After WH Silence Trump Denies He Dangled Pardon For Border Official

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Trump reportedly made the comment even after punting on the idea of shutting down the border entirely. The White House referred both the Times and CNN to the Department of Homeland Security for comment Friday. A spokesperson for the department did not specifically deny the reports about a pardon. At no time has the President indicated he said. reporting by cnn on friday that president donald trump promised customs and border patrol chief kevin mcaleenan a pardon if border agents violated u. law and blocked asylum seekers from entering the country. There Trump reportedly told border agents behind closed doors they should block entry to migrants at the southern border. After Trump left CNN reported at the time. At the time McAleenan was the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection. The Times reported the conversation centered on closing the entirety of the southwest border not just migrants seeking entry

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