President Trump Saturday embarked on what he described as an "activist Obama appointed judge" after a federal judge blocked the administration's plan to redistribute money to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico.
"Another activist Obama appointed judge has just ruled against us on part of the southern wall that is already under construction," he said. "This is a provision against border security and in favor of crime, drugs and trafficking."
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Trump continued to say that the administration is asking for "an accelerated appeal."
US District Court judge Haywood Gilliam's ruling late Friday temporarily prevents the administration from using redistributed funds to two wall-related projects in Arizona and Texas by diverting money that Congress has not approved.
Trump declared a national emergency in February and uses this statement to redirect Pentagon funding after Congress did not agree with the President's demand for more than 5 billion US dollars. dollars in wall finance.
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"In short, the belief that when Congress rejects the request for appropriate means of exercise, executive can nevertheless simply find a way to use these funds without Congress" not square with the fundamental principles of the principle of power that go back to our republic. Early days, "he said.
Gilliam's decision does not stop the Trump administration from using other sources to fund the wall, and he declined a request from California and 19 other states to prevent reorganization of $ 600 million in treasury funds for the wall.
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Trump's statement of a national emergency following a 35-day government termination was controversial on both sides at a time. passed both congress halls, but was vetoed at the President's desk, President of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Ca lif., And Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., called it a "power grab of a disappointed president" in a statement.
Congress had OK $ 1.4 billion for border security, but it wasn't close to $ 5 billion Trump requested.
The White House made an additional $ 8 billion in existing funding that could be relocated to the wall, of which $ 3.5 billion could be moved from the Defense Ministry's military construction budget through the Emergency Declaration.
Trump predicted a difficult legal battle when he declared the national emergency and said he believed it would end in the Supreme Court.
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"We want a national emergency and we will be sued," Trump said, adding that the federal appeal bodies could well rule against his administration. "Then we end up in the Supreme Court, and hopefully we get a fair shake and we win at the Supreme Court – just as in the ban ."
The case is one of a number of lawsuits that the administration faces the statement. On Thursday, a Washington judge heard arguments about a trial of the House of Representatives claiming it was violating the Constitution.
The judge considered whether Parliament could sue the president instead of resolving a dispute through the political process.
Fox News & # 39; Louis Casiano, Brooke Singman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.