Kobach gave list of demands to White House for 'immigration czar' job: report
Added 05-20-19 07:58:02pm EST - “Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach? reportedly demanded the White House provide him access to a jet 24 hours a day and? an office in the West Wing should he take on the "immigration czar" position President Trump is considering…” - Thehill.com
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Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reportedly demanded the White House provide him access to a jet 24 hours a day and an office in the West Wing should he take on the “immigration czar" position President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE is considering creating.
The New York Times, citing three people familiar with the matter, reported on Monday the demands came as part of a list of conditions Kobach submitted the White House regarding the job. Among other things, Kobach asked for a promise that Trump would eventually nominate him to become Homeland Security secretary unless he wanted to stay in the role.
He said he would need to be the principal spokesperson for issues related to immigration and that cabinet secretaries with expertise on the issue would need to defer to him.
Kobach, who narrowly lost to Gov. Laura Kelly (D) in Kansas’s 2018 gubernatorial election, reportedly requested the jet for travel to the border, as well as trips to Kansas on the weekends. The list of conditions, which also called for so-called walk-in privileges to the Oval Office, was submitted in recent weeks as he talked about his potential interest in the role, The Times reported.
The White House declined to comment to The New York Times about the list. Kobach did not respond to requests for comment from The Times. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.
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