Turns out Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan gave solely to Democrats for years…

Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan is under fire for leaking the ICE raids that would have begun the deportations of 2,000 illegals this past weekend.

Tom Homan accused McAleenan of the leaks on Saturday morning:



And in an op-ed today the president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) essentially accused him as well, repeating accusations that were apparently in the DC examiner and explaining that McAleenan is a liberal, both in policy and in those to whom he donates:

As recently reported in the Washington Examiner, Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan allegedly disclosed the scope, date, and location – law enforcement sensitive information – to the Washington Post just prior to the operation’s start date.

If this is true, then Mr. McAleenan was inexcusably willing to put the public at risk and law enforcement officers in harm’s way in order to further his own agenda, an agenda which has not aligned with that of President Trump from the day he was appointed to his previous position as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Before the “why” question can be answered, you must know who Mr. McAleenan really is.

Mr. McAleenan’s personal beliefs are rooted in liberal policy and philosophy. Not a negative or positive quality, except when you consider he has been charged with carrying out President Trump’s immigration agenda. He has proven his political leanings in his actions, including his campaign contributions.

According to Jessica Vaughn of the Center for Immigration Studies, Mr. McAleenan was an outspoken proponent of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Also, prior to 2010, Mr. McAleenan donated large sums of money (comparatively speaking for a federal employee) to both the Democratic Party as well as Democratic candidates. According to the FEC records I’ve seen, he has never donated to the Republican Party or a Republican candidate.

The Washington Examiner goes into more detail on McAleenan’s giving:

McAleenan had no giving history until the 2008 presidential election, Federal Election Commission data shows. He made 11 contributions from $100 to $600 totaling $3,000 to then-Sen. Barack Obama between November 2007 and November 2008. One $100 donation was rescinded.

The Trump-appointed Cabinet member gave $67.10 to the DNC Services Corporation/Democratic National Committee in October 2008, then $3,300 to the same entity in November. Two weeks later, that large donation was rescinded, according to Federal Election Commission records.

Federal Election Commission data shows Corina Avalos McAleenan, whom the acting secretary married in 2002, gave a total $888 in two $444 donations to Obama for America and Obama Victory Fund 2012. The assistant commissioner did not give to any person or group that cycle.

Kevin McAleenan also made six contributions between 2009 and 2014 totaling $182.50 to ActBlue, a nonprofit organization that fundraises for Democratic candidates and organizations.

During the 2016 presidential election, the then-deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection did not pledge money to any political candidate, but his wife made three donations totaling $505 to Hillary for America in July 2016, shortly after Clinton had clinched the party’s nomination and Donald Trump had won the Republican nomination.

There’s more giving listed in the article, including to the likes of Rahm Emmanuel and others.

But the biggest issue is the potential leaking of these plans. If he in fact did leak them, then Trump needs to fire him quickly and replace him with someone who won’t compromise the security of agents and the job they have to do.

I don’t know where things stand now, whether the DOJ is on the hunt for the leaker or not, but I hope that Trump has people looking into it.

Whether or not McAleenan is behind the leak, he’s sure being fingered by a number of people who have Trump’s ear, which could mean that his end is drawing nigh.

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95 thoughts on “Turns out Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan gave solely to Democrats for years…

  1. trumpy is so good at picking underlings. Truth is…he doesn’t pick kaka. These yahoos are chosen for him; just like any and all potus decisions. #FakeAssGovt

    1. So if Trump wanted to appoint those that did not seem to support his policies, why did he fire Tillerson and Mattis? Your theory doesn’t hold up.

      1. It is just a theory but consider the fact that tillerson and mattis both wouldn’t support any syria bs and definitely no iran bs. So why does trump halt the offensive the other day? Honestly I think he just decided to over rule grandwizard neocon bolton and the rest of his ilk to just show them he is still the potus or something. Unfortunately, the iran situation is far from over and team american empire will be suckered into another useless war. Those things lead me to believe such things as potus having virtually no power outside of deciding what to eat at the weekly cabinet meeting.

