The Latest: White House blasts ruling on immigrants program

White House aides have been told to make a decision before the end of January whether they intend to leave the administration or stay through the November midterm elections

White House aides have been told to make a decision before the end of January whether they intend to leave the administration or stay through the November midterm elections

With an eye on bolstering cyber security protocols and cracking down on leaks to the media, Chief of Staff John Kelly issued a memo to staff on Wednesday outlining the administration's new ban on personal cell phones within the West Wing complex of the White House. He has said Mexican immigrants were "bringing crime" and were "rapists".

The new guidelines on "unmasking" Americans, however, were a side show to the House showdown over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, reauthorizing a collection program set to expire on Jan. 19.

"For the purposes of this memorandum, the West Wing means the facility generally located between the President's Executive Residence and West Executive Drive", a footnote of the memo reads.

Cornyn said the six lawmakers were hoping for a deal and "everyone would fall in line". Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican who frequently champions civil liberties issues, threatened to filibuster the reauthorization, citing privacy concerns.

When intelligence agency and congressional leaders saw that post, only hours before the scheduled House vote, they scrambled to urge Trump to follow up restating his official support.

An onscreen graphic during the segment read, "House votes on controversial FISA act today".

"This is the act that may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phony Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?"

Cornyn said the real work for a bipartisan immigration deal will be achieved by a group of four leading lawmakers - the No. 2 Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate. She said, "This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation" and called on Trump to apologize to the American people "and the nations he so wantonly maligned". "Do we need more Haitians?'"

In recent months, top advisers on foreign and domestic policy have announced their departures.

"How do 6 people bind the other 94 in the Senate?" "FISA is something the President should have known about long before he turned on Fox this morning".

While the memo cites the need to protect classified information, one senior White House official says this is really more about preventing those embarrassing and politically damaging leaks that have plagued Trump's first year in office.

"Our security is not a partisan issue", said Coats, a former senator from Indiana.

The FBI and intelligence agencies say being able to query the database is essential to keeping America safe and the Trump administration had wanted the program to be reauthorized without change.

These six reporters will work in conjunction with CNN's extensive team of digital White House reporters.

At a White House bargaining session Tuesday, Trump told nearly two dozen lawmakers that they were "not that far away from comprehensive immigration reform".

The House ultimately passed the legislation on Thursday by a vote of 256 to 164.

Exceptions would apply, such as for murder, kidnapping and other crimes specified in the bill.

Earlier, the House rejected a measure that would have imposed stiffer restrictions on the FBI.

Trump's position seemed to be in opposition to the Trump administration's position, potentially putting the reauthorization vote in doubt. Forty-five Republicans and 119 Democrats voted no. He never cited any evidence, and top intelligence and FBI officials as well as Republicans in Congress swiftly rejected the accusations as false.

Among Republicans, some conservatives are insisting on going further than the steps that Trump has suggested. The Associated Press hasn't independently confirmed the report.

As Trump's morning tweet sent shockwaves through Washington, the president once again took to Twitter, this time to voice support for the 702 authority.

"We weren't confused, but some of you were", press secretary Sarah Sanders said. That reality has been exacerbated during Trump's first year in office, which was marked by chaos, internal backbiting and the constant specter of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. But it wasn't just Democrats objecting.

DeStefano will also continue to oversee the Office of Presidential Personnel, as well as taking responsibility for the Office of Public Liaison and the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, people familiar with the plans said.