We stand with President’s advisor Stephen Miller in the face of the vicious smear. He had been continuously defamed and dehumanized (Terrible News: Stephen Miller Reportedly Has a Human Girlfriend, Vanity Fair) since the January 2017 travel ban.
The latest smear campaign is entirely based on the fake “Hayden dossier”.
Michael E. Hayden the Faker
The author of the SPLC hit piece (dossier) Michael Edison Hayden together with his Columbia Journalism Review colleague Sam Thielman have recently created & posted a screenshot of a fake Trump tweet, supposedly tweeting about their article in CJR. The article was (hold tight!) about spotting fakes.
Donald Trump probably doesn’t even know about M.E. Hayden’s existence. To be sure, I checked @realDonaldTrump tweets, including deleted ones, and didn’t find anything similar to one in the screenshot.
To be precise about their work distribution: Michael E. Hayden was listed as the author under the CJR article and thanked Sam Thielman for contribution. When promoting the article on Twitter, Sam Thielman tweeted the fake screenshot, and Michael E. Hayden retweeted it. Sam Thielman was one of the most active pushers of the Russia hoax.
The Fake Hayden dossier Part I (36 pages, 6000 words), Part II (11 pages, 1700 words), Part III (20 pages, 2600 words). Many people take the dossier author and the Fake News at their word. In fact, the Hayden dossier consists of 67 pages of dense smears, and contains only a handful of quotes from Stephen’s emails, which might have been altered. Even these handful of quotes, cherry picked from 900 emails, show zero evidence to support the idea that Stephen Miller is a white nationalist or supremacist. These quotes don’t even show an “affinity” to white nationalism, or “trafficking” in white supremacist literature. Stephen Miller openly admits that he is a civic nationalist he doesn’t only focus on immigration – it is just one of many topics he discusses. Hayden’s dossier is a blatantly false narrative, promulgated by the “usual suspects”. I reproduce all the quotes from the dossier and two additional pieces, published in on November 19 and 25, in the order they have been placed by the dossier writer. Some of them are sent by McHugh or somebody else, so what Stephen wrote is in bold, below. Square brackets are in the dossier.
The quotes are mostly related to the immigration, but they are cherry picked and possibly altered by M.E. Hayden out of 900 emails provided by Katie McHugh, mostly from his exchanges with her, and are not representative of Stephen’s interests.
Alleged Quotes, Part I (Nov 12)
Referring to the Hurricane Patricia.
McHugh, Oct. 23, 2015, 6:10 p.m. ET: “This being the worst hurricane ever recorded, what are the chances it wreaks destruction on Mexico and drives a mass migration to the U.S. border?”
Miller, Oct. 23, 2015, 6:12 p.m. ET: “100 percent. And they will all get TPS. And all the ones here will get TPS too. That needs to be the weekend’s BIG story. TPS is everything.”
McHugh, Oct. 23, 2015, 6:22 p.m. ET: “Wow. Ok. Is there precedent for this?”
Miller, Oct. 23, 2015, 6:31 p.m. ET: [VDARE link]
Links to an article Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Mexico’s Hurricane Patricia And “Temporary Protected Status” by Steve Sailer. There is nothing racist or white supremacist in this article. But the dossier goes on and on about other writings of Mr. Sailer and other posts on VDARE.
McHugh, Sept. 1, 2015, 8:49 p.m. ET: “‘Next America.’ We’re being invaded and talked into tolerating it.”
Miller, Sept. 1, 2015, 9:01 p.m. ET: “It’s treated as organic. No mention of voluntary policy which can be shut off.”
McHugh, Sept. 6, 2015, 3:34 p.m. ET: “[Breitbart editor] Neil [Munro], Julia [Hahn] and I are going to do a series of stories on [nonwhite SAT scores] to break it down. Neil says it’s easier for people to digest that way and change their minds.”
Miller, Sept. 6, 2015, 3:41 p.m. ET: “On the education angle? Makes sense. Also, you see the Pope saying west must, in effect, get rid of borders. Someone should point out the parallels to Camp of the Saints.”
