DHS staffer with white nationalist ties went to policy meetings at White House: report

TheHill | 8/31/2018 | Tal Axelrod
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A former staffer with the Department of Homeland Security who resigned Tuesday after ties to white nationalists were exposed reportedly attended policy meetings at the White House.

Ian Smith, who emails reveal was in contact with a number of white nationalists, was at multiple policy meetings regarding immigration, The Washington Post reports.

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He did not provide significant input at the meetings and was mainly there as a placeholder for his boss, an official told the Post.

Smith resigned prior to the emails being published by The Atlantic earlier this week. DHS distanced itself from his reported views.

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“The Department of Homeland Security is committed to combating all forms of violent extremism, especially movements that espouse racial supremacy or bigotry,” DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton said in a statement reported by The Atlantic on Tuesday.

“This type of radical ideology runs counter...
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