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    Top Sessions aide joins Trump campaign

    Top Sessions aide joins Trump campaign

    By Robert Costa January 25 at 2:41 PM

    Stephen Miller, a trusted aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, will join Donald Trump’s presidential campaign on Wednesday, serving as a senior policy adviser to the Republican front-runner.

    Hope Hicks, a spokesman for Trump, confirmed Miller’s move on Monday.

    [Poll: Donald Trump gained 15 points on Ted Cruz in Iowa in two weeks]

    The hiring of Miller is the latest sign that Trump’s tight-knit campaign team is expanding as he continues to lead GOP polls and planning to release more policies in the coming weeks as the primary race unfolds.

    It also underscores Trump’s increasingly cozy relationship with Sessions, a prominent immigration hard-liner in Congress who has yet to endorse a candidate.

    [“I like him,” Trump says of Sessions]

    Months ago, Sessions appeared at a Trump rally in Mobile, Ala., going so far as to don a “Make America Great Again” hat. Now the aide most often at his side is enlisting with Trump.

    Miller will work alongside Sam Clovis, Trump’s national campaign co-chairman and chief policy adviser, drafting white papers and assisting the candidate with debate preparations.

    The Trump campaign said that Miller will be in Iowa on Thursday to work with the candidate ahead of that evening’s Fox News debate, the final Republican forum before the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1.

    Miller, 30, is a graduate of Duke University who began his career as press secretary for various lawmakers, including former House members Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and John Shadegg (R-Ariz.). He began to work with Sessions in 2009 and has been an adviser and confidant to him for the past seven years.

    Miller won notice especially in 2013 during the immigration debate when he guided Sessions through countless interviews as the senator opposed the “Gang of Eight” and the push for comprehensive-immigration reform by many Republicans.

    When Sessions and Trump began to build a relationship last year, he asked Miller to work with Trump’s campaign as it thought through its immigration position. That experience laid the groundwork for Miller’s hire, a Trump associate said.

    Trump’s campaign said Miller plans to suspend his employment with Sessions while he works on the billionaire’s bid.

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    Miller, 30, is a graduate of Duke University who began his career as press secretary for various lawmakers, including former House members Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and John Shadegg (R-Ariz.). He began to work with Sessions in 2009 and has been an adviser and confidant to him for the past seven years.

    Miller won notice especially in 2013 during the immigration debate when he guided Sessions through countless interviews as the senator opposed the “Gang of Eight” and the push for comprehensive-immigration reform by many Republicans.

    When Sessions and Trump began to build a relationship last year, he asked Miller to work with Trump’s campaign as it thought through its immigration position. That experience laid the groundwork for Miller’s hire, a Trump associate said.

    Trump’s campaign said Miller plans to suspend his employment with Sessions while he works on the billionaire’s bid.
    Sounds very qualified! Welcome to the Trump Race for President!

    Trump always says "I will get the best people"!

    Indeed.
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    Money can buy a lot of things. Good for Trump. Anyone that worked as Sessions' right hand man has to be an asset.
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    I think his experience with the Gang of Eight Bill will be very helpful.
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    Top Sessions immigration & communications guru joins Trump campaign



    • WRITTEN BY CLIFF SIMS
    • ON JANUARY 25, 2016 AT 6:17 PM CST



    Stephen Miller, Jeff Sessions’ outgoing Communications Director and Donald Trump’s incoming policy advisor. (Photo: Screenshot)
    WASHINGTON — The Donald J. Trump presidential campaign got a behind-the-scenes boost on Monday when one of Senator Jeff Sessions’ (R-Ala.) top staffers agreed to join the campaign as senior policy adviser.

    Stephen Miller, who has worked for Sessions for the past seven years and until Monday held the role of Communications Director, first worked with Trump’s team last year when Sessions’ asked Miller to help them draft Mr. Trump’s immigration position.

    He will now hit the ground running by prepping the billionaire businessman for Thursday evening’s Fox News debate, the final one before the Iowa caucuses, where Trump and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) are locked in a close race.

