Trump aide predicts 'hundreds of miles' of border wall by 2020

Feb 19, 2019, 00:40
Trump aide predicts 'hundreds of miles' of border wall by 2020

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said, beginning Sunday, he will start studying which projects military money may come from to shift funds toward a border wall following President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.

According to Harvard professor John Yoo, Trump has the power to declare an emergency at the border, especially because Congress in 2006 passed a law approved by Democrats and Republicans authorizing the construction of a wall. The border wall has been a heavily disputed topic during the President's first two years in office, culminating with Congress not allocating the funds the President requested. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a fourth lawsuit challenging Trump's legal authority and arguing, "Congress has not enacted any emergency legislation even remotely related to border wall construction, and thus the president's reallocation of funds is unlawful".

On ABC's This Week, California Attorney Gen. Xavier Becerra said the Golden State would "imminently" file a lawsuit to block the president's order.

Donald Trump will veto any congressional resolution against his declaration of a national emergency, a senior White House adviser indicated on Sunday.

Several Republican senators have decried the emergency declaration, saying it establishes a risky precedent and amounts to executive overreach.

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That, combined with Barr's sweeping view of executive power, prompted Leahy to vote no on Barr's nomination. Meanwhile, Barr pledged during his hearing to release "as much as I can" of the special counsel findings.

Rather than responding to an emergency requiring immediate action, the Declaration seeks to address a long-running disagreement between the President and Congress about whether to build a wall along the southwestern border and Congress's refusal to appropriate funds for that goal. "I could do the wall over a longer period of time", Trump said Friday during a hyperbole-filled Rose Garden speech.

Yet, Tipton expressed concern about Trump's state of emergency declaration and the precedent it could set by "further concentrating power in the Executive Branch and eroding the carefully constructed system of checks and balances in the Constitution", Tipton said Friday.

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, whose district includes more than 800 miles of the U.S. -Mexico border, said on "Face the Nation" that he opposes Trump's declaration of an emergency, warning that it "sets a risky precedent".

After a failed government shutdown, the declaration of a national emergency represents a series of continuous losses for Trump. Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican and Trump ally, told ABC there were probably enough House Republicans to prevent an override.

"I think there are plenty of votes in the House to make sure that there's no override of the president's veto", he said.

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Trump had originally sought $5.7 billion for enhanced border barriers and "the wall".

Miller flatly rejected suggestions that Trump's national emergency decree was unconstitutional, even after Wallace read out Article 1, Section 9, Clause 7 of the Constitution, which reads in part: "No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in effect of appropriations made by law".

"The invocation of emergency powers and exercise of those powers, and the diversion of funds to build a wall, are thus contrary to law", the petition continues.

Trump said during a press conference announcing the national emergency that he knew he would be sued.

"We have an emergency". Is that not a fact? - it is undeniable that we have a major immigration problem and a political party that needs a permanent underclass of voters that wants that parade of illegal people who are uneducated, don't even speak the language.

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