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Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller's emails used to be 'considered spam' by many Republicans

Stephen Miller's rise to the top as President Trump's senior policy adviser was swift and sudden. Now the 31-year-old is crafting executive orders and appearing on cable news declaring the president "correct 100 percent of the time." But not long ago, he was a "far-right gadfly with little policy experience" writing emails that were, "until recently, considered spam by many of his Republican peers," The New York Times reported:

As a top aide to Mr. Sessions, the conservative Alabama senator, Mr. Miller dispatched dozens and dozens of bombastic emails to congressional staff members and reporters in early 2013 when the Senate was considering a big bipartisan immigration overhaul. Mr. Miller slammed the evils of "foreign labor" and pushed around nasty news articles on proponents of compromise, like Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.

One exhausted Senate staff member, forwarding a Miller-gram to a reporter at the time, wrote: "His latest. And it's only 11:45 a.m." [The New York Times]

Perhaps that's what caught the eye of Miller's new boss, another man with a lot of opinions and a compulsion to hit "send."