Trump aide repeats debunked voter fraud claim, offers no new evidence

Feb 13, 2017, 00:45
Trump aide repeats debunked voter fraud claim, offers no new evidence

Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, appeared on "This Week" Sunday morning and attempted to back up the president's claim that thousands of people from MA voted illegally in New Hampshire, costing Trump the state and Kelly Ayotte a Senate seat.

Senior policy adviser Stephen Miller said the three-week-old Trump administration is "pursuing every single possible action to keep our country safe from terrorism".

"This is a judicial usurpation of power", Miller told Fox News Sunday, arguing that the president has absolute authority to protect the nation's borders.

Miller, for his part, attempted to refute specific parts of the ruling during his media blitz Sunday, explaining on NBC's "Meet the Press" that, "what the judges did both at the ninth and at the district level was to take power for themselves that belong squarely in the hands of the President of the United States". "Great job!", Trump tweeted Sunday morning.

Stephen Miller, Mr Trump's chief policy adviser and one of the architects of the order, said that the president has sweeping executive authority when it comes to barring foreigners he deems pose a risk to the country.

Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller waits to go on the air in the White House Briefing Room in Washington, February 12. A district judge in Seattle can not force the President of the United States to change their laws and our constitution because of their own personal views, he said on ABC's "This Week". The president previously said - without evidence - the only reason he lost the popular vote Hillary Clinton was that millions of undocumented people voted illegally. "And I look forward to having more discussions about this in the future".

Miller sharply criticized the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Thursday that upheld a Seattle federal judge's suspension of Trump's executive order.

"We have equal branches of government in this country", Miller told Stephanopoulos.

The two go back and forth like this for a while until Miller totally changes gears and suddenly starts listing Trump campaign promises for some reason.

The president in recent weeks has gotten some support on the issue from fellow Republicans who have said voter fraud has occurred in their states.

Security officers are seen outside the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco, Feb. 9, 2017. "The powers of the president will be confirmed".

Trump, as he headed Friday to Florida for a weekend visit at his oceanfront Mar-a-Lago retreat with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said he is considering a "brand new order" on immigration after the appellate court unanimously ruled against him.

White House advisor Stephen Miller doubled down on President Trump's unsubstantiated claims that thousands of voters were bused from MA to New Hampshire in November to cost him the win.

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