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California, New York promise legal challenges to Trump’s emergency declaration

California and New York suggested on Friday they would take legal action against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars in funds to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.


Texas landowners file first lawsuit to block Trump’s national emergency declaration

Three Texas landowners and an environmental group filed the first lawsuit on Friday challenging President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen said.


U.S. transport official is top candidate to replace Rosenstein: sources

U.S. Transportation Department Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen is the leading candidate to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general to serve alongside new Attorney General William Barr, two administration officials told Reuters on Friday.


Massachusetts ex-governor first Republican to challenge Trump for 2020

Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, said on Friday he will challenge U.S. President Donald Trump for their party’s presidential nomination in 2020, saying the country was in “grave peril.”


Trump to receive update on border security bill: official

U.S. President Donald Trump will receive an update on border security legislation agreed to by Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday morning, a White House official said.


House advances border security funds toward final passage

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved the rules for debating a bill to avert another partial federal government shutdown by funding several agencies but denying President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.


Pelosi threatens possible legal action over expected Trump emergency declaration

The top Democrat in the U.S. Congress said on Thursday she might file a legal challenge if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency to secure funds to build a wall along the U.S. southern border, as the White House has said he would.


Senate passes border security bill, sends to House

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to avert another partial government shutdown with bipartisan spending legislation that funds new barriers for part of the U.S.-Mexico border, but not the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump sought for a wall.


Trump’s firing of FBI head Comey triggered probe: ex-official McCabe

Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe said he began an obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigation involving U.S. President Donald Trump and his ties to Russia after Trump fired bureau Director James Comey in May 2017, CBS News reported on Thursday.


Ex-acting FBI chief says probe of Trump began after Comey firing: CBS

Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe said he began an obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigation involving U.S. President Donald Trump and his ties to Russia after Trump fired bureau Director James Comey in May 2017, CBS News reported on Thursday.



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