    A Capitol Hill insider close to Sessions’ senate office told Yellowhammer on Monday that the Miller hiring is a significant move for the Trump campaign, and signals how serious the candidate has become about putting top-notch talent around himself.

    “Anyone who has been around (Senator Sessions) these last few years knows how much the senator has relied on Stephen,” the source said on condition of anonymity so they could speak freely about Miller’s position in Sessions’ orbit. “In the heat of the Gang of Eight (immigration bill) fight, Stephen was the one prepping the senator for every interview and putting out all those press releases and research that made their office the hub of information for the anti-amnesty Right. (Stephen) has been responsible for who-knows-how-many Breitbart, Yellowhammer and Drudge headlines over the years. Trump doesn’t need help getting headlines, of course. But what I am saying is Stephen is so in tune with the way regular Americans are thinking — you know, the kind of nerve Trump is touching right now. He’s the kind of guy who Trump’s going to need around him to flesh out his policies. It’s a great fit.”

    Miller, a 30-year-old veteran Hill staffer, first garnered attention in the conservative movement by vocally defending the Duke Lacrosse team against what turned out to be false rape allegations. Appearing on national television in his roles as a columnist for the Duke student newspaper and Executive Director of the Duke Conservative Union, Miller defended the rights of Duke lacrosse players against individuals leading what he described as a “witch hunt for political gain.”

    He later served as press secretary to former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and others before joining Sessions’ staff.
    Miller’s introduction of Sessions at a political event in 2014 gives insight into both his affinity for the Alabama senator and the way he views the current mood of the electorate.

    The one thing people crave above all else at this moment in history in the people they send to Washington is authenticity — people who are real, and in person, in private and in public the same person — people of character and integrity and dignity — people you can rely on to defend your interests and your values and to never be persuaded or influenced or manipulated by forces and interests and people who do not have the interests of America at heart.

    And if there’s one person in this whole country who we all know to be that person, it is Senator Jeff Sessions. He is the most authentic and sincere and dedicated person that anyone could ever have the privilege to work for…

    One of the things we’re missing from our political dialogue right now is the idea that the United States is a home. It is more than an accounting sheet. It is more than the sum of its GDP, it’s total tax collections or its total outlays. America is a family. America is the place that we love, to whom we give our loyalty and our allegiance and our devotion.

    But Washington has forgotten for too long that it owes its loyalty, dedication and devotion to the citizens of this country who call it home. Washington does not serve the interests of people living overseas or corporations headquartered all across this globe, but the real flesh and blood citizens who together create this nation, this home…

    And if there’s one man we can all rely on to defend the interests of that country and its people and its citizens, it’s United States Senator Jeff Sessions.


    And now Miller has perhaps added Donald Trump to that list as well.

    http://yellowhammernews.com/politics-2/top-sessions-immigration-communications-guru-joins-trump-campaign/
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    Donald Trump Hires Top Aide To Jeff Sessions To Help With Policy

    12:12 PM 01/26/2016
    Alex Pappas

    Donald Trump has hired a top aide to Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions for his presidential campaign, a sign that the Republican front-runner would continue focusing on the issue of immigration in a general election.

    Before accepting the job as a senior policy adviser to Trump, Stephen Miller served as communications director for Sessions. He announced his hiring in an email to friends and colleagues.

    The Alabama senator advised Trump on immigration as the candidate developed a policy paper on the subject. Trump also held a rally last year in Sessions’ hometown of Mobile, Ala., where the senator took the stage and briefly donned a “Make America Great Again” hat.

    Sessions has not yet endorsed anyone in the race.

    “I’M IN HEAVEN!” conservative commentator Ann Coulter tweeted in response to Miller’s hiring after it was reported by The Washington Post.

    “He’s not backing down on immigration,” Coulter, who holds similar views on the topic as Sessions, said of Trump.


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    I'M IN HEAVEN! Trump hires Sen. Sessions' brain trust, Stephen Miller - http://wapo.st/1njSvnc He's not backing down on immigration.
    12:44 PM - 25 Jan 2016


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