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Kirstjen Nielsen Finally (Mostly) Admitted That She Carried Out A Family Separation Policy

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee on border security on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 6, 2019. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credi... Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee on border security on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 6, 2019. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 6, 2019 6:22 pm

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tried her best not to lie to Congress on Wednesday about the Trump administration’s since-discontinued policy of systematic family separation. Committee members tried to get her to tell the truth. Those aren’t the same thing.

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