DC Daily: Casino mogul Wynn resigns from RNC role; Arpaio 'would deport' Dreamers

DC Daily: Arpaio 'would deport these Dreamers'
Posted at 11:50 AM, Jan 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-27 15:18:31-05

Here's what's happening in the political world Saturday, Jan. 27, 2017.

Republican officials: Steve Wynn resigns from RNC finance chairman position

-- According to two Republican officials, Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn resigned from his position as RNC finance chairman, CNN reports.

The resignation was also confirmed through the Associated Press through RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

Wynn is the subject of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, according to a Wall Street Journal report released this week.

He has denied the allegations.

CNN reported that GOP committee members were being told of the expected resignation Saturday.

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Former Sheriff Joe on DACA: 'I would deport these Dreamers'

-- Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told ABC News he agrees with most of President Donald Trump's policies but has a different stance on Dreamers.

"I would deport these Dreamers and let them see the country they came from, be ambassadors to our country, and later on give them kind of a fast track to come back into the United States legally and that would take care of a lot of issues," Arpaio told ABC News regarding thousands of "Dreamers" participating in the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.

Arpaio, who recently announced his campaign for Arizona's open Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake, has spoken out against amnesty for some time.

This week, the White House offered a plan to create a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants in exchange for $25 billion for his long-promised border wall and further border security.

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Trump plans for bipartisan, unifying tone in State of the Union address

-- President Trump is set to discuss "build a safe, strong and proud America" in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, ABC News reported.

The White House said the tone of the president's address "will be one of bipartisanship and it will be very forward-looking” and Trump would be “unifying” and speak “from the heart.”

Trump is expected to cover five major areas in his remarks: jobs and the economy, infrastructure, immigration, trade and national security.

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CNN: Clinton kept 2008 campaign aide despite sexual harassment allegations

-- Hillary Clinton did not fire a 2008 presidential campaign advisor accused of sexual harassment, against the recommendation of her campaign manager, CNN reports.

A female campaign staffer accused Clinton's faith adviser, Burns Strider, or harassment that included inappropriate touching, kissing on her forehead, and suggestive emails, sources told CNN.

Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle reportedly called for Strider's dismissal but Clinton declined to dismiss him, according to sources.

Clinton tweeted Friday that she "was dismayed when it occurred, but was heartened the young woman came forward, was heard, and had her concerns taken seriously and addressed."

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