Notice that the phrase ‘nonwhite SAT scores’ has been added to the McHugh’s quote by the dossier author.
The Camp of Saints is a book, described on Amazon as “Originally published in France in 1973 and in English translation in 1975 by the distinguished American publisher Charles Scribner Sons, The Camp of the Saints has been described as the 1984 of the late twentieth century.”
McHugh, July 7, 2015, 3:19 p.m. ET: Wow. We’ll likely never see any stats on interracial crime come from the DOJ ever again, but they have added “Hispanic” as a category rather than classifying them all as “white.” [National Review link]
The links point to an article by Heather Mac Donald. The article shows exactly the opposite to what the dossier author claims: “The racist massacre of nine black worshippers at a Charleston, S.C., church on June 17 was an act of such heinous ugliness that it demands to be scrutinized for any larger meanings it may possess.” It is not clear from the dossier whether the following was an immediate reply to this email or there were interceding ones.
Miller, July 7, 2015, 3:35 p.m. ET: “Let me know when you can talk re: immigrant crime. Have some thoughts.”
McHugh, July 7, 2015, 4:45 p.m. ET: “I can chat now if you’re free.”
Links to the FBI website.
Miller, Sept. 1, 2015, 2:38 p.m. ET: “Hey Katie, Hope all is well. Was curious to see if you were still planning a story with the DOJ crime victims’ data.”
McHugh, Sept. 1, 2015, 2:56 p.m. ET: “Hi Stephen, yes, I’d like to. Can we touch base tomorrow morning/early afternoon after I write a couple of assignments?”
Miller, Sept. 1, 2015, 3:10 p.m. ET: “Absolutely”
Miller, June 23, 2015, 3:10 p.m. ET: “‘22.6 percent of Southern men who were between the ages of 20 and 24 in 1860 lost their lives because of the war.’” [history.com link]
The link points to the article Civil War Deadlier Than Previously Thought?
Miller, June 23, 2015, 3:31 p.m. ET: “That’s a really, really, really good point.
Have you thought about going to Amazon and finding the commie flags and then doing a story on that? I think you’ve hit on something potentially profound.”
McHugh, June 23, 2015, 3:32 p.m. ET: “Yes, definitely. There’s all kinds of hammer and sickle merchandise, Che shirts, Stalin shirts… the list goes on and on.”
Miller, June 23, 2015, 3:36 p.m. ET: “I think that would be a very big story. Reveals just the stunning corporate hypocrisy that defines our modern culture.”
McHugh, June 23, 2015, 3:42 p.m. ET: “Yes, and extra lulz: [Former Obama White House press secretary] Jay Carney, who’s a senior advisor or something for Amazon, displayed Commie propaganda IN HIS HOUSE.” [Daily Caller link]
Miller, June 23, 2015, 4:33 p.m. ET: “This would be the perfect time to resurrect that fact. Brilliant.”
McHugh, June 23, 2015, 5:07 p.m. ET: “I’m going to go full Info Wars here: It’s not a coincidence that in the midst of pushing the US-ending trade deal, we’re seeing a historic artifact of real America be demonized and destroyed.”
Miller, June 23, 2015, 5:11 p.m. ET: “I betcha they also sell lots of che gueverra garb too.”
McHugh, June 23, 2015, 5:13 p.m. ET: “Oh they do. It took a long time to write a very short piece because I feel gripped with anger and despair. But if there was ever a time to stay cheerful, this is it!!”
Miller, June 23, 2015, 5:14 p.m. ET: “shoot me link when you have.”
Miller, June 23, 2015, 10:34 p.m. ET: “what do the [Confederate monument] vandals say to the people fighting and dying overseas in uniform right now who are carrying on a seventh or eighth generation of military service in their families, stretching back to our founding?”
Miller, June 24, 2015, 2:07 p.m. ET: “1. Should people of Spanish descent, especially those living in immigrant communities, be banned from displaying the Spanish flag given Spanish conduct in Latin America? 2. Should [Univision anchor] Jorge Ramos apologize for Spanish conduct in Latin America, and redress it by ensuring more people of indigenous backgrounds have hosting duties on his network? 3. Should the cross be removed from immigrant communities, in light of the history of Spanish conquest?”
