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White House adviser attacks court after setbacks on immigration ban

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 00:51

White House adviser Stephen Miller launches a blistering attack on the federal appeals court that blocked President Trump's executive order on immigration calling it ''crazy.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A White House official launched a blistering attack on the federal appeals court that blocked President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration on Sunday, calling it "crazy." The Trump administration has faced multiple legal setbacks to its travel ban issued on January 27, and the Republican president has said he may issue a new executive order rather than go through lengthy court challenges. "One un-elected judge in Seattle cannot make laws for the entire country. I mean this is just crazy," White House adviser Stephen Miller said on CBS' Face the Nation. The executive order Trump issued banned entry into the United States to refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, triggering nationwide protests and legal challenges. A week later, a federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order that put the president's travel ban on hold, eliciting a barrage of angry Twitter messages from Trump. The judge's suspension was upheld by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday. Miller, appearing on several television news shows, criticized the court and its ruling. "The end result of this though is that our opponents, the media, and the whole world will see as we begin to take further actions that the powers of the President to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned," Miller said.

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White House adviser attacks court after setbacks on immigration ban

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 00:51