing his name into the already crowded 2020 field of Democratic candidates that, with Ryan, now boasts over a dozen – and still growing.
Ryan made his announcement on the web just before appearing on ABC’s daytime talk show “The View” to discuss his candidacy. Ryan says he plans to hold an official campaign kickoff rally with local union leaders in Youngstown, Ohio, on the 6th, which his campaign says is “a celebration of his longstanding ties with the working-class community and an indication of the kind of labor-friendly campaign he plans to wage.”
When asked by NBC News what sets him apart from other Democrats running for president, Ryan pointed to his ideas to rehabilitate the economy, adding that thinks he can win the Rust Belt states that President Donald Trump flipped in 2016.
“I believe in the free enterprise system,” Ryan added. “I think we’re not going to solve these national problems without them, but I also believe that we need to reform government and get the government working because I think government can be instrumental.”
In a statement that bemoaned the impact of globalization and technology on the working class, Ryan, a political centrist, said he was committed to uniting the country and invigorating the economy “with a renewed respect for the dignity of work.”
Ryan Says He Is Running to “Restore Dignity”
“I’m running for president because we have a real shot at uniting again — to restore the dignity of work and the feasibility of the American Dream,” he said in a statement to the press. “We have a chance to once again unite this country under our core principles and ideals.”
“We can restore the dignity of a secure retirement and respect for those who shower after work,” his statement continued. “We can lift our children to reach higher, to seek academic and vocational excellence. We can climb out of our vicious cycle of insidious debt and reach higher, competing together in a global market — not against one another here at home.”
Ryan, 45, was first elected to Congress in 2002 and has been a long-term fixture in the House Appropriations Committee. As a lawmaker from Ohio’s automobile manufacturer region, Ryan has free trade and taking on China a central theme of his congressional career.
The Ohio lawmaker was widely seen as one of the instrumental people in delivering House Democrats their congressional majority in 2018, actively campaigning and fundraising for competitive seats throughout the Midwest and beyond that ended in wins for his party. Ryan is probably best known as the member of the House who led the unsuccessful revolt against Nancy Pelosi in 2016.
The White House has not released any reaction to Ryan’s announcement yet, however, many think of all of those in the crowded democratic field, he has the best shot of flipping the “rust belt” back blue, so President Trump ought to keep his eye on Ryan.
Ryan joining the race makes him the 17th major candidate seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
Let us be very clear. The Mueller Report is NOT a public document. It is a confidential report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller to his bosses at the Department of Justice. Yes, Mueller works for the Attorney General. His obligation is to provide the report to his superiors at the DOJ and they are to decide what to do with it.
Democrats fudge the facts when they note that the prosecutor in the President Nixon case gave the report directly to Congress. They fail to explain – for obvious reasons – that prosecutor Leon Jaworski was an INDEPENDENT prosecutor. He did not work for or report to the Attorney General.
It is within the legal authority of Attorney General William Barr to do as he pleases with the Report. He can make it public with legally and policy-required redactions – which is what he is doing. However, he could keep the entire Report private and provide a summary – more than his initial letter dealing with the two major findings. Or … he can do and provide nothing.
Of course, there is the question of political pressure, which is more important than any erroneously claimed legal right. It is reason enough to issue at least a redacted version. Good politics and legal requirements are entirely different things.
Barr, in conjunction with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the folks in the Office of Legal Counsel, determined that there was no obstruction of justice. Trump is accurate when he says that there was no criminal collusion AND no obstruction of justice. He has been cleared on both allegations – although he is not accurate in saying that both were the conclusion of the Report, itself. One was the Mueller conclusion and the other the conclusion of those at the DOJ who reviewed the full document.
Democrats and their media pals make much of what they say is the “peoples’ right to know.” Most certainly there is a bit of natural curiosity, but sorry Charlie, there is no RIGHT for the people to have access – and that includes the members of Congress. It merely is politically prudent for Barr to release what he can.
Interestingly, while the Democrats and the anti-Trump media claim to be representing the wishes of the people, polling suggests that the people have a lot less interest in “the Russian thing” than the Democrats and the anti-Trump media. Most certainly, if you ask the public if they think the report should be made public, you will get a predictable positive response. But, in polls where the public was to list or name the issues of greatest importance to them, “the Russian thing” does not even register. It is a bit like asking people to choose between Pepsi or Coke when, in fact, they do not like colas.
You will get an answer that means nothing.
