3 Things To Know Today

1 Trump: Not Bringing Back Child Separation Policy At Border

President Trump says his administration will not bring back the controversial policy of separating migrant children from their families. During a White House photo-op, was asked about the rumored policy return and pointedly reminded reporters that President Obama started the child separation policy and insisted that he stopped it. “President Obama separated children. They had child separation,” he offered. “I was the one that changed it.” And what about those ‘cages?’ Trump put that at Obama’s doorstep, too. As for suggestions that he is "cleaning house" at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the President rejected the suggestion saying there are a lot of good people at DHS who remain on the job. He added, “I never said I’m ‘cleaning house.’ I don’t know who came up with that expression. We have a lot of great people over there.” Trump also argued that he is fighting bad laws and bad court decisions on immigration and said the U.S. has the worst immigration laws in the world. Who’s fault is that? As he sees it, Democrats. “The bad things that are coming out of Congress,” Trump added. “You have a Democrat Congress that’s obstructing. You talk about obstruction — the greatest obstruction anyone has ever seen. All they have to do is spend 20 minutes and they can fix this whole problem.”

2 Barr Won't Answer Question On Whether White House Has Seen Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr says he is working to make as much of the Mueller report public as he can. In a House hearing, Barr said he is still working on redactions involving confidential material – and that he hopes to release the redacted report within a week. Barr stressed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller played no role in crafting his four-page summary to Congress last month. Democrats are demanding the full report, without redactions. Among them, New York Democrat Nita Lowey, who said Barr's handling of the Mueller report has been “unacceptable” and “suspicious.” Barr has declined to say whether the White House has seen or even been briefed on the Mueller report, but added that he’ll have more to say when he testifies before the Senate and House judiciary committees, after the redacted report is released.

3 Lori Loughlin Indicted On Additional Charges

Officials have formally indicted Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli – and they’ve got additional charges that could net them a 40-year prison sentence. The U.S. attorney says the coup faces charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, honest services mail and wire fraud, as well as a new count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. As we told you before, experts say that Huffman’s early plea agreement and public contrition has prosecutors suggesting a lower end sentence – perhaps as little as six months. But then, she also acted once, spending $15-thousand. Loughlin and her husband are accused of paying a-half-a-million-dollars in bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California. While Huffman will officially enter her guilty plea on May 24th (and will be sentenced later) there’s no word on the next step for Loughlin and Giannulli.

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