CNN Evening News for Monday, Feb 18, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Abby Philip) The sense of urgency that seems now not to be there about the emergency when there is work to be done about where the money is coming from with nothing on the White House schedule for this "priority" discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The state-level legal challenges to the declaration noted. Live discussion held with California attorney general Xavier Becerra about the California lawsuit. [BECERRA - offers views on the grounds for challenging the president's emergency declaration when Congress allocates money, on what could happen before the Supreme Court since this is not a conservative argument: a constitutional violation.] Other material: [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - says we have a national emergency on our hands.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A list of the 16 states filing suit against Trump outlined on screen. Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & Ken Cuccinelli about the legal issues. [In studio, TOOBIN - offers views on the timeline of the lawsuits: moving pretty quickly, how this case is about the federal law, not its constitutionality, how the president will offer arguments about border security.] [From Virginia, CUCCINELLI - offers views on the attorney general's arguments against the president since the emergency laws are very vague, the issue of burden of proof & persuasion.] Other material. [Yesterday, Trump adviser Stephen MILLER - talks about the unsecured border.]