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ICE Director Rips Into Pelosi for Her Attacks on Police Arresting Criminals: 'How Dare You Call Them Cowardly'

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 😀 (ICE) acting Director Thomas Homan blasted Democrats and their allies in California on Tuesday for trying to ignore federal immigration law and for their attacks on law enforcement. Homan was also asked for his reaction to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saying his department is trying to inflict terror within immigrant communities. “Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly called Mr. Trump's enforcement efforts 'cowardly.' That's her words. I would like your reaction to it,” Fox Business host Stuart Varney said. “Well, not only did she say they were cowardly, she said that ICE was terrorizing immigrant communities,” Homan replied. "First of all, you're talking about law enforcement officers. These are men and women that put their lives on the line for this country every day. They strap a gun to their hip and leave the safety and security of their homes to defend this nation. “So how dare you call them cowardly and…

Rex Tillerson: Secretary of state fired by Trump in Russia warning

Sacked US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned of Russia's "troubling behaviour and actions" in a parting statement after being fired by President Donald Trump. He pointedly failed to thank Mr Trump or praise his policies. The former ExxonMobil chief had a series of public rifts with the White House after being appointed last year. Mr Trump officially fired Mr Tillerson via Twitter, naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement. What Pompeo means for US foreign policyWhere it went wrong for Rex Mr Trump also named Gina Haspel to become the CIA's first female director. How did Tillerson react? Speaking to reporters at the Department of State, Mr Tillerson said good work had been done to have better relations with China, and rein in North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

Trump fires Tillerson, taps Pompeo as next secretary of state

(CNN)President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to succeed him, replacing his top diplomat ahead of a potential high-stakes sitdown between the US President and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Tillerson's departure follows months of tension between him and Trump. Gina Haspel, the current CIA deputy director, stands to take over the agency, Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018 Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he respected Tillerson's "intellect" and said he "got along well with Rex." "I think Rex will be much happier now," Trump said. Tillerso…

Donald Trump advocates death penalty for drug dealers in rambling speech

President covers wide range of topics at Pittsburgh rally before mentioning Republican candidate Rick Saccone whose campaign he was there to endorse

In a campaign stop three days before a crucial special election for Congress, Donald Trump advocated the death penalty for drug dealers in the course of an hour-long rambling campaign style speech where he bashed television anchors, unveiled his re-election slogan and discussed nuclear arms negotiations with North Korea. He also mentioned the Republican candidate whom he endorsed. Speaking to a crowd of supporters in a packed airplane hangar outside of Pittsburgh, Trump gave one of his trademark speeches including a rare imitation where he feigned what it would be like to act “presidential”. The event was held to support Republican Rick Saccone who is neck and neckwith Democrat Conor Lamb in a congressional district that Trump won by over 20 points in the 2016 election. Trump praised Saccone saying “he knows things other people don’t know…

Don’t Regulate Crypto, Regulate Financial Institutions, Says EU Banking Authority Chair

Andrea Enria, the chairperson of the European Banking Authority (EBA), said that it could be more efficient to prohibit banks and other financial institutions from holding and selling cryptocurrencies, than to directly regulate crypto, the Financial Times (FT) reported Friday, March 9. Enria’s remarks follow the recent movement toward cryptocurrency regulation in Europe. Yesterday, March 8, the European Commission released its “Action Plan” designed to develop an EU-wide regulatory framework for fintech, including Blockchain. Last week, the Governor of the Bank of England commented that crypto should be regulated and not “banned outright.” During a speech Friday in Copenhagen, Enria mentioned that he was not convinced that the lack of institutions backing cryptocurrencies is evidence that cryptocurrencies themselves should be regulated. He added that the EBA had come up with the idea for limiting regulated companies’ contact with crypto in 2014, FT reports. Enria supports withholding…