Acting Minister of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan was scheduled to hold a press conference on Thursday to blame Immigration and Customs enforcement and its chief Mark Morgan for the leakage of a nationwide federal immigration operation. Washington Examiner communicated.
The DHS canceled the briefing abruptly at 4:00 pm five minutes before the scheduled start date A DHS spokesperson has already told reporters that the department does not want McAleenan's comments disrupting negotiations on additional border financing in Capitol Hill.
However, in the hours leading up to the briefing, several officers knew what McAleenan was up to. The discussion said that it included the ICE operation with shutters.
"He will not come out and say," Mark Morgan is to blame, "but he'll say," People could have figured out what was based on what Mark is going through said, "said one person.
Two high-ranking government officials said McAleenan intended to reveal details of the 1
A recent official said that if the information had been shared or implied in a way that reporters would have dug into it, the stories would have been published the following day, not 16 days later than the Washington Post reported on details of ICE operations.
But the three officials who had previously referred McAleenan as a thought leader behind the leak also pointed to gaps in McAleenan's topics for the Thursday afternoon press conference.
"What they can not explain – the reporter explicitly said that DHS sources gave him this information," said one person.