Off the record, of course, and under the cover of anonymity, the people brought into the Department of Homeland Security are not on the Trump team. That is the word given to reporters at Breitbart by an anonymous source who demanded that cover to be able to get the word out.
Kevin McAleenan, the acting director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has made few changes to the policies set by former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, say current and former agency officials.
Sources close to Breitbart News, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, say DHS management teams have deliberately sidetracked, stalled, and stopped policies sought by President Donald Trump. Those policies, which were promised by his 2016 presidential campaign, were intended to end illegal immigration, build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and empower the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to deport illegal aliens living in the country….
Under McAleenan,“You don’t see an influx of these pro-Trump types,” one source said. “This is who McAleenan is bringing with him. All career federal employees — Washington beltway people.”…
McAleenan, who led Customs and Border Protection before becoming Acting DHS Secretary, has the same agenda as Nielsen had in terms of slowing Trump’s immigration initiatives, according to sources. Sources describe McAleenan’s DHS as nearly a carbon copy of Nielsen’s….
“There is no daylight between McAleenan’s border policy and Nielsen’s border policy,” the source told Breitbart News. “They are completely synonymous when it comes to immigration and border policy.”
Imagine that. According to the Breitbart story, Nielsen hired a couple of friends to carry out the task. Their influence is not as strong any longer, but that does not mean the swamp is behind President Trump when it comes to dealing with illegal immigration.
Of course, the spokespeople at DHS deny it.
DHS official told Breitbart News in a statement that claims suggesting employees at the agency are working against the president are untrue.
“Any suggestion that former Secretary Nielsen’s staff worked against the president’s agenda is patently false,” the DHS official said. “No one would take these extremely difficult and time-consuming jobs if they opposed the president’s agenda.”
Uh-huh. Too many modifiers in that sentence for it to pass the smell test.