No context is given. Given the genre of the “dossier,” absence of the context means that the context would destroy the fake narrative.
Miller, Oct. 2, 2015, 12:06 a.m. ET: “[Harper-Mercer] is described as ‘mixed race’ and born in England. Any chance of piecing that profile together more, or will it all be covered up?”
Despite the Left’s obsession with the race, this is the only place where the word ‘race’ appears in the Stephen quotes. It might be the only such place in all the 900 emails.
Miller, Oct. 2, 2015, 11:28 a.m. ET: “Your eds need to make that the LEDE.”
Miller, July 23, 2015, 11:37 a.m. ET: “[Link] I suggested Pamela Gellar do this to illustrate the absurdity of the Left’s theory that you can’t do anything which violates the tenets of fundamentalist Islam. What is more important to the Left: their ‘gay rights’ agenda, or appeasing Islamist immigrants?”
Bannon, July 23, 2015, 11:39 a.m. ET: “Wow!!!”
Miller, July 23, 2015, 11:50 a.m. ET: “This would have caused the american liberal media to collapse”
The link points to an article Swedish “Far-Right” Plans Gay Pride Parade Through Muslim Areas; Leftists And Gay Rights Groups Decry The Parade As Racist.
Murch, Aug. 4, 2015, 6:22 p.m. ET: “[Show host] Mark Levin just said there should be no immigration for several years. Not just cut the number down from the current 1 million green cards per year. For assimilation purposes.”
Miller, Aug. 4, 2015, 6:23 p.m. ET: “Like Coolidge did. Kellyanne Conway poll says that is exactly what most Americans want after 40 years of non-stop record arrivals.”
Garrett Murch was another aide for Jeff Sessions.
Miller, Sept. 13, 2015, 7:53 p.m. ET: “this is a good chance to expose that ridiculous statue of liberty myth. Poem has nothing to do with it: [Link] Indeed, two decades after poem was added, Coolidge shut down immigration. No one said he was violating the Statue of Liberty’s purpose. BTW: have you noticed how [Ben] Carson and [Carly] Fiorina are preening [Marco] Rubio-like daily in front of the media to show them how they are good and decent Republicans unlike Mr. Trump? Finally, speaking of refugees, did you see the expanded list I emailed of foreign-born terrorists on Friday afternoon?”
The link is to www.howtallisthestatueofliberty.org/what-is-the-quote-on-the-statue-of-liberty/.
Miller, April 28, 2015, 11:38 p.m. ET: Something tells me there is not a Calvin Coolidge exhibit.
Miller, June 2, 2015, 7:05 p.m. ET: This would seem a good opportunity to remind people about the heritage established by Calvin Coolidge, which covers four decades of the 20th century.
Miller, March 30, 2015, 1:49 p.m. ET: “They opened the Ted Kennedy center today in Boston. Another opportunity to revisit the ’65 immigration law.”
Miller, March 30, 2015, 10:24 p.m. ET: “Just let this sink in: Kennedy was honored today, fifty years after pushing through this law, and you’re the only writer in the country who published a piece even mentioning the law and what it did.”
McHugh, March 30, 2015, 10:31 p.m. ET: “That is … very disturbing.”
Miller, March 30, 2015, 10:35 p.m. ET: “Elites can’t allow the people to see that their condition is not the product of events beyond their control, but the product of policy they foisted onto them.”
McHugh, March 30, 2015, 10:42 p.m. ET: “Right. Immigration is something that we can only vote to have more of — immigration ‘reform’ is a moral imperative — but it’s impossible, evil, racist to reverse immigration, and you don’t think that the government can deport 11 million anyway, do you?”
Miller, March 30, 2015, 10:44 p.m. ET: “They want people to feel helpless, retreat into their enclaves, and detach. Our job is to show people they can still control their destiny. Knowledge is the first step. Btw – Bannon was praising your work on this to me again.”