In advance of the issuance of the Report, the Democrats are queuing up their best redaction traps. They are demanding that the ENTIRE Report be release even though they know that would be illegal and unwise. They are already baiting their redaction traps with baseless claims that the redactions will be politically motivated to protect the President.
That is not only political nonsense, but it would be impossible since Mueller and others could reveal redactions that were not required by law. And you can bet that Mueller, Barr, and others involved in the release of the Report will be hauled before the Democrat-run House committees that are investigating everything — from what Mueller has already investigated to Trump’s tipping habits.
Recognizing that their two-year false narrative of criminal conspiracy and obstruction of justice has been revealed as a political fraud on the public, they are lowering the bar for impeachment. Maybe – just maybe – the Mueller Report will contain information what Trump did was not illegal, but unwise. With a bar that low, there is hardly a President who could have avoided an impeachment hearing.
Didn’t President Obama lie during the campaign when he said he opposed gay marriage? Didn’t he lie about keeping your doctors and the costs of coverage in order to pass the Affordable Care Act? Didn’t his Justice Department lie about the “fast and furious” program that gave guns to drug cartellians – and resulted in the death of scores of Mexicans and one American border agent?
There will be enormous Democrat caterwauling when the Report comes out. Trump is right about that. They will cry “foul” because the Grand Jury testimony will be redacted. If it appears that derogatory information about unindicted persons is redacted – as is the policy of the DOJ – they will scream coverup.
The Democrats have promised to issue subpoenas like grocery store coupons. This means prolong court cases and political dysfunction for the next two years – and beyond. None of this is about “getting to the bottom of it,” but instead about gaining a political advantage as we head into the 2020 election. But will it work?
What we the people can count on is that the Report will be released soon. It will be heavily redacted. And for months and months afterward, we will be plagued by a politically motivated raging controversy. But it is not without a certain ironic benefit to Trump and the Republicans.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — and the rational fringe of the Democratic Party – understand that they have to put an agenda of positive issues before the public and not get burdened down by the ongoing pissing contest between the Trump administration and rabid radical Democrats. But as long as folks in Congress — like Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio Cortes, Rashida Tlaib, etc., etc., etc. — continue to call for wide-ranging investigations over settled issues and scream for impeachment where no crimes exist, they will dominate the news coverage.
As emperors declared in ancient Rome to commence the bloody battles of gladiators, “Let the games begin.”
So, there ‘tis.
Since the end of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and the conclusions drawn by Attorney General William Barr, Democrats are having what amounts to a “public temper tantrum.” So says Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio.
Rubio made that comment speaking to FOX Business’ Trish Regan. He said that the Democratic Party continues to find ways to discredit the president of the United States over their displeasure of the outcome to the Robert Mueller report.
“So now [Democrats] are kind of having a public temper tantrum,” he said to Regan. “In essence, we don’t like what the investigation found so turn over everything that you did to us so we can comb through and pull out any little nugget that we can amplify and turn and twist.”
Mueller concluded his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In a four-page letter summarizing the Mueller report, Attorney General William Barr wrote that the special counsel did not find evidence of collusion by Trump’s campaign.
President Trump Agrees With Rubio on Mueller Report
Rubio said the Democrats and members of the media are damaging the country by implying that Trump was involved in treason and coordinating an election with a foreign power.
“There’s plenty of other things you can disagree with [Trump] on, but instead, [Democrats] were cheering for there to be treason, which would have been terrible news for the country.”
Indeed the Senator from Florida, whom Trump once referred to as “Little Marco,” does not always agree with the president. However, on this he and Trump are on the same page.
President Trump reaffirmed Rubio’s sentiments, telling reporters that the Democrats will never be satisfied with the conclusion of the Mueller investigation.
“Anything we give them will never be enough,” Trump said during an Oval Office photo op with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “We could give them, it’s a 400 [page] report right, we can give them 800 pages and it wouldn’t be enough.”
Sending migrants to sanctuary cities makes me laugh at progressive hypocrisy
This idea of having migrants placed in sanctuary cities has put the left-wing media into another frenzy. The plan is crazy … heartless … obnoxious … and even illegal – so they say.
Personally, I am a very pro-immigration conservative – which means legal immigration with proper vetting. I believe we should have an immigration policy of strict enforcement of our laws. I also believe that most of those seeking asylum would be an asset to our nation. I am not a racist in any way. So, I do not care that those seeking to be in the United States are Hispanics, Asians, Africans or even white Europeans. I have to put forth my personal beliefs because my reaction to the suggestion to locate many of the illegal border crossers in sanctuary cities will subject me to ignorant left-wing name-calling.
