President Trump told aides he wanted to sign a full immigration bill as part of an executive order, which one administration official described as an “insane idea.” Lawyers told Trump that he can’t change immigration law by fiat, said a person familiar with the discussions.
The president invited families of Americans killed by those in the country illegally to tell their stories of being “permanently separated” from their loved ones, an implicit comparison to the temporary family separations of his hard-line policy.
A campaign spokesman said Arrington and a friend were in a car that was struck by another vehicle traveling in the wrong direction. She was reported to be alert after surgery. Her Democratic opponent, Joe Cunningham, said he would suspend active campaigning under Arrington recovers.
But because the president is not bound by the same conflict-of-interest laws as most federal employees, the top government ethics official said Congress — and ultimately the voters — are responsible for holding Trump in check.