Miller, Nov. 23, 2015, 5:07 p.m. ET: “[Link] Like the mystics of old, the one sure way to get rich in modern America is to offer yourself up as virtue signal to those seeking to prove themselves members in good standing of the national religion – diversity.”
The link leads to a Fox 4 article about 14-years old Ahmed Mohamed, who brought to school a fake bomb, was arrested, and then become a celebrity victim. The article doesn’t even say ‘fake bomb’, but ‘a homemade digital clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb by Irving MacArthur High School faculty’.
A personal note: when Cesar Sayoc sent similar devices (a clock and wires connected to nothing; Sayoc’s devices also contained some non-explosive powder) to Soros and few other Democratic rain-maker, the media called them pipe bombs. Cesar Sayoc has been sentenced to 20 years of prison.
Many in the public have at least suspicions that somebody linked to the Democratic party apparatus set up Cesar Sayoc to do what he had done. I don’t know, but if this is the case, the interested parties are cautioned against attempts to get rid of him.
Alleged Quotes, Part II (Nov 12)
Julia Hahn was another writer in Breitbart, later accused of association with white nationalism.
Hahn, April 1, 2015, 9:03 p.m. ET : “Hey! I was just talking to katie [McHugh] abt tmrw nights plans and since I just moved into the city two days ago, I wanted to have an open house. Wd love to have you all over tomorrow to celebrate my no longer living in the boondocks! Drinks are on me! (my new place is at [REDACTED]). Let me know if u guys can make it!”
Miller, April 2, 2015, 12:33 p.m. ET : “That should work for me. What time?”
What a horror! Stephen agreed to go to a party.
Alleged Quotes, Part III (Nov 14)
Miller, Aug. 12, 2015, 3:13 p.m. ET: “This is a Center for Immigration Studies report, embargoed until 1am Thursday night (i.e. tonight at 1am).”
McHugh, Aug. 12, 2015, 3:16 p.m. ET: “Writing this up for tonight… Will call in a few[.] ”
‘embargoed’ is bold in the source.
Miller, July 8, 2015, 11:15 a.m. ET: “[L]ooks like this is from a couple years ago, but good to have on hand[.]”
McHugh, July 8, 2015, 11:19 a.m. ET: “Definitely. At some point it would be great to write a big round up of Somali crimes – after asking local officials the specific benefits their diversity provides us with?”
Miller, July 8, 2015, 11:26 a.m. ET: “Exactly. BTW, from Richwine: [Richwine link]”
McHugh, July 8, 2015, 3:28 p.m. ET: “Before even opening this up, I’m guessing they lump El Salvador MS-13 gang members with Canadian neurosurgeons.”
Miller, July 8, 2015, 3:29 p.m. ET: “Of course. Richwine’s piece is good.”
Jason Richwine, Are Low-Skill Immigrants Upwardly Mobile? is a short article about immigration policies: “If we are serious about improving social mobility in the U.S., then importing millions of low-skill immigrants (of any nationality) with uncertain prospects for advancement cannot be the right policy.”
Miller, July 8, 2015, 4:24 p.m. ET: “Really important that you got the Rubio hit in there[.]”
McHugh, July 8, 2015, 4:32 p.m. ET: “He needs to be hammered constantly on this.”
Miller, July 8, 2015, 4:33 p.m. ET: “Yes. Every day.”
That’s it. No more quotes. Additional pieces are being added to the dossier. One was published on November 19, after the smear campaign had reached its peak. It contains nothing to change the conclusions about Stephen Miller or the dossier writer and promoters.
Alleged Quotes, a piece from Nov 19
Refers to something said about Hillary.
Miller, May 21, 2016, 12:11 a.m. ET: “Make sure this is put in lede.”
McHugh, May 21, 2016, 12:12 a.m. ET: “It’s top right.”
Matthew Boyle was another Breitbart editor.
Boyle, Oct. 3, 2015, 8:40 p.m. ET: “Also how should we run this? Under Senator Sessions’ byline? Or under ‘Breitbart News’ byline?”
Miller, Oct. 3, 2015, 8:42 p.m. ET: “I think Breitbart News. Then it can be introduced as something shared exclusively with Breitbart by the Senate’s Subcomittee [sic] on Immigration and the National Interest, with the graphic and explanatory text underneath.”
