Schumer Threatens Lawsuits If Trump Uses Pentagon for Border Wall

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A Democratic lawmaker vowed Wednesday to reintroduce an amendment that would block Pentagon funding from being used for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border after reports President TrumpDonald John TrumpCigna says it has reduced customers use of opioids by 25 percent Greens launch campaign to get Pruitt fired White House: "Maximum pressure" campaign on North Korea is working MORE has floated using defense dollars to pay for it.

Departments, however, have limited authority to reprogram funds without congressional approval.

The president made the suggestion to "several advisors" and House Speaker Paul Ryan last week, the newspaper said, citing three people familiar with a meeting between Trump and Ryan.

5 of 9 Supporters of President Donald Trump display signs during a rally attended by about 500 people in San Diego, Calif., on March 13, 2018, where he was visiting the nearby border wall protoypes.

Trump campaigned on the promise that he would build the structure and somehow make Mexico foot the bill.

A Washington Post report on Tuesday contained details of Trump's desire for the military to fund his wall and appeared to clarify a message Trump posted to his Twitter account over the weekend, where he exclaimed, "Build a WALL through M!"

In a statement to the Post, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer criticized the president's proposal to build the wall with funding from the defense budget.

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"I'm not going to go beyond what the president has already said", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday.

Trump's push to enlist the military in his wall-building plans are likely to be resisted by Defense Secretary Jame Mattis, who has successfully avoided most partisan disputes.

The move comes after Trump failed to secure almost enough funding from Congress in the recently signed omnibus spending bill. According to the Washington Post, Trump is now hoping the USA military will foot the bill for his signature campaign promise on the grounds that every moment we're forced to live without a Southern border wall poses a "national security" risk.

An administration official has confirmed using the military budget is one of the ideas to fund the border wall.

"Certain things are said during the campaign that are uninformed", Kelly reportedly said during the meeting.

"I can't get into the specifics of that at this point, but I can tell you that the continuation of building the wall is ongoing, and we're going to continue moving forward in that process", Sanders said.