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Trump / Border Wall / National Emergency / Schiff Interview / A Discussion (Part I) #1134798

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The 2014 tweet from President Trump about the Constitution & appropriations while he declared a national emergency to get funds for his border wall quoted; details given from past national emergencies, the questions about what makes a crisis on the border, Josh Green's book, "Devils's Bargain," quoted about the origin of the idea of the wall with Sam Nunberg explaining the idea of the wall as a memory aid for immigration.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) How this is a campaign emergency premise for the president so he will try to redirect funds for the wall with legal challenges likely with senators warning about the legal consequences discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Representative Adam Schiff about the emergency declaration. [SCHIFF - offers views on how the border security is not an emergency issue, how the party will not stand up to him: see Senator Mitch McConnell's reversal, that there should be a resolution of disapproval & how it will be stopped in the courts, how Trump does not care if it gets challenge in the courts: a political maneuver, how McConnell changed his mind: that he goes along with an unconstitutional act.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Trump supporter Steve Cortes, Neal Katyal & Dana Bash about Trump & his declaration. [DASH, KATYAL, CORTES - offer views on what McConnell did to get the president to sign the compromise bill to fund the government, how a lawsuit could/will come & play out on the constitutional issue, why the statute makes this declaration constitutional because there is a crisis at the border: an external threat.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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