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PoliticsTrump has not made decision on declaring emergency over border wall -Pence

22:55  07 january  2019
22:55  07 january  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Trump admin lawyers working out details of using national emergency to build wall

Trump admin lawyers working out details of using national emergency to build wall Administration lawyers are meeting to discuss whether Trump can declare a national emergency to build a border wall with Defense Department resources.

WASHINGTON — President Trump raised the possibility on Friday of declaring a national emergency to let him to build a wall on the Southwest border without congressional approval, hours after Department of Homeland Security officials requested additional support to erect temporary barriers

President Donald Trump again confirmed Sunday that he was considering declaring a state of emergency to direct funding to build the wall . “Just read the papers. We have a crisis at the border … it is national security, it’s a national emergency .” The president said he would make a decision

Trump has not made decision on declaring emergency over border wall -Pence © ALEX EDELMAN/AFP/Getty Images US Vice President Mike Pence leaves the Rose Garden of the White House after a press conference following a meeting with Congressional leaders on the government shutdown, January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. - US President Donald Trump said he was prepared to keep the US government closed for a year or more, as he stood firm on his contentious demand for billions of dollars to fund a border wall with Mexico. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALEX EDELMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has not made a decision on whether to declare a national emergency over his demand for border wall funding and the White House counsel's office is looking at the legality of such a declaration, Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday.

"The Democrats need to start negotiating," Pence told reporters in a briefing, adding that the Republican president had invited Democrats to return to the White House to respond to the administration's proposal on how to end a partial government shutdown now in its third week. (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Eric Beech)

'Wall Won't Get Built' If Trump Declares Emergency.
“I would hate to see it,” Republican Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin said. "I would prefer not, primarily because, if we do that, it's going to go to court."

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