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Nadler wants 'the boss of everybody' Stephen Miller to testify before Congress

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerThis week: Congress races to wrap work for the year Top Republicans praise Trump's Flynn pardon Democratic impeachment leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that he wants White House adviser Stephen Miller to testify before Congress over controversial immigration proposals, suggesting Miller is pulling the strings behind the scenes.

“Probably Stephen Miller, who seems to be the boss of everybody on immigration, ought to come before Congress and explain some of these policies," Nadler said on CNN's "State of the Union."

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The Washington Post reported it was considered as a way to retaliate against Democrats.

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Miller was reportedly heavily involved in formulating the plan, which was repeatedly rejected by immigration officials.

Nadler has said the plan is "both morally repugnant and probably illegal."

Trump has praised Miller, but denied that he is behind the administration's immigration policy.

“Frankly, there’s only one person that's running it," he said last week. "You know who that is? It's me."

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