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Pentagon Checkmates Pelosi, Finds $12.8 Billion For Trump’s Border Wall

The battle for the border wall and the security of America will head back to Congress where Nancy Pelosi will try to override Trump’s veto.

Nancy Pelosi does not have the votes in the house to overrule Trump, nor do the Democrats in the Senate.

Which will send it to the courts. Now many predict Trump will lose sand many predict Trump will win, but a key issue will be how Trump finds and uses funds from the Department of Defense.

If Congress has been too eager to give huge amounts of money to the executive branch and to DOD, it is up to Congress to fix it not the courts.

Especially if some of it is unused and able to be moved. When you consider the precedent Obama set and Trump may pull off another shocking victory in court.

From The Washington Examiner: The Defense Department has identified $12.8 billion in possible funding that it could use to fulfill President Trump’s call for a border wall.

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., released the 20-page spreadsheet on Twitter Monday night.

Trump last month declared a national emergency at the border, and said he wants to use $3.6 billion for border wall projects. The Pentagon’s list said it has found possible funding sources that are “in excess of the amount needed.”

But it’s not clear which projects the Defense Department will draw from. Some states that have been allocated big chunks of money that haven’t been spent could see a hit.

California, for example, was identified as having more than $700 million in unused Army and Navy military construction that could be used. Hawaii has more than $400 million that could be used.

More than $200 million in similar funding allocated for Hawaii, Maine, New York, North Carolina, Guam, Germany, Guam, and Guantanamo Bay Cuba are also on the list.

Reed warned in his tweet that “military bases in your state could be negatively impacted” by Trump’s border emergency.

From AMN:

Members of Congress who opposed the order – including Reed – claimed that the funds diverted by the national emergency declaration would harm states’ military bases.

Last week, Congress passed a resolution to overturn Trump’s emergency declaration, which he vetoed – the first of his presidency.

Attorney General Bill Barr said Trump’s national emergency declaration was “clearly authorized under the law,” adding that the southern border crisis warranted such a declaration.

 

 

H/T  Kagdaily

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