Category Archives: Statements

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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Truman Project Statement Opposing Gina Haspel’s Nomination for CIA Director

Washington, DC — Following Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “It was entirely necessary that Gina Haspel pledged to ‘not allow the CIA to undertake activity that [she] thought was immoral, even if it was technically legal’ during…
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Truman Project Statement on President Trump’s Choice to Violate the JCPOA

Washington, DC – In response to President Trump’s decision to refuse to issue agreed-upon sanctions waivers and therefore violate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (more commonly known as the ‘Iran Deal’), Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “President Trump’s decision to violate the international nuclear agreement that is preventing…
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Truman Project Statement on the Legislation to Protect Special Counsel Mueller from a Politically-Motivated Firing

Washington, DC – Today, after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “This bill is bipartisan, bicameral, and in the clear national security interest of the United States. Protecting Special Counsel Mueller from a politically-motivated firing is…
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Truman Project Statement on Border Deployment of National Guard

Washington, DC – In light of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s announcement that President Trump will be ordering the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexican border, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “Beyond the pomp of a proclamation signing yesterday evening, the Trump Administration needs to move quickly to provide clear…
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Truman Project Statement on Latest Transgender Troop Policy

Washington, DC -- In response to the new Trump Administration policy that will ban most transgender troops from serving in the U.S. military, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: "Transgender Americans serve our country in the military, intelligence community, and diplomatic corps with distinction--something President Trump used five deferments to…
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Truman Project Statement on Bolton Appointment

Washington, DC -- In response to the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “John Bolton’s consistent, public, and remarkably unashamed response to nearly every international crisis—including Iraq in 2002 and both Iran and North Korea at present—has been to call for war.…
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Truman Project Statement on Trump-Kim Negotiation Announcement

Washington, DC -- In response to reports that President Trump will accept North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s offer for a direct meeting and negotiation, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “While the United States must make every attempt at serious diplomacy before resorting to the use of force in…
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