Mulvaney: If Congress Won’t Cooperate, Trump Will Use Executive Authority

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As the February 15 deadline inches closer, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney pointed to the likelihood that President Donald Trump will unilaterally force funding to be allotted to his border wall.

“…If Congress won’t participate or won’t go along, we’ll figure out a way to do it with executive authority. With, and let’s be clear about this, legal executive authority,” Mulvaney told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “This is not a circumstance of the President overstepping his bounds.”

Though a bipartisan group in Congress has been trying to forge a compromise, Trump has said many times that he thinks the effort is in vain and feels he has the complete authority to declare a national emergency to fulfill his campaign promise.

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