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Democrats condemn Trump plan to send migrants to sanctuary cities as 'cruelty'

President also criticized over reports he urged CBP chief to close Mexico border, offering a pardon if he broke the lawDemocrats have accused Donald Trump’s administration of “cruelty” and using people as political pawns in the wake of reports that presidential aides considered a plan to release migrants in sanctuary cities.At least twice in the past six months, the White House weighed a plan to pressure US immigration authorities to release people detained at the border in these cities, which l...
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Trump reportedly promised to pardon CBP head if he violated immigration law – live

President told Kevin McAleenan he would pardon him if he were jailed for illegally blocking asylum seekers from entering the US, CNN reportsAssange’s charges are a direct assault on press freedom, experts warn Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.36pm BST Stephen Moore, Donald Trump’s pick for the federal reserve board, has a history of self-described “radical” views, according to speeches and radio interviews reviewed by CNN. “I’m not even a big believer in democracy,” he...
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Trump administration pushed to release immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities – live

White House wanted to use the tactic to punish Democrats, report saysSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.34pm BST Vice President Mike Pence responded to criticism from Pete Buttigieg in a new interview with CNN. “I think Pete’s quarrel is with the First Amendment. All of us in this country have the right to our religious beliefs. I’m a Bible-believing Christian,” Pence said. In an exclusive interview, Vice President Pence tells @DanaBashCNN that South Bend, Indiana Mayor ...
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White House considered releasing detained migrants in sanctuary cities – report

Officials sought to pressure immigration authorities in effort to retaliate against Trump’s political opponents, Washington Post reportsWhite House officials have tried to pressure US immigration authorities to release migrants detained at the border into so-called sanctuary cities such as San Francisco to retaliate against Donald Trump’s political adversaries, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.The Post, which reviewed emails on the issue and spoke to unnamed officials at the Department o...
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Trump says he's 'not looking' to restart family separation immigration policy

President also falsely claimed ‘Obama separated children’ as White House plans to remove more homeland security personnelFollow the latest in US politics – liveDonald Trump has said he will not reinstate the widely-condemned policy of separating children from parents who had illegally crossed the US-Mexico border, amid concerns over a renewed hardening of the White House’s stance on immigration. Related: Top Republican senator warns Trump to halt apparent homeland security purge Continue read...
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Top Republican senator warns Trump to halt apparent homeland security purge

Chuck Grassley urges president not to fire immigration chiefTrump ‘has to have some stability … he’s pulling the rug out’Follow the latest in US politics – live updatesA top Republican senator has warned Donald Trump to halt an apparent purge of the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security, amid forced resignations, a renewed hardening of the White House stance over immigration and accusations that the president is manufacturing a declared crisis at the US-Mexico border.The Iowa senator ...
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Twenty states move to block funding for Trump's border wall – live

Motion challenges president’s use of a national emergency to build the US-Mexico border wall without congressional approvalGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 3.24pm BST Donald Trump will not attend the White House Correspondents Dinner and will hold a rival rally the night of the event, he said Friday.“The dinner is so boring, and so negative that we’re going to hold a very positive rally,” Trump told reporters outside the White House.Trump declares he will not atten...
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Trump reportedly considering far-right candidates for 'border czar' role – live

White House reversed security clearance denials, whistleblower saysHouse Democrats to subpoena full Mueller report Go beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 11.18pm BST In big local news stories of the day, Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh has announced she is taking an indefinite leave of absence amid a widening scandal surrounding her book deals: BREAKING: Mayor Catherine Pugh is taking a leave of absence amid controversy over her “Healthy Holly” book deals. Baltimore City ...
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White House reversed more than 25 security clearance denials, says whistleblower – live

Security adviser Tricia Newbold made revelation last monthHouse Democrats to subpoena full Mueller report Go beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 3.43pm BST A White House whistleblower has told members of Congress that Donald Trump’s administration overturned more than two dozen denials for security clearances, often ignoring the guidance of intelligence officials in what she dubbed as ‘systemic’ problems with the process.Tricia Newbold, a White House security adviser hol...
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Bolsonaro backs Trump's border wall ahead of White House meeting

