Tierney Sneed

Tierney Sneed is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked for U.S. News and World Report. She grew up in Florida and attended Georgetown University.

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Former Trump campaign chairman Corey Lewandowski denied on Tuesday that he was too cowardly to deliver President Trump’s 2017 backchannel message to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Instead, he blamed his failure to follow through on Trump’s directive — which sought that Sessions give a public speech curtailing the Russia probe — on a vacation he took with his family that summer, after Trump made the initial request.

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We already know from various court filings that President Trump’s voter fraud commission — and Kris Kobach’s claims, after its dissolution, that the Department of Homeland of Security was continuing its work — caused the administration a major headache.

But now, thanks to hundreds of pages of DHS emails that were released on Thursday  as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, we have a behind-the-scenes look at the chaos the commission and its dissolution caused the agency.

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