Category Archives: Statements

Truman Leadership Search Update

Dear Truman community, We are writing to update you on the search process for a President and CEO to lead Truman Center and Truman Project forward at a critical time for our nation. Our broad community of passionate patriots could not be better positioned to contribute to our national security, shared prosperity, and leadership role…
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Truman Project Statement on New Revelations Regarding DHS Secretary Nielsen and Family Separations by the Trump Administration

Washington, DC — Upon the release of a signed and approved Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo addressed to DHS Secretary Nielsen that recomended “prosecution of all amenable adults who cross our border illegally, including those presenting with a family unit,” Truman Project Interim Executive Director Bishop Garrison issued the following statement: “This memo’s release…
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Truman Project Statement on President Trump’s Reversal on Declassifying Russia Documents

Washington, DC – Today, after President Trump announced that he will not declassify documents related to the Russia investigation, Truman interim Executive Director Bishop Garrison issued the following statement: "President Trump’s original order for the Justice Department to declassify significant documents related to the Russia investigation was a clear abuse of power; selectively declassifying documents…
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Truman Project Statement Opposing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination for Supreme Court

Following the conclusion of the nomination hearings for President Trump’s second nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Truman Project Executive Director Bishop Garrison issued the following statement: “The failure to release tens of thousands of documents pertaining to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination until hours before his hearing began--and have only a fraction of the…
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Truman Center and Truman Project Announce Leadership Transition

On 06 September, Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project, in coordination with Human Rights First, announced that Truman President and CEO Michael Breen will become the new President and CEO of Human Rights First. Truman’s governing boards have asked Bishop Garrison, Managing Director of Policy and Advocacy, to serve as Truman’s…
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Truman Project Statement on Criminal Revelations in the Trump Orbit

Washington, DC – Today, in response to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort being convicted of 8 of his 18 financial crimes charges and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s guilty plea to 8 charges—including campaign finance violations at the direction of candidate Trump—Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “Convictions in…
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Truman Project Statement on Family Reunification Failure

In response to the Trump Administration’s failure to meet a court-imposed deadline for the reunification of families separated at the southern U.S. border, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “This evening, the Trump Administration missed a court-ordered deadline to reunite all of the nearly 3,000 children, ages 5 to 17,…
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Truman Project Statement on the Muslim Ban

Washington, DC – In light of this morning’s ruling upholding the Muslim ban, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “Freedom of religion and embracing pluralism are core elements of American society and our strategic engagement with the world, and we are strongest when we stand with our allies. The president's…
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Truman Project Statement on Executive Order Facilitating the Indefinite Detention of Families

Washington, DC – Following President Trump’s signing of an executive order which “resolves” his administration’s family separation crisis on the southern border by allowing for the indefinite detention of immigrant families, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “President Trump has signed an executive order that he claims ends family separations…
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Truman Project Statement on Trump-Kim Summit

"President Trump has consistently failed to take this summit seriously. He claimed he did not need to prepare, sought alarmingly little advice from national security and diplomatic professionals, and of course even temporarily cancelled the summit on a whim. Now, it is clear that all he ever truly wanted was a ‘historic’ photo opportunity—one that…
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