Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

Posted March 27, 2019

Trump and Democrats are furiously fighting to characterize the letter's findings, and the release of the actual Mueller report, if that occurs, could dramatically shake things up once again.

In 2017, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway made headlines when she claimed in a "Meet the Press" appearance that then-press secretary Sean Spicer had used "alternative facts" when he falsely claimed that Trump had a record number of attendees at his inauguration. Trump was flanked during his remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. That included passage by the Republican-led Senate, in which 12 GOP senators - almost 1 of every 4 - joined Democrats in blocking him.

The first listing, titled "The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion", is available for $9.20 in paperback and includes the special counsel's report with an introduction by lawyer and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz.

President Trump and some Republican lawmakers are on the offensive following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report to Attorney General William Barr, suggesting on Monday that those behind the Russian Federation probe be investigated themselves.

"Even though the two issues clearly aren't related, it increases the president's strength and popularity and puts him in a stronger position", Republican Representative Tom Cole said before the House vote.

The House Judiciary Committee has approved a Republican request to demand documents from the Justice Department about former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's claim Justice Department officials discussed using the Constitution's 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

The emergency declaration would let Trump shift an additional $3.6bn from military construction projects to erecting barriers along the border with Mexico.

Republicans said Trump was merely acting under a law that gives presidents emergency powers, and was trying to head off Democrats with little concern about border security.

And he lauded Mueller's report, though it was unclear if the president had a copy or had read it.

The comments come a day after the attorney general told Congress that special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence Trump or his associates conspired with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election.

Six House Democratic committee chairmen are asking for the full report by April 2.