The issue has ignited intense debate within the administration, with officials at the National Security Council, the State Department and the Department of Defense opposing a precipitous drop.
The Breakdown: conversation starters and context, drawn from the day’s news in Australia.
Exchanges between the senior White House adviser and Glenn Thrush of The New York Times and Jim Acosta of CNN became combative at a news briefing on Wednesday.
President Trump and an adviser have claimed that thousands were bused to New Hampshire to vote illegally, an idea that prominent Republicans in the state call absurd.
Mr. Miller, a senior White House adviser, is said to have “a better understanding of the president’s vision than almost anyone.”