Border Patrol Chief Seeks Proof To Back Up Trump’s Gagged Women Fixation

US Customs and Border Protection agents participate in a training exercise at a vehicle entry point along the border with Mexico on November 5, 2018, in Hidalgo, Texas. - Around 4,800 US soldiers were deployed to th... US Customs and Border Protection agents participate in a training exercise at a vehicle entry point along the border with Mexico on November 5, 2018, in Hidalgo, Texas. - Around 4,800 US soldiers were deployed to the border with Mexico, the Pentagon announced, saying it could not give a price tag for the operation Democrats decry as political maneuvring from President Donald Trump. (Photo by Andrew Cullen / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CULLEN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 28, 2019 11:06 a.m.
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President Donald Trump’s depiction of women gagged with tape at the border as part of a human trafficking ring has become a cornerstone of his immigration speeches in recent weeks.

However, soon after the Washington Post questioned where he got that information, acting Border Patrol Assistant Chief Armando Sianez asked agents if they had any evidence to backup Trump’s claims, according to an email obtained by Vox.

The email asked for replies in under two hours and linked to the Washington Post story.

One border patrol source told Vox that he or she hadn’t heard of anyone who had fitting proof to share.

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