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Sara Carter: Whistleblowers were ‘terrified’ of reporting on Biden DHS nominee while he led USCIS

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On Sunday, Sara Carter appeared on the Fox News program “The Next Revolution” with Steve Hilton, where she slammed the reputation of President-elect Joe Biden‘s nominee for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Alejandro Mayorkas, when he used to run U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during the Obama administration.

Mayorkas was chided by the DHS Inspector General in 2015 for his actions during his time as head of USCIS in which whistleblowers accused him of giving three wealthy Chinese nationals preferential treatment for EB5 visas.

Sen. Tom Cotton called out the potential nominee on Twitter last week stating “In 2015, Mayorkas appeared before the House Homeland Security Committee to testify that he had pushed some Chinese nationals with connections to top Democratic lawmakers through the US EB5 visa program, following an Inspector General report.”

Here’s a statement from the Inspector General’s report:

“Regardless of Mr. Mayorkas’ motives, his intervention in these matters created significant resentment in USCIS,” stated the Inspector General’s report. “This resentment was not isolated to career staff adjudicating within the EB-5 program, but extended to senior managers and attorneys responsible for the broader USCIS mission and programs.”

USCIS “has had enormous problems, going back years,” Carter said, adding that she covered the DHS for years. She then brought up whistleblowers and how they were reportedly treated during his tenure at USCIS.

“Whistleblowers have been harmed, whistleblowers that came forward to even report on Mr. Mayorkas were terrified of doing so because they were afraid of repercussions,” Carter said.

“Imagine what it’s going to be like having him head the Department of Homeland Security,” Carter continued. “Imagine what people inside the department are going to be fearing when a person like that is in charge.”

Mayorkas was nominated last week alongside a slate of other foreign policy and national security officials, with Biden this week focusing on appointing economic officials. If confirmed by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate, he would become the first Latino and first immigrant to ever head the DHS, an agency with a critical role in U.S. immigration policy.

Mayorkas served as the director of USCIS from 2009 to 2013, when he became the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and served in the post until 2014. In 2016, he became a parter at a Washington, DC-based law firm called William Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.

You can follow Douglas Braff on Twitter @Douglas_P_Braff.

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Trump: Tanks to Ukraine could escalate to use of ‘NUKES’

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Former President Donald Trump stated bluntly on Truth Social,  “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do!”

Trump was referring to the escalation of war in Ukraine. He, like many other commentators and lawmakers, are warning that the decision to continue sending weapons – and now tanks – could potentially lead to the use of “nuclear weapons.”

It’s mission creep and it’s dangerous, they say.

Why? Because Russian President Valdimir Putin has indicated in two different speeches that he would use nuclear weapons to defend Russia, if needed. Those warnings are not just bluster but a very real possibility.

And the escalation of war is visible.

Russia launched 55 missiles strikes across Ukraine Thursday, leaving 11 dead. The strikes come one day after the United States and Germany agreed to send tanks to Ukraine in an effort to aide the country. 47 of the 55 missiles were shot down according to Ukraine’s Air Force command.

Eleven lives were lost and another 11 were injured additionally leaving 35 buildings damaged in the wake of the attacks. According to The New York Times, Denys Shmyhal, said in a post on Telegram. “The main goal is energy facilities, providing Ukrainians with light and heat,” he said.

Ukraine is now demanding that they need F-16 fighter jets. In a post on twitter Ukrainian lawmaker, Oleksiy Goncharenko said, “Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.”

The US has abstained from sending advanced jets in the chances that a volatile decision could foster more dangerous attacks like former President Trump’s post on Truth referred to. If the US did authorize the decision to lend Ukraine the F-16 jets Netherlands’ foreign minister, Wopke Hoekstra, would be willing to supply them. According to The New York Times, Hoekstra told Dutch lawmakers, “We are open-minded… There are no taboos.”

F-16 fighter jets are complex to work on, they are not the average aircraft that can be learned in a matter of weeks. It can take months for pilots to learn how to fly these birds. European and US officials have the concern that Ukrainian forces could potentially use the jets to fly into Russian airspace and launch attacks on Russian soil.

Western allies are trying to avoid such a provocation, because that could lead to nuclear warfare in reference to what Putin has said he would do to defend his country.

 

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