Boyle, Oct. 3, 2015, 8:43 p.m. ET: “Great. Guys I will prepare this [post] in the morning for launch tomorrow on the [Breitbart radio] show.”
Miller, Oct. 3, 2015, 8:47 p.m. ET: “Fantastic. I’ll be standing by to assist however I can. I think this is one of the best demonstrations we’ve come up with so far to demonstrate the true scope of immigration.”
Miller, July 6, 2015, 6:34 p.m. ET: “Articles compiled by our staff. Didn’t get from me.”
Miller, July 6, 2015, 6:43 p.m. ET: “I think the words ‘immigration reform’ should be redefined as meaning ‘immigration control’ and those who oppose ‘immigration control’ as proponents of mass immigration.”
McHugh, July 8, 2015, 4:33 p.m. ET: “I’m going to start saying ‘unlimited immigration’ instead of mass immigration for the most part. ‘Mass’ implies there might be an end in sight. But what the Left wants is zero restrictions, period.”
Miller, July 8, 2015, 5:05 p.m. ET: “Agreed. I also think the words immigration reform should be used exclusive [sic] to describe proposals to limit immigration. Rubio is an extremist who wants unlimited immigration, the American people are moderate and want to hit pause after the deluge.”
Next (these two fragments are the only alleged quotes are from 2016)
McHugh, March 15, 2016, 8:27 p.m. ET: “Thank God and thank God for Sen. Sessions, you, [Sessions aide] Garrett [Murch], [Breitbart editor] Julia [Hahn], Matt [Boyle] and the whole team. MAGA!”
Miller, March 15, 2016, 8:34 p.m. ET: “Thanks!!”
McHugh, May 3, 2016, 8:33 p.m. ET: “!!!!!!!!!!!”
Miller, May 3, 2016, 8:39 p.m. ET: “AMEN!!!”
Bannon, Aug. 7, 2015, 3:10 p.m. ET: “So let’s get serious about this. I want to CALL fox OUT on this.”
McHugh, Aug. 7, 2015, 3:24 p.m. ET: “It’s truly disturbing how [Fox News is] trying to act like Gang of Eight never happened.”
Boyle, Aug. 7, 2015, 3:25 p.m. ET: “Me and Julia [Hahn] are working on something big.”
Bannon, Aug. 7, 2015, 3:27 p.m. ET: “Great.”
Miller, Aug. 7, 2015, 3:29 p.m. ET : “The only reason the Gang of Eight passed the Senate is because of Fox. I know, I was there. This was my life every day, 24-7.”
Boyle, Aug. 7, 2015, 3:39 p.m. ET: “I was there too. And yes you are right.”
Miller, Aug. 7, 2015, 3:43 p.m. ET: “If not for Breitbart, the bill would have become law.”
Boyle, Aug. 7, 2015, 3:44 p.m. ET: “Yep. It’s crucial we save America right now. I’m leaving it all on the field.”
Bannon, Aug. 7, 2015, 3:45 p.m. ET: “Ditto.”
Alleged Quotes, a piece from Nov 25
Miller: Oct. 3, 2015, 1:03 a.m. ET: “Illegals with mental diseases, psychopathy, coming back to USA: [Link]”
McHugh, Oct. 3, 2015, 1:15 a.m. ET: “Go to sleep! 🙂 We’re broadening coverage of the immigrant crime waves going forward. Tons of things to report.”
The above link points to the article in San Diego Union Tribune: Deal will let mentally ill deportees back into U.S. Is there any normal citizen happy with such a “deal”?
The following is from an email allegedly sent to McHugh:
Miller, Sept. 5, 2015, 9:52 p.m. ET: “It is shocking to look at the list, as we’ve compiled, of the number of foreign-born terrorists in the United States on voluntarily [sic] visas we handed out.
