REPORT: Homeland Security denies NYT report that Trump directed McAleen to close border and offered him a potential pardon

APRIL 12, 2019

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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by FOXNEWS.COM:

A Department of Homeland Security official dismissed a report by The New York Times on Friday alleging that the president pressured Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan to close the southern border and offered him a pardon if the need arose.

A spokesperson with the department confirmed to Fox News on Friday that Trump has never “indicated, asked, directed or pressured the acting secretary to do anything illegal,” and said McAleenan would never “take actions that are not in accordance with our responsibility to enforce the law.”

The article goes on to state the following:

The Times, citing three sources familiar with the conversation, said Trump “urged” McAleenan to close the southwestern border. In the event of legal troubles, the story went, Trump said he’d pardon him.

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