Leaked emails, which demonstrated White House Adviser Stephen Miller's fondness for white nationalism, came to light after a report by Michael Edison Hayden, senior investigative reporter for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), surfaced Tuesday.
Edison Hayden's report, which is the first in a series by Hatewatch, outlines how Miller was set to spread the message of his hateful ideology by sending links to far-right and white nationalist websites, even going so far as to give his personal email to various members of the movement after receiving his White House position.
“I am excited to announce that I am beginning a new job as Senior Policy Advisor to presidential candidate Donald J. Trump,” Miller wrote from his government email on Jan. 26, 2016, to an undisclosed group of recipients as reported by SPLC. “Should you need to reach me, my personal email address is [redacted].”
Despite the allegations of his allegiance to white nationalism, the White House adviser has been credited with being a prominent voice in setting the administration's immigration policy and implementing key changes, including the Muslim ban and placing cameras on the newly constructed border wall in order to create a live feed.
Democratic members of Congress, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar had previously made the connection between Miller and white nationalism.
Stephen Miller is a white nationalist. The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage. https://t.co/7NyMDgojd7— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 8, 2019
In April, Omar tweeted that Miller's ideology made him unfit for his current position and called for his resignation.
In response to the growing attention since the release of Miller's emails, the White House responded to The Washington Post, calling the SPLC "an utterly-discredited, long-debunked far-left smear organization," and telling The Washington Post that "they are beneath public discussion."
More correspondence between Miller and others within the white nationalist movement is to be released in the future.