Meghan McCain Calls Out Ivanka Trump’s Silence On Family Separation Policy

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“Where is Ivanka in all of this?”

Meghan McCain blasted Ivanka Trump on Tuesday for remaining silent on the Trump administration’s highly controversial family separation policy affecting scores of families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and a co-host of ABC’s “The View,” called out Trump, the elder daughter of President Donald Trump and a senior adviser to him, for failing to condemn a policy that has resulted in thousands of children being placed in shelters as their parents face prosecution for illegally crossing the border.

“Where is Ivanka in all of this?” McCain said Tuesday. “Because she’s all for women and mothers, and she has a White House role... and I’m sort of interested that her platform has been women and mothers and she doesn’t seem to have anything to say about this.”

While President Trump has vehemently defended the contentious practice and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have condemned it, Ivanka Trump has remained silent.

First lady Melania Trump, in a statement on Monday, issued a subtle rebuke to her husband’s administration and its family separation policy.

“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,” a spokeswoman for the first lady said. “She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”

Despite Melania Trump’s suggestion of responsibility on “both sides of the aisle,” however, the family separations are entirely the result of the Trump administration’s actions.

A representative for Ivanka Trump did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.

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Report Kelly and Trump are barely tolerating one another

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and President Trump are said to be “barely tolerating one another.” 

Politico reported on Monday that Kelly, who was once seen as the person who would get a chaotic West Wing under control “has largely yielded his role as the enforcer…as his relationship with Trump has soured.”

The media outlet also states that, according to four people familiar with the chief of staff, Kelly “has told at least one person close to him that he may as well let the president do what he wants, even if it leads to impeachment — at least this chapter of American history would come to a close.” 

That expression of exasperation is apparently not an isolated incident.

According to a June 10 New York Times report, Kelly “told visiting senators that the White House was ‘a miserable place to work,’ according to a person with direct knowledge of the comment.”

The piece went on to say that based on inside sources, Kelly is “beaten down.”

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Sessions Subjected To Law Charges From His Own Church

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A group of more than 600 United Methodist clergy and members are bringing church law charges against Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration crackdown — chiefly the policy that has separated thousands of children from their parents along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The group accuses Sessions, a fellow United Methodist, of violating Paragraph 270.3 of the denomination's Book of Discipline. He is charged under charge law with child abuse, immorality, racial discrimination and "dissemination of doctrines contrary to the standards of doctrine of the United Methodist Church."

In a letter addressed to Session's pastors, 640 clergy and laity urge "some degree of accountability" for the top law enforcement official in the country, who they say is affiliated with United Methodist churches in Alabama and the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

"We write to you ... in the hopes that you will, as members of our connectional system, dig deeply into Mr. Sessions' advocacy and actions that have led to harm against thousands of vulnerable humans," the signees wrote in the letter.

"As members of the United Methodist Church, we deeply hope for a reconciling process that will help this long-time member of our connection step back from his harmful actions and work to repair the damage he is currently causing to immigrants, particularly children and families."

A spokeswoman for the attorney general did not immediately return requests for comment.

And the two churches to which Sessions purportedly belongs — Ashland Place United Methodist Church in Mobile, Alabama, and the Clarendon United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia — did not immediately respond to phone calls from NBC News.

The signees of the letter also criticized Sessions for invoking Romans 13, a Bible verse, to justify the Trump administration policy of breaking up children and parents at the border. They said the "misuse" of that line from Scripture was in "stark contrast to Disciplinary commitments to supporting freedom of conscience and resistance to unjust laws."

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