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Milstead, after White House event, says wall needed for border 'crisis'

14 January 2019, 05:46 | Devin Moran

US government shutdown hits record length with no end seen

Incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham meets with US Attorney General nominee William Barr in Washingt

A Washington Post/ABC poll on Sunday showed 53 percent of respondents put Trump and Congressional Republicans at fault for the extended government closure, while 29 percent blame Democrats.

But Lindsey Graham admitted Mr Trump still wants to reach a deal for the wall before agreeing to reopen closed government departments.

"How do you negotiate with the speaker of the house when she tells you even if you open up the government, we are not going to give you but $1 for the wall?" "If we can't at the end of three weeks, all bets are off". Such a step would allow Trump to bypass Congress and tap various pots of unspent federal money, including for military construction and disaster relief and from asset seized by law enforcement, to pay for the wall.

Until Friday, Trump had suggested numerous times that he was getting closer to taking the controversial decision. The president initially sounded as though such a move was imminent, but then pulled back. "I'm not saying that to diminish the seriousness of Swine Fflu, but we have people crossing our border by the thousands", he said.

According to a new CNN poll, 55 percent of those polled say that Trump is responsible for the shutdown while 32 percent blame Democrats, and nine percent blame both parties. Many Republicans are wary, too. Such a move, should Trump ultimately go that route, would nearly certainly be challenged in the courts.

Vice President Mike Pence said Trump will sign legislation passed in Congress that will provide back pay to federal workers once the government reopens.

The paper reported law enforcement officials became concerned after Mr Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in May 2017 and said the agency had to consider whether the president's actions constituted a possible threat to national security.




Donald Trump continued to make his case on the shutdown showdown Sunday morning by insisting that "many Hispanics" will come to "the Republican side" over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which Trump himself has indicated would not be part of the negotiations. Airport officials said they plan to do the same yesterday and today out of concerns that they would not have enough employees to operate all the security checkpoints.

Trump's wall is winning adherents as support increased over the past year. But last week, Trump shot down a deal floated by Senate Republicans that would have included those protections, and he has repeatedly said that he plans to wait until the Supreme Court rules on the matter before seeking to negotiate with Democrats on it.

Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said he would "hate to see" a declaration because then the wall wouldn't get built, presumably because of legal challenges. Trump said in a post.

Trump campaigned against illegal immigration in 2016 and said a wall is necessary to keep illegal immigrants from entering the country. A person familiar with White House thinking said that in meetings this past week, the message was that the administration is in no rush and wants to consider various options.

Pelosi argued that Trump is merely trying to steer attention away from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and other White House problems.

"If the president was a private citizen, if he was back at the Trump Corporation, he'd be looking at what's going on in Washington and scratching his head".

Graham and Coons spoke on "Fox News Sunday".



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