said he would pardon the top border official if he were to get arrested for breaking federal law by denying asylum-seekers entry into the U.S., .

BREAKING: In Calexico, CA last week, where POTUS told border agents to block asylum-seekers from entering the US contrary to law, Trump told CBP head McAleenan if he were sent to jail as a result, the president would pardon him, 2 Sr admin officials tell me.

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During his trip to the border at Calexico, California, last week, Trump told the head of Customs and Border Protection, Kevin McAleenan, that if he were sent to jail as a result of blocking immigrants from entering the country,

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