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Trump, Schiff spar ahead of Nevada caucuses over claim Russians trying to help Bernie Sanders

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President Trump and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff tangled on Twitter ahead of the Nevada caucuses on Saturday over the reports U.S. officials believe Russia is attempting to interfere in the Democratic presidential primary by helping Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The back-and-forth also follows the president’s recent dismissal of reports that the U.S. intelligence community believes Russia wants Trump to win re-election. He has portrayed those reports as nothing more than evidence of a continued vendetta from Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman who played a starring role in the impeachment effort against him.

BERNIE SANDERS DISAVOWS REPORTED RUSSIAN EFFORTS TO HELP HIS CAMPAIGN

“Democrats in the Great State of Nevada (Which, because of the Economy, Jobs, the Military & Vets, I will win in November), be careful of Russia, Russia, Russia,” the president tweeted Saturday. “According to Corrupt politician Adam ‘Shifty’ Schiff, they are pushing for Crazy Bernie Sanders to win. Vote!”

Responding on Twitter, Schiff of California accused Trump of not adequately standing up against foreign election interference.

“Mr. President, I didn’t say that,” Schiff said. “But if you wish to quote me, quote this: ‘The only thing Americans despise more than foreign actors trying to affect the vote is a president unwilling to do anything to stop it.’ Americans decide American elections.”

On Friday, the Washington Post reported that U.S. officials have determined Moscow is attempting to interfere in the Democratic primary race on Sanders’ behalf. Sanders responded by disavowing the alleged Russian efforts.

“I don’t care, frankly, who [Russian President Vladimir] Putin wants to be president,” Sanders said in a statement. “My message to Putin is clear: stay out of American elections, and as president I will make sure that you do.”

According to the Post, officials have told the Sanders campaign that Russia is working to boost the socialist as part of an effort to meddle in the Democratic presidential primary. The story, citing people familiar with the matter, said Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also been informed of the Russian attempts.

NEVADA DEMS HOPE TO AVOID CAUCUS CHAOS: HERE’S HOW THE PROCESS IS SUPPOSED TO WORK

On Thursday, The New York Times reported that intelligence officials told lawmakers in a classified briefing last week that Russia is meddling with the hope of getting Trump reelected. But Trump has pushed back against the reports, claiming Democrats were pushing a “misinformation campaign” in the hope of politically damaging him.

On Friday, Trump’s campaign spokesman, Tim Murtaugh, tweeted: “We condemn and reject foreign interference in American elections in any form.”

Sanders, though, accused the Trump administration of not standing against Russia’s efforts.

“Unlike Donald Trump, I do not consider Vladimir Putin a good friend,” Sanders said. “He is an autocratic thug who is attempting to destroy democracy and crush dissent in Russia.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that the newest allegations are “paranoid reports that, unfortunately, there will be more and more of as we get closer to the elections [in the U.S.]. Of course, they have nothing to do with the truth.”

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U.S. intelligence agencies say Russia interfered in the 2016 election through social media campaigns and by stealing and distributing emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Intelligence officials say Russia was trying to boost Trump’s campaign and show chaos within the American political process.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Justice Sotomayor warns the Supreme Court is doing special favors for the Trump administration

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TODAY: Nevada Votes In Big Test For Democratic Candidates

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just past the roulette wheel and slot machines, the smoky bars and blinking lights, Nevada Democrats are preparing to weigh in on their party’s presidential nomination fight.

Seven casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip stand among 200 caucus locations statewide that will host the presidential caucuses on Saturday, the third contest in a 2020 primary season that has so far been marred by chaos and uncertainty in overwhelmingly white, rural states. The exercise of democracy inside urban temples of excess is just one element that distinguishes the first presidential contest in the West, which will, more importantly, test the candidates’ strength with black and brown voters for the first time in 2020.

“Nevada represents an opportunity for these candidates to demonstrate their appeal to a larger swath of our country,” said state Attorney General Aaron Ford, a Democrat who is not endorsing a candidate in the crowded field.

Nevada’s population, which aligns more with the U.S. as a whole than the opening elections in Iowa and New Hampshire, is 29% Latino, 10% black and 9% Asian American and Pacific Islander.

The vote comes at a critical moment for the Democratic Party as self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders emerges as the clear front-runner and a half dozen more moderate candidates savage one another for the chance to emerge as the preferred alternative to Sanders. The ultimate winner will represent Democrats on the ballot against President Donald Trump in November.

