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Nielsen: President and Restrictions

nielsen: Nielsen, one person said, tried to explain the issues were complex and that the department's powers were limited by a slew of legal restrictions, according to The Chronicle Herald. She told the president her team was doing everything it could, but the president was left unconvinced. Trump, who has grown increasingly frustrated by a spike in border apprehensions and legal setbacks, blamed Nielsen Wednesday for failing to do enough to stop them, according to people familiar with the exchange. The episode, first reported by The New York Times, left Nielsen on the verge of resignation, according to the paper, which also said Nielsen, the former deputy White House chief of staff, had drafted but not submitted a resignation letter. Homeland Security spokesman Tyler Houlton said in a tweet that, The nytimes article alleging that the Secretary drafted a resignation letter yesterday and was close to resigning is false. The department pushed back against that characterization. ( As reported in the news.