The New York Times is being criticized for its decision not to release audio from an interview with President Donald Trump's senior policy adviser Stephen Miller after an objection from the White House.
Miller - the champion and partial architect of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that separated more than 2,000 children from their parents since April and now detains many of them in cages- dined out at Espita Mezcaleria in Washington, DC on Sunday, as protests grew over the policy.
Many Republicans have voiced concerns about the president's "zero-tolerance" policy at the border which led to the separating of families and the detaining of young children and babies.
Trump's conflicting rhetoric on border separations muddles immigration debate
Despite Trump's stance, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the chamber would press ahead on legislation next week. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte , R-Va., said he "absolutely" would continue the immigration push.
After the article was published, Splinter later reported that their main Twitter page, as well as the accounts of several of their writers, had been temporarily suspended for re-tweeting or posting about the article.
Coppins suggested that the controversy, which is sweeping social media and drawing nationwide protests, is not a deterrent for Miller, but rather one of his aims: "For Miller, the public outrage and anger elicited by policies like forced family separation are a feature, not a bug".
On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order that he said would keep families at the border together while strengthening security. "It's a policy announced by choice by the Trump administration".
The article's author justified the move by referring to Trump's publicizing of Sen.