        1. Yes you are exactly right, your ideas are just your own theories, just as mine are.

          So, he decided to overrule that awful warmonger Bolton, but America will still get into another useless war anyway? I thank God every day that I never bought the Libertarian (Libertine) agenda. I don’t support America doing “nation building,” but I do support attacking our enemies with proportionate strikes against them which is not war.

      1. Because he was told to. I don’t think trump gives two poops about any of this governing stuff. He just loves the pomp and circumstance of being potus. Not much different than obama really.

        1. Lately he seems unsure of himself and appears to be bouncing around with his decision making.

  2. Tom Homan is angry and I don’t blame him. I said the other day whoever leaked this needs to be prosecuted. At the very least McAleenan needs to be fired ASAP.

  3. The Dems don’t give a damm about our ICE agents, or the Border Security being put in harms way in order to push their agenda. Some have called for ICE to be abolished.

    Who ever in the hel1 is advising Trump on who to appoint as “acting” agency heads? It should have been very easy for the Trump admin. to look into McAleenan’s donation history and what party he is a part of. OTOH, I wonder how many are willing to be a part of the agencies such as the FBI, the CIA and DHS who have increasing come under the microscope, and will likely eventually be found to be the most corrupt agencies in history. Are they place holders that are throwaways for when those agencies are completely discreditied by the Barr investigation? Who would step forward to take those jobs in this current atmosphere. I pray that Barr will clean them all out of the traitors that they are.

    1. Ha…. and you and nearly everyone else still think the “dems” are to blame for these things. Newsflash….so are the so called republicans as in they’re all the same….as in these idiots answer only to corporate/lobbiest and other money men interests. #FakeAssGovt

      1. :thumbsup: I completely agree with you. The McConnell, Boehner, Ryan R’s are very much so just as responsible for the current disaster. The elite R’s are in fact as responsible for the current state of affairs. How do we get rid of McConnell first, which would get rid of his footsoldiers as well?

        1. If the insiders really had the balls to go after his asian hooker wife, that would be about the only way for that idiot. Other than that, I see stupid people in KY.

          1. About everyone on the planet knows that McConnell has an Asian wife. No one in KY is going to “go after McConnell” because of who he married. Those in KY know exactly who he has been married to for years. Can you come up with something better than that?

  4. Lots of Monday Morning Quarterbacking going on when it comes to Trump’s Cabinet. For Trump’s sake, I think he will do the right thing and fire this guy. From a more strategic standpoint, Trump needs to do these ICE raids unannounced. Keep the strategy close to the vest.

    1. It’s not Monday morning quarterbacking when Trump makes the same mistake over and over and over again. Even if Trump didn’t disclose the operation, this guy would have leaked. He has an open-borders agenda, and that’s what they do.

  5. Fire this shameful loser. And shame on Trump for not knowing he is a part of the infidels.

  6. If he’s the leaker, fire him. I don’t see how this isn’t a crime as well. He leaked confidential information not privy to the public.

    I would fire him anyway. I don’t know why Trump would have him at that job if he doesn’t agree with Trump’s agenda.

    1. There is no blanket statute criminalizing the leaking of non-public confidential information.

      1. @slantry There should be in a case like this. This could have gotten agents killed if the operation went forward. This isn’t even the first time this has happened.

  7. Dang it.
    I wish the Trump admin would properly vet these people.
    McAleelan needs to be fired.

    1. AMEN to that. It would appear Trump has many in close proximity that are trying all they can to make him fail. I pray that someone wises up—and soon! This is getting ridiculous.

    1. Fire him for leaking. Investigate if the leaks were criminal. Indict if they were. And then do McCabe…..

  8. Fire this shameful loser. And shame on Trump for not knowing he is a part of the infidels.

  9. I suspect that there are many more, if not a majority, in the government just like McAleenan. And so many of the insiders hate Trump that to replace them all with Trump loyalists is impossible. He should fire this skunk. But then the media will have a field day excoriating him for firing said skunk.

