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So committed is Trump to this fishing expedition that more resources are being poured into these activities even as the State Department as a whole faces massive cuts.
The other big problem here is that by allowing police to run every guest through a database, the hotel is also allowing the police to go on fishing expeditions in their search for otherwise law-abiding undocumented people.
His defenders accused investigators of needlessly sullying Esquith’s reputation with a fishing expedition that was determined to find behavioral blemishes or worse.
This is just a huge fishing expedition that the law doesn't allow.
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