Yet on the eve of the caucuses, questions lingered about Nevada Democrats’ ability to report election results quickly as new concerns surfaced about foreign interference in the 2020 contest.

Campaigning in California, Sanders confirmed reports that he had been briefed by U.S. officials about a month ago that Russia was trying to help his campaign as part of Moscow’s efforts to interfere in the election.

“It was not clear what role they were going to play,” Sanders said. “We were told that Russia, maybe other countries, are going to get involved in this campaign.”

He added: “Here’s the message to Russia: Stay out of American elections.”

Despite the distraction, Sanders enters Saturday increasingly confident, backed by strong support from Latinos and rank-and-file union workers who have warmed to his fiery calls to transform the nation’s economy and political system to help the working class.

In a fiery speech the night before the caucuses, Sanders lumped the “Democratic establishment” in with the corporate and Republican establishment, saying they can’t stop him. He said the establishment was “getting worried” about a multiracial coalition that wants higher wages and health care.

The outlook was dire for virtually everyone else.

Long before voting began, there was skepticism about Pete Buttigieg’s ability to win over a more diverse set of voters after strong finishes in overwhelmingly white Iowa and New Hampshire. It was the opposite for Joe Biden, who struggled in Iowa and New Hampshire but looked to Nevada’s voters of color to prove he still has a viable path to the nomination.

The two women left in the race, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, were fighting for momentum, hoping to benefit from a sudden surge of outside money from newly created super PACs. Billionaire Tom Steyer has invested more than $12 million of his own money on television advertising in Nevada, according to data obtained by The Associated Press, which details the extent to which several candidates have gone all-in ahead of Saturday’s contest.

The pro-Warren Persist super PAC, created in recent days, is spending more money in Nevada this week than any other campaign or allied outside group. Persist, which hasn’t yet disclosed any donors and cannot legally coordinate with Warren’s campaign, has invested $902,000 this week in Nevada television on her behalf, according to spending data obtained by The AP. That’s more than Klobuchar’s and Biden’s campaigns have spent over the entire year.

New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg, who dominated the political conversation this week after a poor debate-stage debut, won’t be on the ballot. He’s betting everything on a series of delegate-rich states that begin voting next month.

“I think right now predicting who’s going to win here in Nevada would be a wild guess,” former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in an interview. “And if I were a gambler, which I’m not, I wouldn’t be betting on who’s gonna win here in Nevada.”

The political world, meanwhile, hoped there would be a winner at all.

Saturday’s caucuses are the first since technical glitches and human errors plagued Iowa’s kickoff caucuses. Nearly three weeks later, state Democratic officials have yet to post final results.

Nevada Democrats have projected confidence in their process, although Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez this week refused to commit to releasing the full results on the day of the vote. He said a number of factors, including early voting and potentially high turnout, could affect the tabulation and timing of results. In addition, Nevada, like Iowa, reports three sets of data from the multistage caucus process.

“We’re going to do our best to release results as soon as possible, but our North Star, again, is accuracy,” Perez told The Associated Press this week.

One potential complication: Early voting.

The state party has added to its responsibilities by offering early voting – something Iowa did not attempt. Nevada voters have been eager to partake, given the alternative is to spend significantly more time voting at a chaotic caucus site.

The party said nearly 75,000 Democrats cast early ballots, and a majority were first-time caucus-goers. In 2016, a total of 84,000 Nevada voters participated in the Democratic caucuses.

A small, but significant number of the ballots cast early were disqualified.

Of the more than 36,000 ballots that were cast through Monday, 1,124 ballots were voided largely because voters forgot to sign them, according to the state party, which did not release the final numbers. Party officials said they were reaching out to these voters and encouraging them to caucus in person on Saturday.

Campaigning in Las Vegas on the eve of the caucuses, Trump sought to raise doubts about the process.

“I hear their computers are all messed up just like they were in Iowa. They’re not going to be able to count their vote,” Trump charged. “They’re going to tell you about health care. They’re going to tell you about our military and jet fighters and the missiles and rockets, but they can’t count votes.”

Amid such concerns, Nevada Democrats tried to stay focused on the candidates and the issues they represent.

Reid, who at 80 years old remains one of the most powerful Democrats in the state, predicted that Sanders’ signature health care policy, “Medicare for All,: could not win support in Congress. Yet he said he thinks the fiery Vermont senator could bring Democrats together.