    When you have a media so much against you it’s difficult for you to do anything without a big brouhaha.

    Frankly I am surprised that Trump has managed to withstand their determination to overturn the last election. Most regular politicians would be curled up in a fetal position by now.

    I’m not a Trump fan and I didn’t vote for him but I do like that he fights back. I am so sick of the spineless right.

  10. Whoever recommended this guy should be fired. This is one of the main differences between a president Cruz and Trump. Cruz knows enough about the system and players to know who to put at the top, and they’d pick good people the next level down etc. Trump is swimming in the deep, sludgy swamp, and can’t tell the difference between a log and an alligator. That’s the difference between being all talk, and actually having your policies implemented. The other issue is Trump can’t decide if he wants a big beautiful DACA or wall. That’s what happens when ignorant people go for style over substance.

    1. Another difference between trump and Cruz is that the media gobbled up Cruz, spit him out, marginalized and neutralized him in a matter of days…whereas they’ve failed to do so with Trump after years of trying.
      PS-I love Cruz

      1. They attacked him a lot, sure. I wouldn’t characterize it that way, though. He held his own against the media, because like Trump, he would mostly play strongly for his base.

  11. I suspect that there are many more, if not a majority, in the government just like McAleenan. And so many of the insiders hate Trump that to replace them all with Trump loyalists is impossible. He should fire this skunk. But then the media will have a field day excoriating him for firing said skunk.

    When you have a media so much against you it’s difficult for you to do anything without a big brouhaha.

    Frankly I am surprised that Trump has managed to withstand their determination to overturn the last election. Most regular politicians would be curled up in a fetal position by now.

    I’m not a Trump fan and I didn’t vote for him but I do like that he fights back. I am so sick of the spineless right.

  12. Whoever recommended this guy should be fired. This is one of the main differences between a president Cruz and Trump. Cruz knows enough about the system and players to know who to put at the top, and they’d pick good people the next level down etc. Trump is swimming in the deep, sludgy swamp, and can’t tell the difference between a log and an alligator. That’s the difference between being all talk, and actually having your policies implemented. The other issue is Trump can’t decide if he wants a big beautiful DACA or wall. That’s what happens when ignorant people go for style over substance.

    1. Another difference between trump and Cruz is that the media gobbled up Cruz, spit him out, marginalized and neutralized him in a matter of days…whereas they’ve failed to do so with Trump after years of trying.
      PS-I love Cruz

      1. They attacked him a lot, sure. I wouldn’t characterize it that way, though. He held his own against the media, because like Trump, he would mostly play strongly for his base.

  13. McAleenan needs to be immediately removed from his post. It would be refreshing to see someone like Kris Kobach, who actually wants to keep foreigners from illegally coming into our nation, filling the DHS Secretary post.

  14. When it comes to DoD, I don’t care if Mattis himself gave money to Obama. He was the right man for the job.

    The question is, politics aside, is this guy good for the job?

  15. Lots of Monday Morning Quarterbacking going on when it comes to Trump’s Cabinet. For Trump’s sake, I think he will do the right thing and fire this guy. From a more strategic standpoint, Trump needs to do these ICE raids unannounced. Keep the strategy close to the vest.

    1. It’s not Monday morning quarterbacking when Trump makes the same mistake over and over and over again. Even if Trump didn’t disclose the operation, this guy would have leaked. He has an open-borders agenda, and that’s what they do.

  16. McAleenan needs to be immediately removed from his post. It would be refreshing to see someone like Kris Kobach, who actually wants to keep foreigners from illegally coming into our nation, filling the DHS Secretary post.

  17. trumpy is so good at picking underlings. Truth is…he doesn’t pick kaka. These yahoos are chosen for him; just like any and all potus decisions. #FakeAssGovt

    1. So if Trump wanted to appoint those that did not seem to support his policies, why did he fire Tillerson and Mattis? Your theory doesn’t hold up.

