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Democrats Protest $200M in Additional Border Wall Transfers

Sen. Patrick Leahy D-Vt., left, accompanied by Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill., questions Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen …

President Donald Trump has quietly transferred more than $200 million from Pentagon counterdrug efforts toward building his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, drawing protests from Democrats who say he is again abusing his powers.

The move would shift $129 million to wall construction from anti-drug efforts in Afghanistan — the source of perhaps 90 percent of the world’s heroin — along with $90 million freed up by passage of a stopgap funding bill, top Democrats said in a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

The Defense Department “was faced with a simple choice: either additional funds be used for their read more >>>

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