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Breaking: Trump Is Rejecting Obama’s Executive Order

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President Trump’s administration reportedly will not follow an Obama-era executive order that required the release of a yearly report on the the number of civilians killed U.S. anti-terorrism strikes.

As reported by thehill.com

The report, due Tuesday, was first set up by President Obama in 2016 as a way to provide more transparency on drone strikes in the Middle East.

“The executive order that requires the civilian casualty report is under review” and could be “modified” or “rescinded,” a White House spokesman told The Washington Post.

A White House spokesman also told the Post that there was no increase in civilian casualties in 2017.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) objected strongly to the story Tuesday evening, calling the administration’s decision “a dangerous low” in government and expressing skepticism over the claims of no increased casualties.

“We know from independent assessments that civilian deaths are on the rise from U.S. attacks,” Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, said in a statement.

It is astonishing how every intricate detail of Trump’s administration becomes the biggest scandal for the media. They truly are foaming at the mouth with hopes of taking him down.

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