Lunatic, Asylum

“Whatever the scope of the President’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden.” AP: US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions.

+ “The 5,800 troops who were rushed to the southwest border amid President Donald Trump’s pre-election warnings about a refugee caravan will start coming home as early as this week — just as some of those migrants are beginning to arrive.” Politico: Troops at U.S.-Mexican border to start coming home. (It must be nice when your enablers are so craven that you don’t even have to bother hiding your sick deceptions…)

+ After a week during which Trump failed to attend a WWI memorial because it was sprinkling and attacked “a war hero for not capturing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner,” President Trump is now discussing a possible troop visit in Afghanistan or Iraq. According to one official: “He’s never been interested in going … He’s afraid of those situations. He’s afraid people want to kill him.”

+ Meanwhile, Trump continues to question the CIA conclusion that Saudi crown prince was responsible for Khashoggi’s death.

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