Ryan Devereaux+ Your Authors @rdevro reporter @theintercept — immigration. drug war. national security. Jul. 12, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

NEW: Border Patrol chief Carla Provost was a member of secret Facebook group  https://interc.pt/2G8AxAs 

The chief was the most senior of Border Patrol supervisors we identified in the group — others included chief patrol agents overseeing whole sectors, agents overseeing individual stations and union officials who have enjoyed direct access to the president  https://theintercept.com/2019/07/12/border-patrol-chief-carla-provost-was-a-member-of-secret-facebook-group/ 

News of the chief's participation in the Facebook group comes as @aoc, @RepEscobar, @RepRashida and @RepPressley are right now testifying before @RepCummings and the House Oversight and Reform Committee about their recent border visit.

Watch here:  https://www.c-span.org/video/?462505-1/house-oversight-hearing-border-child-separation-policy 

Bit more fallout from the BP FB group: at the end of today's oversight hearing, Jennifer Costello, acting DHS IG, confirmed that due to the reports that leadership knew about the group and did nothing, her office will be reviewing the matter in addition to CBP's investigation.

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