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'It will create a firestorm': Mulvaney's border wall cash grab sparks dissent in White House

Feb 12, 2019 - Politico

The White House is firming up plans to redirect unspent federal dollars as a way of funding President Donald Trump's border wall without taking the dramatic step of invoking a national emergency.

Done by executive order, this plan would allow the White House to shift money from different budgetary accounts without congressional approval, circumventing Democrats who refuse to give Trump anything like the $5.7 billion he has demanded. Nor would it require a controversial emergency declaratio...