Border Security Funding Talks Stalled, Government Shutdown Looms

If an agreement on funding the government isn't reached by Friday at midnight, the government could partially shut down again, just three weeks after the longest US government shutdown in history.

"I think the talks are stalled right now". He added the "most likely outcome" is that Congress will reach a border security agreement Trump will sign.

"Let's say the hardcore, left wing of the Democrat Party prevails in this negotiation and they put a bill on the president's desk with, say, zero money for the wall, or $800 million, an absurdly low number", White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told "Meet the Press" on Sunday. He said they're not offering anything near the $5.7-billion he says is needed for his barrier with Mexico, while raising unnecessary hurdles.

- With less than a week to go until another potential partial federal government shutdown begins on Friday, bipartisan compromise talks on funding for President Trump's proposed border wall have completely broken down, sources tell Fox News.

"We need to keep our eyes on this but I'm very hopeful, not positive, but very hopeful we can come to an agreement", he said.

In particular, Schiff said the House panel plans to investigate Trump's two-decade relationship with Deutsche Bank, a German institution that has paid hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties in recent years after admitting its role in a $10 billion money laundering scheme that allowed clients in Russian Federation to move vast sums overseas.

"It was a very bad week for the Democrats, with the GREAT economic numbers, The Virginia disaster and the State of the Union address", Trump continued. But rising to the fore was a related dispute over curbing Customs and Immigration Enforcement, or ICE, the federal agency that Republicans see as an emblem of tough immigration policies and Democrats accuse of often going too far. Democrats want to limit the number of beds to prevent ICE from aggressively arresting immigrants. Trump has threatened to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress and build his wall with the military, but that option faces GOP opposition and legal hurdles.

The president weighed in on the discussions in a tweet Saturday, without actually referring to them. "I think there's some members of leadership on the Democratic side, in particular Speaker [of the House Nancy] Pelosi, who is really out there on her own saying things like "walls are immoral" and she will only allow one dollar for a wall".

"We were, you know, progressing well", Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., said Sunday on ABC's "This Week". "And it just seems over the last 24 hours or so the goalposts have been moving from the Democrats".

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