daniel ragsdale was replaced around 10:30 this evening. again, we don't have any explanation as to why he was taken out. tonight's personnel moves come as multiple lawsuits have come challenges the constitutionality of friday's executive order and after huge protests erupted at airports nationwide following the temporary detention of people traveling to the u.s. with valid green cards and visas. today five judges in five districts all ruled against the order. the order went 0 for 5. also by council on american-islamic relations the largest muslim civil rights organization in the country. there is a lot going on. a lot of it is as yet unexplained. again, the big headline tonight, president donald trump firing the acting attorney general of the united states sally yates after she refused to defend his executive order in court. this story broke in the 9:00 p.m. eastern hour. and one of our guests in our 9:00 p.m. eastern hour was eric lish bloe blou, an investigator for the "new york times" who was essentially learning the news as we were as
daniel ragsdale was replaced by thomas homan. he has been in ice and removal operations since 2013. there was no immediate reason given for the change, but the homeland security secretary john kelly said, i am confident that homan will continue to serve as a strong, effective leader for the men and women of ice. homeland security said late last night that daniel ragsdale returns to his full-time position as deputy director. >>> and now to the decision to give white house chief strategist steve bannon a seat on the principle's committee. the former nsa director michael hayden expressed concern saying the move seems to put ideology over the expertise of the director of the national security and the joint chiefs chairman. >>> and former obama senior adviser david axelrod is weighing in saying, he woke up as an alternative fact at press secretary sean spicer said this on "morning joe" and later at his press briefings. >> david axelrod attended national security meetings, as did robert gibbs. so all we did was become transparent and put down on paper who is going to attend. >> well, let'
contrary to reporting, daniel ragsdale has been i.c.e. dep tip director for more than four years and remains deputy director. so what exactly does that mean? was he never acting director? was he promoted and then demoted? how do e we follow this when we're not sure who to believe? joining us is the white house reporter if for "the huffington post" and she's been covering this story all evening. thank you for coming on the show to help us understand this. i. >> thank you for having me. . >> it's a little confusing at this point. can you tell us who daniel ragsdale is and what just happened to him. >> certainly, daniel is the now former acting director of i.c.e. he was the acting director for exactly ten days. from the 20th to now, from trump's inauguration. as a civil servant, he was simply deemoted and replaced with a man named thomas whoman, who was the chief enforcement officer at i.c.e. >> sorry to interrupt you. was this -- does this mean that thomas is now going to serve in that job for ten days and they have some other person in min
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