Securing the funding of military funding is highly important and president Trump knows it very well. Amid the third week of partial government shutdown he seems to be inclined towards declaring a national emergency as talks continue to stall between his administration officials and top lawmakers over the southern border wall issue.
Earlier this week meetings were held between the two parties and just disagreements were the result between Department of Homeland Security officials and Democratic lawmakers.
An insider said, “We can only stay like this for so long.”
Acknowledging the possibility of using the emergency powers for the US-Mexico border wall funding the president said would respect any plan that includes less than the amount of $5.6 billion for the purpose.
Trump said, “I haven’t done it. I may do it… We can call a national emergency and build it very quickly.”
White House official said the presentations of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen were cut into by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to dismiss DHS statistics on border security.
It is learned Pelosi said the statistics are inaccurate and she does not believe on the facts as it is attempting to cast every migrant as a terrorist.
However, if the president brings national emergency, his administration will face lawsuits about its legality.
House Appropriations Committee communications director Evan Hollander said, “The President’s authority in this area is intended for wars and genuine national emergencies.”
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