Trump makes his immigration case: “Our country is full”
Trump makes his immigration case: “Our country is full” Trump makes his immigration case: “Our country is full”And thank you for joining us. President Trump is ending his weak watch like you started it with attacks on Democrats who support the president, did not make good on his threat border, but he told Mexico that place tariffs on cars if they don’t do enough to stop illegal crossing. The President also issued a new message to those seeking entry on the border, whether it’s Asylum weather. It’S anything you want it. Illegal immigration can’t take you anymore, we can’t take your country is full or areas. Sectors. Full can’t take anymore can happen till turn around. That’S the way it is. The president’s personal lawyer is playing defense over Democrats request to release Mr Trump’s tax returns to release them, and he said that the request, a quote not consistent with governing law and do not Advance any proper legislative purpose and threatened to interfere with ordinary conduct of audits. That’S the same justice department is facing a battle over releasing the full report matters next week before members of Congress that it remains to be seen if he’ll even engage in any of the question about the special counsel has promised to release a redacted version of the Report by mid-april democrats want to see the entire thing, the whole thing on rejected and now issue a subpoena to do so present riding. I have not read the Mueller report yet, even though I have every right to do so, only know the conclusions and all the big one, no collusion. Likewise, recommendations intensify this week after we learned that some on Mueller’s team are not happy with the way bar summarized special counsel’s. Finding I want to bring Natalie and Russia covers Congress for the Wall Street Journal and joined us now from Washington to Natalie. I want to start with the tax returns. There are reports of the presents willing to take this fight. All the way to the Supreme Court are Democrats ready for that long battle on Thursday, and he outlines that he had two attorneys before issuing this request for Donald Trump’s tax returns and that he had done so in a way that he felt would go favorably in Court, though, Democrats made this request, looking ahead, preparing for a month-long battle and feeling, as though the requesting made, which draws on a 1924 law that goes back several. Obviously, it’s almost a hundred years old but they’re feeling that their ties to that will help them in court expecting a court battle over this. So when you talk about the Mueller report, what is it that Dems want released and what do they believe that they can extract from this report that hasn’t been public to look at maybe bed and what Mueller said and if there’s a difference in those two they Want to know about it and the grand jury testimony was that bark included in his summary the molar did not. They really want to know why Mueller did not make the conclusion when it came to obstruction of justice and that he left that up to the attorney general, who had written a memo in the past thing that he didn’t feel as though the President should be indicted. And they know that the Attorney General different thoughts on executive power than Democrats do especially with Donald Trump in the office in office, so find the in between there, and they want to see the report to the conclusion similar made himself and not rely on summary. From attorney general Barr, given that he is a political appointee, so we know bars going to be on the help me testifying on budget matters. We know that they’re, undoubtedly D questions asked about the special counsel you can kill, engage with those questions. Lawmakers will get to engage with bar sense. Similar report came out, and it seems as though it’s going to be whether Democrats and Republicans will ask the questions the public wants to know, or will they stick to the matter and the reason why bar is on the hill and that’s to talk about the budget And doj, and at this point in the new cycle, we’re not looking at the. if he engages and how much he’s willing to chat, but it’s certainly thinks that Democrats will ask him directly. I want to talk to you also Natalie about immigration. The White House stood the Trump Administration Friday over that the president emergency declaration to force funding for a border wall in this lawsuit members of his cabinet cheaper to go to the house. Democrats are really trying to look at the the Constitution here, which gives Congress the ability to appropriate money, and so Democrats keep going back to Provisions in the Constitution that they want to drown. They don’t want to be seen as attacking the president, although this week we saw it subpoenas, we saw several oversight matters that fit Republic and certainly objected to, as attacking the president Democrats are relying on this constitutional provision that says Congress gets to appropriate the money. They say that Donald Trump, by declaring it National Emergency and but his administration, by wanting to use the money for other projects and cough appropriated for that they have grounds for a lawsuit and they want to fight that and also to see a play out. Yet it will be interesting to see how that that plays out. I mean the president is facing a surge of border crossings which he’s obviously not a fan of, and it said on the cliff he played a few minutes ago that he wants to stop. That knits. Believe that he’s look for someone who is going to be tough Steven Miller. His top immigration advisor at the White House reportedly did not like the acting ice administrator. So maybe going to see someone who lines up more with Stephen Miller’s views his much more of a hard line on immigration and someone who also can take those ideas and he’s going to have to at some point be in front of Congress and talk to Congress. About that someone who can withstand that from house Democrats – and we also know the Republican issue with the president’s tariff approaching the past – are they taking this latest threat to hex cars from Mexico seriously? Do they believe that the present will actually act on this Donald Trump and floated when he talked about closing the Border? This week, I chased Republican Senators around and asked, and it was very forthcoming that this was not a good idea as with Senator Ron Johnson. These are people who have mostly align with Trump on policy to type things that when it comes to Terrace and when it comes to things that affect the economy, this is when you see Republicans push back against the president. It seems as terrorists they’re going to push back they’re not going to like this going to feel that it will hurt the delicate balance in the economy, especially closing the border, is, would be detrimental likely on the economy for where lawmakers are saying, they’re going to push Back putting a tariff on cars at the border could violate that you, the new trade agreement that the president announced President Trump is threatening to place tariffs on cars from Mexico. Natalie Andrews, a congressional reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins CBSN to discuss how lawmakers are reacting to the president’s immigration stance.