I do not think it is a terrible idea for a number of reasons. We have to keep in mind that these hundreds of thousands – maybe millions – of migrants have to be settled someplace in America – unless the Democrats have decided suddenly to support stopping them at the border.
First and foremost, the leaders of those cities have been the most welcoming. They have said as much. They have put out the welcome mat. They have organized churches and civic groups to assist the migrants in their resettlement in America. They have made their cities sanctuaries. Why the sudden opposition?
Also, sanctuary cities tend to have higher percentages of Hispanic and Asian populations – which compose the majority of the migrants. The new arrivals will be among people of similar cultural backgrounds and with a common language, for the most part. These communities are better able to assimilate the foreign population. In fact, because of the sanctuary city policies – which I oppose – many illegal aliens have already gravitated to those cities for obvious reasons.
But all those open border Democrats and media folks suddenly abhor the notion of welcoming the migrants among them. What happened to the welcome mat?
Suddenly, the idea of having the migrants in their community is offensive. They have responded to the idea in the harshest words. The left-wing news is filled with people calling the idea vindictive. That suggests that they feel punished by the idea. And that suggests that the Democrats and media find the migrants to be undesirable – a problem. Are those mayors going to replace the sanctuary city signs with “no foreigners allowed?”s
To me, it looks like their desire to resist and condemn ANYTHING proposed by President Trump created a kneejerk reaction that was not fully thought through. What the Democrats, the media and all the others in the #NeverTrump Resistance Movement seem to be saying is … we want no restriction on people crossing America’s border, but, for God’s sake, don’t make us live with them and provide for them.
Whether this becomes policy or not – and it is not likely to be – Trump has scored a victory by exposing the phoniness of left. My first reaction to the idea was mocking laughter – and I am still laughing at the all those folks on the left who do not seem to know that Trump has pulled down their political pants.
So, there ‘tis.
Democrats keep reminding us that the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller was not only about the question of collusion by President Trump and his campaign with Russia.
There is the more legitimate issue of Russian interference in the 2016 election. They seem to think – or at least try to make us believe – that Trump and the Republicans do not care about that issue of Russian interference.
They peddle this bogus narrative through the overly friendly news media despite the MANY times Republicans – and even Trump – has made a distinction between the probe into broad range of Russian activities and the bogus collusion issue.
Though he has not made the point often enough or strong enough, Trump has stated, on occasion, that his “witch hunt” characterization only applied to the collusion portion of the investigation.
Now that it is over, despite the desperate efforts of Democrats to keep that dead horse in the race, we can more rationally focus on the issue of Russian meddling in America’s internal affairs.
It is important to preface that conversation with the fact that whatever the Russians did, they did NOT change any votes cast in the election and their social media mischief did not change the outcome of the election.
Largely obscured by the flak of their subsequent specious claims, that was the post-election consensus – affirmatively stated by President Obama and others.
We have to remember that while much of the Russian trolling was against Putin’s nemesis, Hillary Clinton, some of the output was directed against Trump – and some was merely to sow the seeds of public hostility and division, especially involving race relations.
It is also important to understand that Russian interference in America’s domestic and foreign affairs is not new. It has been the mainstay of Moscow’s international activities since the days of Stalin – with a brief period of glasnost and perestroika between the disintegration of the old
Soviet Union and the rise of Vladimir Putin.
Russian interference is not limited to our elections. It is an ongoing activity. They have attempted to hack into our energy grid, our military operations, and our banking systems. And they are not alone.
China has employed hacking to steal corporate secrets and proprietary information. Iran, North Korea, and just about every American adversary are engaging in cyber warfare against the United States. Organized terrorist groups are doing likewise.
And then there are all those freelance hackers operating around the world based on their own personal disdain for America. There are a lot of what Trump described as “fat guys on a couch with a computer.”
The only crime that Mueller uncovered dealing with Russian interference in the election was the criminal use of social media — and that resulted in the indictment of 13 Russian nationals – including oligarchs close to Putin – and three Russian companies. That was to the point and a good thing.
In terms of Trump campaign collusion or collusion by other individuals, no one … repeat, no one … was indicted on the central charge. They were mostly indicted for personal financial and regulatory crimes that had nothing to do with Trump campaign or on what is known as “process crimes” – lying to investigators even though they, themselves, were never found to be criminally colluding with Russians on behalf of the campaign.