Brazil president endorses hardline US immigration policy, saying ‘Vast majority of … immigrants do not have good intentions’Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has endorsed Donald Trump’s immigration agenda on the eve of their first meeting at the White House, saying he supports a wall on the US-Mexico border and that most immigrants to the United States wish to do harm.Bolsonaro, a far-right congressman who rode to the presidency with a brash, anti-establishment campaign modeled on Trump’s 2016 r...
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Jair Bolsonaro backs Trump's border wall ahead of White House meeting

Brazil president endorses hardline US immigration policy‘Vast majority of … immigrants do not have good intentions’Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has endorsed Donald Trump’s immigration agenda on the eve of their first meeting at the White House, saying he supports a wall on the US-Mexico border and that most immigrants to the United States wish to do harm.Bolsonaro, a far-right congressman who rode to the presidency with a brash, anti-establishment campaign modeled on Trump’s 2016 run, has p...
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Trump border wall request will set up new budget fight, adviser says

White House will ask for $8.6bn for wall in 2020 budget Larry Kudlow claims ‘no reason to obsess’ about deficitDonald Trump will on Monday will ask Congress for an additional $8.6bn to pay for the wall he has promised to build on the border with Mexico, officials familiar with his 2020 budget request said. Related: Trump attacks 'Wacky Nut Job' Ann Coulter over border wall criticism Continue reading...
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Trump attacks 'Wacky Nut Job' Ann Coulter over border wall criticism

President insults hard-right commentator and former allyOfficial: budget to include request for more wall moneyDonald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up his “Space Force” as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said on Saturday. Related: SXSW: Warren tells tech audience plan to break up giants is 'like baseball' Continue reading...
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Stephen Miller: 'Trump will protect his national emergency declaration'

Senior adviser and a hardline voice on immigration also said 200 miles of border wall will have been built by September 2020Donald Trump will veto any congressional resolution against his declaration of a national emergency, a senior White House adviser indicated on Sunday. Related: Trump ally Graham will subpoena McCabe and Rosenstein over 'coup' Continue reading...
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White House press secretary says she was interviewed by special counsel - live

Sarah Sanders said of her interview with Mueller’s team: ‘I was happy to voluntarily sit down with them’Sign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 11.33pm GMT Trump has weighed in on the shooting in Illinois: Great job by law enforcement in Aurora, Illinois. Heartfelt condolences to all of the victims and their families. America is with you! Related: Aurora shooting: alleged gunman apprehended after at least one killed 11.24pm GMT Trump’s announcement of his emergency...
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Trump declares national emergency to build US-Mexico border wall

Plan may divert billions from projects such as counterdrug efforts, has been condemned by Democrats and activistsSign up for the US morning briefingDonald Trump has defied fierce criticism to announce that he is using emergency powers to bypass Congress and pursue the building of a wall on the US-Mexico border.At a combative, rambling and at times incoherent press conference in the White House, the US president insisted he had no choice but to declare a national emergency to stop illegal immigra...
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National emergency: Trump's 'clear abuse of power' faces torrent of lawsuits

Declaration prompts dire warnings but fallout could be contained by successful legal challenge or resolution in CongressTrump declares national emergency – live updatesAs state attorneys general across the country threaten to sue the White House over Donald Trump’s declaration of a national immigration emergency on Friday, Democrats and Republicans insisted Trump was overstepping his powers, while legal analysts warned of a dangerous new phase of the Trump presidency. Related: Trump declares n...
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Trump will declare national emergency to fund border wall, says White House

Trump is also expected to sign a funding bill that will prevent another government shutdownThe White House said it is going to declare a national emergency on America’s southern border as a way of funding Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall with Mexico.The announcement came just before the Senate voted 83 to 16 to advance a spending package designed to prevent another government shutdown. The House will take up the bill later evening and Trump has said he will sign it. Continue reading...
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Trump claims plan to end longest government shutdown in history

President backs away from national emergency threatHow the federal government closure is impacting millionsThe US government shutdown is now the longest such closure in history. On Saturday, day 22, members of Congress were out of Washington, Donald Trump was unmoved in the White House, his border wall unbuilt, and around 800,000 federal workers were still without pay and facing mounting hardship. Related: 'Barely above water': US shutdown hits black federal workers hardest Continue reading.....
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US government shutdown becomes longest in history

