The Department of Justice (DOJ) has warned the White House that the courts are likely to block a national emergency declaration to build a wall along the southern border, according to ABC News.
The White House, however, remains confident that it can win on appeal and ultimately have such a declaration approved by the courts, ABC News reported.
The DOJ declined comment to The Hill. The White House did not return a request for comment.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Thursday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTariffs threaten 1.5M jobs: study Tariffs threaten 1.5m jobs: Study Trump says he'll meet with dictators if it helps the US MORE plans to bypass Congress to get border wall funding by declaring a national emergency. Trump also plans to sign a bill to fund the government, preventing another shutdown. The legislation does not include the amount of funding Trump wants for a wall.
The White House confirmed Trump's plans to declare a national emergency.
“It undermines the role of Congress and the appropriations process and it’s just not good policy,” she added.