White House Rejects Invitation For Stephen Miller To Testify

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White House Rejects Invitation For Stephen Miller To Testify
House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings wanted Miller to testify on "troubling" immigration decisions.
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The White House rejected a congressional committee's invitation to have senior adviser Stephen Miller testify.

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings extended the invitation in a letter sent April 17.

Cummings wrote that he wants Miller to give answers on some "troubling" Trump administration immigration decisions, like its old policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Cummings said the committee also wants information on the recent personnel shakeup at the Department of Homeland Security and President Trump's confirmation that he's considering releasing detained migrants specifically into sanctuary cities

In his reply to the invitation, a White House lawyer pointed out that aides don't traditionally testify before Congress and that the Trump administration could instead make "cabinet secretaries and other agency leaders" available to discuss immigration.

Miller has reportedly helped shape some of the Trump administration's hard-line positions on immigration. And CNN recently reported that President Trump told his aides that Miller was to be in charge of all issues at the border. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.