“I have no doubt that if Bernie Sanders is the nominee, the party will unite behind him and beat Trump,” Reid said. ___

Peoples reported from Washington. AP writers Christina A. Cassidy in Atlanta and Nicholas Riccardi contributed.

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Dick Van Dyke Urges Fellow Way-Past-Boomers To Vote For Bernie Sanders

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Joe Biden can’t remember what son’s job was, thinks he was U.S. Attorney General

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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden could not remember what his late son Beau Biden did for working during a CNN town hall event on Thursday.

Biden falsely claimed that his son was “Attorney General of the United States.”

He was half right. Beau was the Attorney General of Delaware.

SANDERS AIMS FOR NEVADA CAUCUS WIN TO KEEP MOMENTUM GOING — BUT OTHER DEMS NOT GIVING UP

The question posed by CNN moderator Anderson Cooper was: “How will you restore the barriers between the Department of Justice and the Oval Office?”

“Never direct the Justice Department as to who they should or should not indict and under what circumstances they should or should not,” the former vice president told the town hall’s live audience. “That is an independent judgment to be made.”

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“My son — the one who — my deceased son, was the Attorney General of the United States,” he continued, “and before that, he was a federal prosecutor in one of the largest offices in the country in Philadelphia.”

“And I’ll tell you what, he wouldn’t even talk to me about anything he was doing — his father — and he shouldn’t have, and I didn’t have any control over either one of those things,” added Biden.

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Biden will face a key test this month as Nevada voters head to caucus sites on Saturday and the South Carolina primary looms in the not-too-distant future.

On Friday, a newly released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gaining ground with black voters nationally — voters Biden will need if he wants to stay in the game come this summer.

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Dick Van Dyke Urges Fellow Way-Past-Boomers To Vote For Bernie Sanders

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Steve Scalise: ‘no place in politics for violence,’ both sides of aisle need to take stand

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Democrats and Republicans both need to call out violence within their own parties, Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., urged Saturday.

Earlier this week, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison tweeted that he had never seen Democratic frontrunner Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters being “unusually mean or rude.”

Scalise tweeted back: “I can think of an example.”

Scalise was nearly killed in 2017 when a Sanders supporter opened fire on Republican House members as they practiced for the annual Congressional Baseball Game.

BERNIE SANDERS FANS HAVE ‘NEVER’ BEEN ‘UNUSUALLY MEAN,’ DEM SAYS; SCALISE, SHOT BY SANDERS SUPPORTER, RESPONDS

Appearing on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” Scalise said he doesn’t hold Sanders personally responsible for what happened and noted that “we all have differences with our friends, with people on the other side of the aisle.”

“But there’s no place in politics for violence — to threaten or carry out violence — and that’s where everybody has to take a stand,” he asserted. “Whether it’s your supporters or somebody else’s.”

“Sometimes it’s easy to call out the other side, but you’ve got to call out your own side, too, and I think that’s something where they could definitely pick up the pace,” Scalise said..

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“Fox & Friends” co-host Lisa Boothe asked Scalise if he thought Sanders, who is leading the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, has done enough to hold his supporters to account.

“You see some Democrat candidates — opponents of Bernie right now — that are experiencing some problems of their own and calling it out, and I think Bernie has got to call it out, too,” the congressman said.

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California sheriff complies with ICE subpoenas on jail records

A California sheriff is refusing to ignore subpoenas for information from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

ICE served the subpoenas on San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore for the jail records of four Mexicans in the U.S. illegally, according to reports.

Gore issued a statement Thursday announcing that he was complying with the demands.

“A truly authorized federal administrative subpoena has to be honored,” Gore said, according to NBC 7 San Diego.

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ICE served the subpoenas on San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore for the jail records of four Mexicans in the U.S. illegally, according to reports. (San Diego County Sheriff)

Similar administrative subpoenas have been issued to law enforcement agencies in Denver, Connecticut, New York City and Oregon.

Gore is the first to comply, ICE spokeswoman Lauren Mack said.

The subpoenas are among several recent moves by the Trump administration against what it considers “sanctuary” jurisdictions, which adopt laws and policies to limit cooperation with immigration authorities.

In his statement, Gore said a subpoena trumps California’s sanctuary law.

But Monika Langarica, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer in San Diego, said the law clearly prohibits sharing non-public personal information with ICE.

ICE SUBPOENAS DENVER LAW ENFORCEMENT, RAMPING UP SANCTUARY-CITY FIGHT

She said the department should require court-issued subpoenas.

“ICE’s issuance of subpoenas, and Sheriff’s Office’s potential compliance, endanger public safety and community trust,” she said.

