Ken Cuccinelli orders DHS to fire analysts for not fabricating intelligence

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Sometime in December, Deputy DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli orders Homeland Security officials Brian Murphy and David Glawe to “fire or reassign” DHS intelligence analysts whose reports go against Donald Trump’s rhetoric.

In December 2019, the complaint says, Murphy attended a meeting with Cuccinelli and David Glawe, then the top DHS intelligence official, to discuss intelligence reports about conditions in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Cuccinelli “stated he wanted changes to the information outlining high levels of corruption, violence, and poor economic conditions in the three respective countries,” the complaint says, adding that Cuccinelli “accused unknown ‘deep state intelligence analysts’ of compiling the intelligence information to undermine (President Trump’s) policy objectives with respect to asylum.”

Cuccinelli ordered Murphy and Glawe “to identify the names of the ‘deep state’ individuals who compiled the intelligence reports and to either fire or reassign them immediately,” the complaint says. Murphy later told Glawe that the instructions were illegal, an abuse of authority and improper administration of an intelligence program.

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