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Trump asks Sessions to consider prosecuting Oakland mayor over ICE raid

Posted On: May 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Politico

President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to consider prosecuting the mayor of Oakland, California, on an obstruction of justice charge, after Mayor Libby Schaaf warned her constituents in February of an impending federal raid that targeted more than 1,100 undocumented immigrants but resulted in the arrests of only about 200. “I mean, you talk about obstruction of justice, I would recommend that you look into obstruction of justice for the mayor of Oakland, California, Jeff,” Trump said, gesturing toward Sessions. The attorney general did not respond, and sat expressionless as the president made his comments. Trump's remarks came during a White House roundtable discussion with several California elected officials and law enforcement officers who favor tougher immigration enforcement standards in their state. Sessions; Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen; the acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Thomas Homan; and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy...

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