A declaration of a national emergency for border wall construction would be "a gross abuse of the power of the presidency," says '@SenSchumer.
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As Trump prepares to declare a 'national emergency' for border wall $$, the @ACLU, @splcenter and @CGRShastings file a lawsuit against his administration's policy that requires asylum seekers to remain in Mexico for the duration of their immigration court proceedings.
"We are very prepared (for legal challenges), but there shouldn't be," @PressSec tells reporters.
says WH "very prepared" for a legal challenge to the President declaring a National Emergency to acquire funding for border wall construction. She says there shouldn't be a legal challenge because the President's "doing his job, Congress should do theirs."
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Senate votes 84-15 to bring border security funding bill to a final vote, underway now.
House Speaker Pelosi says may file legal challenge if Trump declares national emergency, will review options - Reuters
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: We will respond appropriately to Trump's declaration of a state of emergency
In statement @PressSec says @POTUS "will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action - including a national emergency - to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border."
Senate Republican leader says he spoke to Trump, who said he will issue a national emergency declaration after signing funding bill
: One year ago today, a horrific act of violence took the lives of 14 students and 3 educators in Parkland, Florida. On this somber anniversary, we honor their memory and recommit to ensuring the safety of all Americans, especially our Nation's children.
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Putin on the withdrawal of American troops from Syria: We know that Trump is quite actively working to fulfill his campaign promises. What rarely happens in US politics in practice
Former acting FBI director Mccabe says justice officials discussed recruiting cabinet members to push Trump out of office
: ..Many of the top FBI brass were fired, forced to leave, or left. McCabe's wife received BIG DOLLARS from Clinton people for her campaign - he gave Hillary a pass. McCabe is a disgrace to the FBI and a disgrace to our Country. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
Carlos Vecchio, ambassador of Venezuela in the U.S: "The drama that is taking place in Venezuela affects all Venezuelans regardless of their social status"
: Disgraced FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pretends to be a "poor little Angel" when in fact he was a big part of the Crooked Hillary Scandal and the Russia Hoax - a puppet for Leakin' James Comey. I.G. report on McCabe was devastating. Part of "insurance policy" in case I won..
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Venezuelan Ambassador to the US, Carlos Vecchio, @carlosvecchio, from the OAS: "The reason for our struggle is none other than to stop the suffering and pain of our people"
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1 Killed, 1 Seriously Hurt in Northeast DC Shooting: Police are looking for an armed suspect who shot two people in Northeast D.C., fatally wounding one of them
Putin spokesperson Peskov on new possible US sanctions: This is rabid Russophobia
Russia terms U.S. sanctions legislation 'act of unfair competition designed to help own business'
: California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars. They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money back now. Whole project is a "green" disaster.
Federal Judge sides with Mueller, saying he has proved Manafort lied to investigators in the midst of his cooperation deal "Mueller's prosecutors are no longer bound to any lighter sentence"
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Joint statement by President Trump and Colombian President Duque: "The United States and Colombia are committed to taking steps to resolve the ongoing democratic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela."
: Today, it was my great honor to address the @MjrCitiesChiefs Association and @MCSheriffs Conference in Washington, D.C. We will never forget your service, and we will never, ever let you down. We love you, and we thank God for you each and every day.
FEMA Director Brock Long is resigning
A bipartisan group of Senators just introduced a massive bill to punish Russia. Would force an assessment of whether Russia is a state sponsor of terror, a report on Putin's net worth and assets, and a 2/3 vote if POTUS wants to leave NATO among other things.
"Violent crime is going down for the first time in a long while," says @POTUS.
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"Fake news" doesn't report the public's admiration for law enforcement officials, says @POTUS in speech to @MjrCitiesChiefs.
"We talk in depth about the crisis in Venezuela, the urgent need for humanitarian aid to enter, Colombia reiterates that it will continue to be territory for the arrival of such aid to the neighboring country": @IvanDuque
Trump says that the situation in Venezuela is "very sad" and that he studies "all the options" on the "crisis" in that country
US indicts former Air Force counterintelligence officer as a spy for Iran and the IRGC.
Washington: U.S. officer is accused of spying for Iran's Revolutionary Guards
: The Gallup Poll just announced that 69% of our great citizens expect their finances to improve next year, a 16 year high. Nice.
"The President isn't fully happy, as he said yesterday, with everything that's in the legislation, but there are some positive pieces of it," @PressSec tells reporters about bipartisan budget deal.
The president of Colombia @IvanDuque arrives in Washington today. He will meet at noon with @realDonaldTrump. One of the topics of the meeting will be the crisis in Venezuela
President Trump is likely to sign a bipartisan agreement to keep the government open and avoid another partial shutdown, 3 sources familiar with the president's thinking tell @NBCNews.
: The Senate Intelligence Committee: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA.
: I want to thank all Republicans for the work you have done in dealing with the Radical Left on Border Security. Not an easy task, but the Wall is being built and will be a great achievement and contributor toward life and safety within our Country.