Trump backs away from national emergency threatHow the federal government closure is impacting millionsThe US government shutdown is now the longest such closure in history. On Saturday, day 22, members of Congress were out of Washington, Donald Trump was unmoved in the White House, his border wall unbuilt, and around 800,000 federal workers were still without pay and facing mounting hardship. Related: 'Barely above water': US shutdown hits black federal workers hardest Continue reading...
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Trump backs away from declaring national emergency to fund border wall

‘What we’re not looking to do right now is national emergency’White House attorneys and allies had prepared groundworkFollow the latest US politics newsDonald Trump has backed away from his threat to declare a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find a solution to the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.“We want Congress to do its job,” the president said Friday during a round...
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Trump edges closer to declaring national emergency to fund border wall

White House attorneys and allies prepare groundworkTrump says declaration would ‘100%’ withstand scrutinyDonald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find a solution to the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.Trump was consulting White House attorneys and allies about declaring a national emergency, and using presidential emergency powers to...
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Michael Cohen: former Trump fixer to testify before Congress – as it happened

Cohen to go before House committee in early FebruaryTrump heads to border and threatens national emergencySign up to the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 9.59pm GMT That’s it for the blog today. Here’s where things stand: 9.52pm GMT Former congressional candidate Richard Ojeda, who is mounting a presidential campaign, announced Thursday that he would resign from his seat in the West Virginia state senate to pursue a White House bid.Today I announced my resignation from the WV Senate t...
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'If I have to I will': Donald Trump on declaring a national emergency – video

The US president was speaking to reporters outside the White House when he was asked for his thoughts on calling a national emergency, to which he replied: I'll probably do it, almost definitely.' Donald Trump also denied having a 'temper tantrum' during his reported confrontation with DemocratsTrump repeats threat to call national emergency as he heads to border Continue reading...
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'If I have to I will' says Trump on prospect of declaring a national emergency – video

President Trump spoke to reporters outside the White House on Thursday before heading on a trip to the border. When asked about his thoughts on calling a national emergency, he said ‘I’ll probably do it, almost definitely’. He was also asked about the reported confrontation he had with Democrats, saying: ‘I don’t have tempter tantrums ... I didn’t pound the table. That is a lie’ Continue reading...
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Trump repeats threat to call national emergency as he heads to border

Texas visit – which Trump is reportedly unenthusiastic about – comes as rift with Democrats over shutdown hardensDonald Trump has reiterated his threat to declare a national emergency if Congress does not meet his demand for billions of dollars to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border as part of a deal to end the partial government shutdown.As he left the White House on Thursday for a visit to the Texas border, Trump told reporters he would prefer to work with Congress on a deal to end the...
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Trump leaves open option to declare national emergency: 'I may do it' – live

President says the ‘threshold’ for declaration is if he can’t make a deal with Congress over border wall and government shutdownStay informed: sign up for our new US briefing 8.21pm GMT Donald Trump implored Republicans to “stick together” as they come under pressure from Democrats, federal workers and the American public to reopen the government. During a closed-door lunch with Senate Republicans, Trump remained resolute in his negotiating position and made clear that he was not prepared to...
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Rod Rosenstein expected to leave DoJ after Trump's pick takes office – live

Rosenstein has overseen Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian collusion in the 2016 election for over a year and a half 2.05pm GMT As first reported by ABC News, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to step down in the coming weeks provided Trump’s nominee to be attorney general, Bill Barr is confirmed by the Senate.Rosenstein has overseen Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian collusion in the 2016 election for over a year and a half.Rosenstein has communicated to Presi...
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Mulvaney: switch to steel is Trump wall concession to end shutdown

President heads for Camp David as talks drag on in WashingtonStar-spangled shutdown: how nationalism warped US politicsReporting “not much progress” in talks to end a government shutdown entering its 16th day, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney perhaps hinted as to why: Donald Trump’s concession to Democrats resisting his demand for a border wall is to build it with steel, not concrete. Related: Is Mitt Romney the man to lead a Republican rebellion against Trump? Continue reading...
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Shutdown over Trump wall demand threatens food, tax, transport and more

President says government closure could last months or yearsOpinion: Trump will lose ‘bigly’ on immigrationThe US woke on Saturday to the 15th day of a partial government shutdown that Donald Trump said could go on for months or years, if he is not given funding for a wall on the Mexican border. New talks were due but as the nation digested the president’s rambling, contradictory and combative remarks at a White House press conference on Friday, potentially devastating effects of the shutdown we...
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