It was that rather creative prosecution of not cooperating with an investigation that found no underlying crime. Polls have indicated that most Americans do not embrace that kind of prosecution.
Much is made of the number of people who had meetings with Russians for various reasons – some of whom lied about the meetings or the subject matter.
In examining each of those meetings individually, it become clear that they were never connected to a grand conspiracy – or even the campaign, in many cases. The Senator Jeff Sessions had a meeting with the Russian ambassador in his office that had nothing to do with the campaign.
He also had a brief encounter with the same ambassador at the Republican National Convention. Michael Flynn spoke with Russians in his capacity as incoming National Security Advisor.
He never lied about the meeting but only the content because he proposed possible policy changes that were not authorized by President-elect Trump. He lied to the Vice President about it.
George Papadopoulos never even met with a Russian operative. There was no secret about the Trump Tower meeting, although they tried to peddle a cover story. Most of the meetings were the normal course of business in Washington – and that seems to be borne out by the Mueller conclusions.
Virtually everyone concedes that Russian meddling in recent years has been among their most successful – even beyond Putin’s wildest dreams. They were not responsible for electing a President despite the Democrat’s self-serving claims. They did create political chaos, however – and are still doing so.
Their greatest success may be in promoting the #NeverTrump Resistance Movement – with Democrats and the media as their unwitting allies – their useful idiots, to be more precise.
The unprecedented attacks on the President as being a foreign asset and mentally ill – now discredited – played a major role in exacerbating public discord and undermining public confidence.
It has been our own American media that spread slander about Trump to the peoples of the world – undermining our foreign policies – and then publicizing the negative reactions they promulgated.
The investigation of Russian intelligence operations directed at the United States – and the countermeasures to combat it – are ongoing. Those investigations and actions are a permanent part of our own intelligence operations. Spy versus spy is standard operating procedure among the nations of the world. Propaganda is the primary tool.
Truth be known, we all meddle in the internal affairs of other nations. Obama folks went to Israel to try to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Republican operatives traveled to Great Britain to support Conservative Party candidates. We have both defensive and offensive operations dealing with foreign nations – friendly and hostile — on a 24/7 basis.
While Democrats are obsessed with Russia, our intelligence operations are focusing on the big picture. We will never stop our enemies from trying to undermine us by meddling in our affairs.
We just have to be better at the game – and we have to stop helping them.
So, there ‘tis.
Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher accused of war crimes will be transferred to a “less restrictive” prison until his trial, President Trump said recently. “In honor of his past service to our Country, Navy Seal #EddieGallagher will soon be moved to less restrictive confinement while he awaits his day in court,” Trump tweeted. “Process should move quickly!”
According to reporting by the New York Post, Gallagher has been held in the Navy’s high-security brig in San Diego since September on an array of charges, including stabbing a wounded prisoner of war to death and shooting at civilians unprovoked, while on one of his eight deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Republican lawmakers have been pressing the Navy to free Gallagher ahead of his June trial date.
“He risked his life serving abroad to protect the rights of all of us here at home,” Rep. Ralph Norman (R-South Carolina) said on during a recent guest appearance on Fox and Friends.
GOP Supports Calls for Leniency for Gallagher
According to Fox News, Gallagher is facing premeditated murder and aggravated assault charges stemming from the alleged war crimes. He has spent six months of detention at Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar in California. He is not expected to emerge until the start of his war crimes trial on May 28.
Trump’s tweets regarding more lenient treatment for Gallagher have significant support by the GOP. Trump referenced Norman’s Fox and Friends appearance, where he repeated Norman’s words saying, “they’ve got him in with rapists, they’ve got him in with pedophiles.”
Speaking to the host, Norman also said, “This man spent 20 years of his life, he spent 15 of it as a SEAL, he volunteered to serve this country overseas not once, not twice, but eight times and the least they can do is have him in confinement if they need be and let him have, medical treatment, let him get his proper legal defense team together.”
Norman’s comments come after Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw — who lost sight in his right eye after being hit by an IED explosion in Afghanistan — and 17 other House Republicans sent a letter to the Secretary of the Navy this month raising concerns that Gallagher has been receiving limited access to food, medical care and his legal team.
“Chief Gallagher is a decorated warfighter who, like all service members, is entitled to the presumption of innocence while awaiting court-martial,” the Republicans wrote in their letter to Richard Spencer.