Trump 'prepared' to force USA government shutdown for over a year

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According to recent figures released by the Trump administration's Treasury Department, the U.S. National debt has hit a record high of $21.9 trillion.

Mr Sherman and Mr Green pushed to impeach Mr Trump in 2017 and 2018 but the House blocked those resolutions twice, with the help of Democrats who said the effort was premature.

It would include border wall money as well as a legal option for young immigrants in the United States illegally but working or attending school under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Incoming House leader Nancy Pelosi has described the wall as an "immorality" while once again flatly rejecting Trump's insistence on $5.6 billion for the southern barrier.

There have been signs in the last 48 hours that moderate Republicans in the Senate are willing to break with the president and demand he approve a spending package to reopen government. None of Trump's predecessors has ever publicly advocated such a thing.

"I thought her comments were disgraceful", Trump said at a press briefing in the Rose Garden Friday afternoon. "I am allowed to do that".

In a television interview that aired Thursday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that the House's actions regarding impeachment should be guided by an anticipated report from Mueller, who is probing whether Trump's campaign coordinated with Russian Federation and whether Trump has tried to obstruct the investigation.

Schumer said after the meeting that Trump threatened to keep the government shut down for "months or even years". "Months or even years".

Council of Economic Advisers chairman Kevin Hassett said Thursday morning that Trump is "absolutely" concerned about the rising national debt, CNN reported. "But we can call a national emergency and build it very quickly".

White House officials and congressional staffers will meet at 11am EST (1600 GMT) on Saturday to try to end the impasse, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said.

House Democrats muscled through legislation Friday night to fund the government but not Mr Trump's proposed wall.

The House formally picked veteran Democratic lawmaker Pelosi as its speaker, elevating the liberal from San Francisco for her second stint in one of Washington's most powerful jobs.

He added that discussions with the Democrats had been "productive" and that both sides were "on the same page" when it came to ending the government shutdown.

Newly elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wouldn't have used "that language".

Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, told a crowd at a MoveOn event in Washington, DC, "People love you, and you win. Paychecks are being withheld".

Pelosi hasn't ruled out impeachment, but has called it a "divisive activity" that needs support from both parties. On Thursday night, House Democrats passed legislation to fund eight closed departments through September 30, and the Department of Homeland Security through February 8.

The Republicans had passed an initial funding bill including $5bn (£4bn) for the wall, when they still had a majority in the House, but they could not get the necessary 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate.

Her filmmaker daughter Alexandra Pelosi in an interview was asked about her thoughts on the shutdown discussions with Mr Trump.

Also Friday, the Pentagon said it had received a request from DHS for additional help securing the USA southern border. And your son looks at you and says, 'Momma, look, you won.

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