The four Mexicans targeted in the subpoenas were arrested for charges such as sexual assault of a child, robbery, battery, and drug possession, NBC 7 reported.

Each man, ranging from ages 28 to 42, was arrested in the last few months by the San Diego Police Department, according to the station. Two remain in county jail and two have been released, according to ICE.

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The Associated Press said Gore was a Republican elected to an officially nonpartisan position. He was a former head of the FBI’s San Diego office and wasn’t known as a firebrand on immigration.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Bernie’s Democratic Socialism Is a Strength, Not a Weakness. All the best things in America were once decried as socialist: Medicare, unions, Social Security. Bernie’s democratic socialism is his strength, and we shouldn’t shy away from talking about it.

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‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Overlooks Health Issues, Lawyers and Migrants Say

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MATAMOROS, Mexico — Maria Sam had lost count of her 9-year-old son’s seizures in the nearly three months since they applied for asylum in the United States but were told to wait on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.

But his most recent medical episode was enough to prompt Ms. Sam, who is from Guatemala, to pack up their few belongings and return to the border post to test the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” asylum policy and its stated exemption for medical emergencies.

“Yesterday was the worst because he turned purple,” Ms. Sam said last Wednesday, as her son David clutched her jacket and they prepared to walk to the international bridge that connects this dangerous area of Mexico to Brownsville, Texas. “They had to call an ambulance and bring him to the hospital.”

Also at the port of entry on that cold, rainy afternoon was a Honduran mother with a child who has autism. Nearby, a 7-year-old whose rare brain disorder, lissencephaly, gave her a life expectancy of only three more years, danced to the holiday jingle “Mi Burrito Sabanero” playing on the cellphone of a volunteer doctor. That doctor had just asked American immigration officials to allow the families in on a medical exemption after evaluating them.

A little more than a year ago, these families, fleeing violence and upheaval in Central America, probably would have requested asylum, been detained for a short period in the United States and released to await an adjudication of their cases — the “catch and release” process that infuriates President Trump. While in custody, the migrants were entitled to treatment at public hospitals and clinics of the United States, or by the federal government at a detention center.

But in January 2019, the administration introduced the Migrant Protection Protocols, or M.P.P., which empowered officers to return migrants south of the border to wait for the duration of their cases. Senior officials with the Department of Homeland Security were quick to note the exemptions for migrants who could establish a sufficient fear of torture or persecution or had known physical or mental health issues.

But as the policy returned around 60,000 migrants to Mexico, those exemptions were largely ignored, according to immigration lawyers, American doctors in Matamoros and the migrants themselves.

At a makeshift camp in Matamoros, tents crowd a muddy levee, housing around 2,500 migrants. Families cook on homemade stoves built out of old washing machines. From a trailer, Dr. Maura Sammon, the medical director for Global Response Management, leads a team of doctors, some of whom are migrants themselves.

Dr. Sammon said the team treated at least 40 patients a day. She listed the more serious medical issues: sickle cell anemia, hypoxia, third-degree burns and sepsis. Other patients included a 70-year-old with chest pains, children with epilepsy or development disorders, a migrant with H.I.V. as well as one with ovarian cancer.

“This is 100 percent a creation of M.P.P.,” Dr. Sammon said. “It is not a virtual wall — it is a wall. You see how close that river is. You see people looking at that river every day and saying, ‘The United States is right there.’”

Her team sends patients in need of emergency care to a nearby hospital, but the care can be inadequate. A boy who went to the hospital with appendicitis was discharged, then his appendix ruptured, Dr. Sammon said. Some migrants refuse to go to the hospital for fear of being kidnapped by cartel organizations, the same threat that prompted the State Department to advise Americans not to travel to Matamoros. On Thursday, a drive-by shooting near the camp forced the evacuation of Dr. Sammon’s medical team.

Homeland security officials say the new asylum policy, more commonly known as Remain in Mexico, quelled a surge of migration last year and eased overcrowded detention facilities in the United States. Forcing migrants to wait in Mexico has also discouraged those unlikely to qualify for asylum from participating in the process, officials say.

A medical issue by itself usually has not been enough to gain entry into the United States, and was rarely grounds for a claim of asylum, typically granted to those fleeing political oppression and violence. Foreigners with health conditions typically have obtained visitor visas and must prove they can sufficiently pay for medical treatment in the United States.

