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The [Friday] Papers

"Immigration officers in the United States operate under a cardinal rule: Keep your hands off Americans," the Los Angeles Times reports.

"But Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents repeatedly target U.S. citizens for deportation by mistake, making wrongful arrests based on incomplete government records, bad data and lax investigations, according to a Times review of federal lawsuits, internal ICE documents and interviews.

"Since 2012, ICE has released from its custody more than 1,480 people after investigating their citizenship claims, according to agency figures. And a Times review of Department of Justice records and interviews with immigration attorneys uncovered hundreds of additional cases in the country's immigration courts in which people were forced to prove they are Americans and sometimes spent months or even years in detention.

"Victims include a landscaper snatched in a Home Depot parking lot in Rialto and held for days despite his son's attempts to show agents the man's U.S. passport; a New York resident locked up for more than three years fighting deportation efforts after a federal agent mistook his father for someone who wasn't a U.S. citizen; and a Rhode Island housekeeper mistakenly targeted twice, resulting in her spending a night in prison the second time even though her husband had brought her U.S. passport to a court hearing.

"They and others described the panic and feeling of powerlessness that set in as agents took them into custody without explanation and ignored their claims of citizenship."

One man was wrongly held for 1,273 days.


"Salem Media, owner of the influential conservative outlet RedState, froze the site on Friday and dismissed many of its writers," CNN's Brian Stelter reports.

"Bloggers were locked out of their accounts - some just temporarily, while the cuts were made, and others permanently.

"Erick Erickson, the site's longtime editor who left in 2015, tweeted about what he called the 'mass firing' on Friday morning.

"Very sad to see, but not really surprising given Salem's direction," he wrote. "And, finally, after all these years, they've turned off my account."

"Multiple sources told CNNMoney that they believed conservative critics of President Trump were the writers targeted for removal."


"I don't think people fully grasp the depth of what the Russians were doing in 2016," veteran investigative reporter and author Michael Isikoff tells Chicago magazine ahead of a Chicago Humanities Festival appearance on Saturday with David Corn.

We often use the words "meddling" or "interference" in the election. It was a full-scale assault on American democracy that was far more extensive and sophisticated than anybody realized at the time. It had been in the works for quite a few years, and this is something that is a real national security threat that's going to be ongoing. It didn't end with the election of Donald Trump in November 2016. We're facing another election - congressional election - this year and a presidential election in 2020. This a serious national security issue.

Isikoff and Corn will discuss their book Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.


"The Russian lawyer who met with Trump campaign officials in Trump Tower in June 2016 on the premise that she would deliver damaging information about Hillary Clinton has long insisted she is a private attorney, not a Kremlin operative trying to meddle in the presidential election," the New York Times reports.

"But newly released emails show that in at least one instance two years earlier, the lawyer, Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, worked hand in glove with Russia's chief legal office to thwart a Justice Department civil fraud case against a well-connected Russian firm.

"Ms. Veselnitskaya also appears to have recanted her earlier denials of Russian government ties. During an interview to be broadcast Friday by NBC News, she acknowledged that she was not merely a private lawyer but a source of information for a top Kremlin official, Yuri Y. Chaika, the prosecutor general.

"I am a lawyer, and I am an informant," she said. "Since 2013, I have been actively communicating with the office of the Russian prosecutor general."


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