Monday, 25 March, 2019

Here's Where the Shutdown Stands Ahead of President Trump's Primetime Speech

Kirstjen Nielsen Mike Pence Jared Kushner Ja'Ron Smith Each side accusing other of giving no ground on shutdown The Associated Press6 Jan 2019
Melody Ballard | 09 January, 2019, 04:45

President Donald Trump said Friday that a former president had commended him for his commitment to securing funds to build a wall along the nation's southern border.

Pelosi, the House Speaker, and Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, had previously called on networks to give Democrats equal airtime to respond to the president.

Top news personalities including CNN's Chris Cuomo, Fox News Channel's Bret Baier and ABC's George Stephanopoulos attended the Tuesday lunch, which lasted about an hour and 20 minutes.

When is the Trump prime-time address tonight?

Pence during the Monday session with reporters repeatedly uttered this line, aimed at trying to force Democratic leaders to the table: "There is a crisis at the southern border, and Democrats are refusing to negotiate". That's because of stats like those compiled by the Washington Post's Fact Checker team: the president, through December 31, Trump has uttered 7,645 false or misleading statements. While the number of illegal border crossings is down from 1.6 million in 2000 to less than 400,000 a year ago, the number of families coming over the border has risen sharply. Right now the White House is at a seven on the panic scale.

"I know the president has said that that was his impression from previous administrations, previous presidents", Pence told NBC's "Today" show. "There's an opportunity for every American to see who wants government open, and our responsibility is not to do what the president of the United States tells us to do". He's repeatedly contended there is a security crisis there and says the wall is needed to prevent nefarious people from coming into the US illegally.

Almost 60 percent of the American people oppose the border wall President Donald Trump promised voters that Mexico would pay to build during the 2016 campaign. He's made thousands of false and misleading claims already as president.

Spacey due in court over sexual assault claims
Spacey did not enter a plea during today's hearing, but he has maintained his innocence and promised he would be vindicated . Spacey will not be required to appear at that pre-trial hearing, as long as he is available by phone, the judge ruled.

Trump plans TV address, visit to border as shutdown continues
In the meantime, she said, Trump is focused on finding bipartisan solutions on critical issues like infrastructure and trade. Trump reaffirmed that he would consider declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and spend money as he saw fit.

President Trump Renews Threat to Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall
Such a move would seem certain to draw legal challenges. "This is national security we're talking about", he said on Friday. Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union", Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff called the idea a "nonstarter".

Trump said Sunday he bent to Democrats' demand that the barrier be made of steel, which he said will be stronger and less obtrusive.

Democrats, who now control the US House of Representatives, have rejected Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to help build a wall.

While both of these statutes provide some legal cover if the president declares a state of emergency to fund the border wall, they each raise important questions. "And that doesn't come just from me, that comes from the professionals, they have been doing this their entire lives serving the country...they are saying that works", Morgan said.

He's also floated the possibility of declaring an emergency to complete his oft-repeated campaign promise.

"Maybe he thinks he can bully us".

But Trump and the Transportation Security Administration pushed back on any suggestion that the call-outs represented a "sickout" that was having a significant effect on USA air travel.

Meanwhile, caught in the middle of the Washington fray are about 800,000 federal workers, including Transportation Security Administration employees, who will miss their paycheck this week.

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