But before Remain in Mexico went into force, immigration officials were required to provide care for sick asylum seekers in their custody. That changed when the administration began returning migrants, many of them already ill, to areas with little access to treatment.

“Their understanding is it’s Mexico’s responsibility to care for the migrants, but are they checking on that?” asked Theresa Cardinal Brown, the director of immigration and cross border policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Of the more than 61,097 migrants subjected to Migrant Protection Protocols, just 263 have been granted some form of relief and entered the United States, according to data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC.

Beyond health care, immigration groups say M.P.P. has also denied migrants access to lawyers. More than 25,600 migrants have pending cases while other cases have been closed.

In raw numbers, the policy appears to be working. Mr. Trump has celebrated eight straight months of declining arrests at the border. In January, Customs and Border Protection recorded more than 36,600 arrests at the border, down about 75 percent from the more than 144,100 arrests in May.

“While I think it’s fair to say the administration is having an impact on reducing the number of people who enter, the human cost is appalling,” said Cecilia Muñoz, who was the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President Barack Obama. “The Trump administration is banking on the notion that if the problem is on the other side of the border, it’s not our problem, even though it is of our making.”

Mr. Trump’s anti-immigration messaging was initially used by smugglers who bought radio ads in Central America and warned migrants that the United States would soon be shutting the border, helping fuel a surge in illegal crossings last spring.

But as word gets out about Remain in Mexico, and Mexico has increased enforcement at its southern border with Guatemala, deterring such crossings may be succeeding. The number of migrants returned under the policy has declined for five straight months. More than 12,400 migrants were returned to Mexico in August. In January, that number was below 2,000, according to TRAC.

That decline has come about not only because asylum seekers must remain in Mexico. The administration is also turning to other programs for fast-tracking deportations along the border, and Guatemala has given the Trump administration permission to deport asylum seekers to Guatemala, even if they are from northern Mexico.

Most of the thousands of migrants waiting in Matamoros arrived before those other programs, and for some, the wait has been devastating.

Yodalys, 52, a migrant from Cuba who asked to be identified only by her first name for fear of retaliation, said in an interview that she did not hope for entry into the United States just to see her children. She also hoped it would save her vision.

She was returned to the Matamoros camp last summer after traveling to the border from Cuba and asking for protection in the United States. She already had high blood pressure and epilepsy. Weeks after arriving at the camp, she noticed that she was losing her vision. She went to a doctor in October and learned that a parasite derived from the disease toxoplasmosis had infected her eyes.

She was unable to get the medical care she needed in Matamoros, so an immigration lawyer, Charlene D’Cruz, tried bringing Yodalys to the Brownsville port of entry to be admitted to the United States under the Migrant Protection Protocols’ medical exemption.

She was denied four times, Ms. D’Cruz said. Then this month, for unclear reasons, officers told Ms. D’Cruz they would allow Yodalys to be released into the United States.

By then, “I could only see shadows,” Yodalys said in a phone interview from her daughter’s home in Florida.

She has completely lost vision in one eye, and doctors say her sight could have been saved if she had received treatment in the United States sooner. But she expressed no ill will.

“I’m very grateful to the United States for finally letting me in,” Yodalys said.

Officers with Customs and Border Protection make decisions on medical exemptions for the policy on a case-by-case basis, according to Matthew Dyman, a spokesman for the agency. Officers are also offered the option of bringing migrants to American hospitals before returning them to Mexico. Mr. Dyman referred to a medical directive by the agency in December that required all migrants who cross the border to be given a medical screening.

The agency cannot publicly standardize medical conditions that would permit entry into the United States because smugglers facilitating migration to the border would then advise migrants to tell officers that they have those conditions, Mr. Dyman said.

But some say that allows the agency to be inconsistent in its application of the exemption. Dr. Sammon said she had witnessed officers allowing parents of children with developmental disorders into the United States on some days and deny others with the same or more imminent health concerns on other occasions. “No rhyme or reason,” she said.

Ms. Sam hoped the officers at the port would use their discretion to allow her and David to enter the United States so they could reunite with their relatives. Returning to Guatemala was no longer an option; her abusive husband had threatened multiple times to kill her.

After more than two hours, port officers gave Ms. D’Cruz, the lawyer, their decision. The port officers deemed that there was sufficient care available in Mexico. The families were denied entry.

Ms. Sam said she remained hopeful. “That’s all I have for my children,” she said.

Then each of the mothers and their children walked down the bridge for another night in the tents.

Paulina Villegas contributed reporting from Mexico City.

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