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Federal Appeals Court Hands Trump Huge Victory, Frees Up $3.6 Billion For Border Wall

President Trump had a HUGE victory in court this week.

I bet you didn’t see it covered on the nightly news.

And if they did cover it, I bet it was only briefly.  

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Here’s the deal….

After Clinton-appointed Judge David Briones issued an injunction against President Trump’s border wall, he was reversed this week in Appellate Court in a 2-1 ruling!

Check this out:

From NPR:

A federal appeals court has handed the Trump administration a victory by allowing the president to tap military construction funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

A divided 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the decision late Wednesday, reversing a lower court order that stopped Trump from using $3.6 billion in U.S Defense Department money to construct the long-promised border wall.

The court noted that in July, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a similar freeze on a separate source of military funding that Trump would like to use to pay for border barriers.

"The Government is entitled to the same relief here," wrote the three-judge panel in the opinion.

On Thursday, the White House welcomed the court's action, calling the nationwide injunction put in place by the lower court "illegitimate."

"This is a victory for the rule of law. We are committed to keeping our borders secure, and we will finish the wall," said White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.

Opponents say pulling money that was approved by Congress for other military projects in order to pay for border wall construction is an abuse of power.

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Administration officials insist the maneuver became legal after Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border in February 2019. Under the declaration, Trump officials say, they have the right to reallocate military construction funding for more urgent projects, such as the 450 miles of border wall that Trump says he wants built by the end of the year.

When the president declared the national emergency over border security, he orderedfederal agencies to find $6.7 billion in funding from other government projects to finance construction. The declaration also created a path to another source of border wall funding: money collected in drug interdiction efforts.

In essence, Trump's declaration enabled him to draw billions more dollars beyond the $1.3 billion that Congress specifically authorized for border wall funding. Trump had previously requested $5.7 billion from lawmakers, but Democrats balked at the price tag.

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