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Pentagon examining border wall options if Trump declares national emergency
by Diana Stancy Correll
 | January 10, 2019 02:27 PM

The Pentagon is exploring ways to build a border wall along the southern border in the event President Trump declares a national emergency and directs military funding toward the project, according to a new report.

"The Department of Defense is reviewing available authorities and funding mechanisms to identify options to enable border barrier construction," Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Bill Speaks told USA Today. "As there has not been such a declaration made, it would be inappropriate to comment further on those efforts."

The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Washington Examiner.

Trump has floated the possibility of declaring a national emergency that would direct military funding for a border wall amid the partial government shutdown due to a dispute over funding for the project. Such funds would be pulled from the the Pentagon’s budget for construction projects that Congress have already approved.

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Hopefully a lot of prep and design work is being done "behind the scenes" so as to be in-place when Mr. Trump makes the emergency declaration.

This is going to be "the only way out" for him, if indeed he wants the border wall (and re-election, for he can't be re-elected without it).

The democrat-communists will NEVER give in to this in the House.
There has to be an end-run around them, and "national emergency" is it.

Also, it's going to be necessary to have a team of lawyers "at the ready" to counter lawsuits regarding eminent domain for the necessary "taking" of property to get the barrier underway.

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