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JM Ashby
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In other news, following the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) conclusion that DHS director Chad Wolf was illegally appointed, a federal judge has now ruled the same and blocked some of Wolf's recent orders.

Meanwhile, Trump's Department of Justice is targeting his former national security adviser John Bolton for possibly including classified information in his book.

I don't like Bolton, but this is bullshit. He submitted the book to the White House Counsel's office for review and the regime couldn't give a reason in court to block its publication.

Finally, a whisteblower says Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been performing unnecessary hysterectomies on immigrant women in their custody, sometimes without clearly telling them what would happen. From VICE:

The complaint, filed on behalf of several detained immigrants and a nurse named Dawn Wooten, details several accounts of recent “jarring medical neglect” at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, which is run by the private prison company LaSalle South Corrections and houses people incarcerated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In interviews with Project South, a Georgia nonprofit, multiple women said that hysterectomies were stunningly frequent among immigrants detained at the facility.

“When I met all these women who had had surgeries, I thought this was like an experimental concentration camp,” said one woman, who said she’d met five women who’d had hysterectomies after being detained between October and December 2019. The woman said that immigrants at Irwin are often sent to see one particular gynecologist outside of the facility. “It was like they’re experimenting with their bodies.”

In one case, Wooten said, a woman who ended up with a hysterectomy was not properly anesthetized and overhead the doctor say that he’d taken out the wrong ovary. That woman had to go back and get her other ovary removed as well, Wooten said.

Is ICE running a white supremacist eugenics program?

This may be the most disturbing thing we've heard about ICE under Trump.

  • “It can’t happen here” is bullshit. Americans should be ashamed.

  • muselet

    • Everything Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli have done is legally suspect. This would make me feel borderline happy except the Trump administration will appeal the decisions and (probably) refuse to recognize this court’s orders.

    • John Bolton is a bloodthirsty lunatic, but the administration is going after him solely because he broke omertà.

    • Apologies for the Godwin, but what’s Auschwitz without a Mengele?

    –alopecia