      1. It is just a theory but consider the fact that tillerson and mattis both wouldn’t support any syria bs and definitely no iran bs. So why does trump halt the offensive the other day? Honestly I think he just decided to over rule grandwizard neocon bolton and the rest of his ilk to just show them he is still the potus or something. Unfortunately, the iran situation is far from over and team american empire will be suckered into another useless war. Those things lead me to believe such things as potus having virtually no power outside of deciding what to eat at the weekly cabinet meeting.

        1. Yes you are exactly right, your ideas are just your own theories, just as mine are.

          So, he decided to overrule that awful warmonger Bolton, but America will still get into another useless war anyway? I thank God every day that I never bought the Libertarian (Libertine) agenda. I don’t support America doing “nation building,” but I do support attacking our enemies with proportionate strikes against them which is not war.

      1. Because he was told to. I don’t think trump gives two poops about any of this governing stuff. He just loves the pomp and circumstance of being potus. Not much different than obama really.

        1. Lately he seems unsure of himself and appears to be bouncing around with his decision making.

  18. The Dems don’t give a damm about our ICE agents, or the Border Security being put in harms way in order to push their agenda. Some have called for ICE to be abolished.

    Who ever in the hel1 is advising Trump on who to appoint as “acting” agency heads? It should have been very easy for the Trump admin. to look into McAleenan’s donation history and what party he is a part of. OTOH, I wonder how many are willing to be a part of the agencies such as the FBI, the CIA and DHS who have increasing come under the microscope, and will likely eventually be found to be the most corrupt agencies in history. Are they place holders that are throwaways for when those agencies are completely discreditied by the Barr investigation? Who would step forward to take those jobs in this current atmosphere. I pray that Barr will clean them all out of the traitors that they are.

    1. Ha…. and you and nearly everyone else still think the “dems” are to blame for these things. Newsflash….so are the so called republicans as in they’re all the same….as in these idiots answer only to corporate/lobbiest and other money men interests. #FakeAssGovt

      1. :thumbsup: I completely agree with you. The McConnell, Boehner, Ryan R’s are very much so just as responsible for the current disaster. The elite R’s are in fact as responsible for the current state of affairs. How do we get rid of McConnell first, which would get rid of his footsoldiers as well?

        1. If the insiders really had the balls to go after his asian hooker wife, that would be about the only way for that idiot. Other than that, I see stupid people in KY.

          1. About everyone on the planet knows that McConnell has an Asian wife. No one in KY is going to “go after McConnell” because of who he married. Those in KY know exactly who he has been married to for years. Can you come up with something better than that?

            1. I was referring to her unscrupulous dealings with China that have mysteriously disappeared.
              Ummm… He looks like a looney tunes alien character? 🙂

  19. If he’s the leaker, fire him. I don’t see how this isn’t a crime as well. He leaked confidential information not privy to the public.

    I would fire him anyway. I don’t know why Trump would have him at that job if he doesn’t agree with Trump’s agenda.

    1. There is no blanket statute criminalizing the leaking of non-public confidential information.

      1. @slantry There should be in a case like this. This could have gotten agents killed if the operation went forward. This isn’t even the first time this has happened.

    1. Fire him for leaking. Investigate if the leaks were criminal. Indict if they were. And then do McCabe…..

  20. Tom Homan is angry and I don’t blame him. I said the other day whoever leaked this needs to be prosecuted. At the very least McAleenan needs to be fired ASAP.

  21. If he leaked, he should be put up on charges if it can be proved. And he knows better than this so it is sabotage.

  22. Dang it.
    I wish the Trump admin would properly vet these people.
    McAleelan needs to be fired.

    1. AMEN to that. It would appear Trump has many in close proximity that are trying all they can to make him fail. I pray that someone wises up—and soon! This is getting ridiculous.

  23. When it comes to DoD, I don’t care if Mattis himself gave money to Obama. He was the right man for the job.

    The question is, politics aside, is this guy good for the job?

  24. If he leaked, he should be put up on charges if it can be proved. And he knows better than this so it is sabotage.

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