White House senior adviser Stephen Miller’s attempt to engineer a second shake-up at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was blocked this week by acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who later threatened to resign unless he was given more control over the agency.
Administration officials told The Washington Post that the closed-door clash revolved around Mark Morgan, a former FBI agent who is President Trump’s pick to be the new director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The article goes on to state the following:
Miller Wednesday reportedly urged the president to put Morgan atop U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) instead.
“This was a power struggle between McAleenan and Miller, and McAleenan won,” one senior official with knowledge of the situation told The Post.
NEW: DHS acting secretary Kevin McAleenan blocked another Stephen Miller DHS shakeup this week, threatening to leave the administration if he didn’t have more control over his agency and if communication didn’t improve. W/@NickMiroff: https://t.co/yLI45OGNUk
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) May 18, 2019
NEW: Acting DHS secretary blocked Stephen Miller’s bid for another DHS shakeup this week in a fierce clash with the White House, where he demanded more control of his own agency. @nickmiroff @jdawsey1 https://t.co/01gVStqGun
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) May 18, 2019
“This was a power struggle between McAleenan and Miller, and McAleenan won.”https://t.co/Ua4OhlAab3
— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) May 18, 2019
— Matea Gold (@mateagold) May 18, 2019
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