“The U.S. has been taking in Muslim refugees for decades, without any kind of pause or assimilation effort, creating huge pockets of radicalization. What plays out as chaos in Europe has been a longer-running and far more orderly process in the United States wherein poor Muslim migrants are legally brought here, placed into un-integrated communities, given preferential treatment for jobs, welfare and affirmative action, and plugged into our grievance culture.”
The following emails were exchanged a day after US-born Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik swore allegiance to ISIS and murdered 14 in San Bernardino, California.
McHugh, Dec. 3, 2015, 8:26 a.m. ET: “Watching Trump’s Q&A again and I’m in awe. He’s operating on several different levels. We need a piece on his rhetoric … I have to do it … If he somehow wins this country will become dramatically different and Americans will carry themselves as a new people.”
Miller, Dec. 3, 2015, 10:18 a.m. ET: “Agreed.
“Also, did you see [then-House Speaker Paul] Ryan already using ‘homegrown’ meme? [Link]”
McHugh, Dec. 3, 2015, 12:17 p.m. ET: “Bad timing on the beard, Ryan. It’s ‘homegrown’ in the sense that [Syed] Farook was an anchor baby.”
Miller, Dec. 3, 2015, 12:18 p.m. ET: “The word homegrown is a word designed to confuse the thinking mind.”
McHugh, Dec. 3, 2015, 12:20 p.m. ET: “Liberalism is meant to short-circuit thinking to ensure it keeps ruling… ‘Homegrown’ = ‘nothing we can do, submit to your future.’”
Miller, Dec. 3, 2015, 12:22 p.m. ET: “It also connotes it comes out of something innate to the host country, rather than the visitor.”
The link points to a Breitbart article, quoting Speaker Paul Ryan, whose reaction to this mass murder was “we need to fix our mental illness laws”. This is not how Trump reacted to it. If the rumors that CIA started spying on the Trump campaign in December 2015, we have a curious coincidence.
Miller, Dec. 3, 2015, 4:55 p.m. ET: “Rubio doubles-down just now on [Neil] Cavuto on admitting young Syrian refugees on FOX news, because he says the young ones can be vetted.
“Does he not realize the San Bernardino killer was born here to Pakistani immigrants? You can’t screen for that. The chatonooga [sic] killer came here from Kuwait when he was 6! If you bring in more people who support Sharia you get more terrorism.”
Here, we learn that Stephen Miller is not a Sharia admirer! The link is to CNN.
The following allegedly refers to a story about a crime committed by an illegal alien.
McHugh, Dec. 17, 2015, 6:11 p.m. ET: “There are SO many of these stories out there.”
Miller, Dec. 17, 2015, 7:12 p.m. ET : “[E]ach one more disturbing than the next.”
There is another alleged primary source for the dossier – an email sent by white nationalist Richard Spencer to Prof. Peter Laufer in 2007, allegedly obtained by Electronic Intifada in 2017 and forwarded to the dossier author in August 2019. It allegedly mentions Miller by name. Neither the email nor quotes from it have been published by the dossier author or anybody else. The linked Electronic Intifada article from 2017-02-01 drips with hatred and contains such pearls as “Miller embodies the affinity between white supremacism and support for Israel’s ongoing dispossession of Palestinians.” It doesn’t contain the alleged email either. This email probably doesn’t exist; even if it were, it would prove nothing. Stephen Miller and Richard Spencer studied in the Duke University in the same time and probably knew each other.
The real words of Stephen Miller are buried deep in the Part I of the dossier: “I have absolutely no relationship with Mr. Spencer. I completely repudiate his views, and his claims are 100 percent false.”
The Real Cause
The Left smears Stephen Miller all the time. But this smear campaign might be part of the coup attempts. Stephen Miller gave a few interviews in Sep 29 – Oct 1 period, calling out the so-called “impeachment” a partisan hit job, exposing Bidens’ corrupt deals with China (including what seems to be a real quid pro quo), and naming the Deep State.
First published on 2019-11-19
Updated on 2019-11-22: a missing piece of the dossier was added as Part II. The former Part II was renamed as Part III. The added piece didn’t change the conclusions.
Updated on 2019-11-26: quotes from two additional pieces, continuing the dossier and published on Nov 19 and 25, are added.