Trump renews threat to close USA border with Mexico


"We want the Constitution as written!", the president wrote while on Thanksgiving break at his Florida resort Mar-a-Lago. Such an action would probably be undertaken by Military Police armed with shields and batons, not firearms, he said. Their heroism, perseverance and strength.

Last week, it emerged the American firebrand was planning on keeping the troops in position throughout Thanksgiving. That's where an appeal of the asylum ruling would normally go.

Lonnie Swartz, 43, was acquitted by a federal jury in Tucson, following two days of deliberations over the death of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez.

Trump's remarks on Tuesday came when a reporter asked for his reaction to a ruling by USA district judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco that put the administration's asylum policy, under which no one could apply for asylum except at an official border entry point, on hold.

But he waited until after the phone call to elaborate.

"The deployed military personnel shall not, without further direction from you, conduct traditional civilian law enforcement activities, such as arrest, search and seizure in connection with the enforcement of the laws", says the memo, which was obtained by CBS News national security correspondent David Martin. But on Wednesday, he spoke up for the independence of the federal judiciary and rejected the notion that judges are loyal to the presidents who appoint them. "I wouldn't follow him to a bar if he offered to pay!"

"The President said his daughter's case differed greatly from Clinton's, saying all of her emails involving government business are now "in historical records" and that Ivanka didn't send any classified emails". "The 9th Circuit, everybody knows that it's totally out of control".

Saudi Arabia, however, has won the president's praise.

In a wide-ranging question and answer session with reporters, the president also said the Central Intelligence Agency didn't conclude that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and cited lower oil prices and an arms deal as reasons not to punish Saudi Arabia.

By telephone, Trump told members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard that he and first lady Melania Trump wanted to express their "profound gratitude".

"They did not come to a conclusion".

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Trump's appointments to the Supreme Court and lower federal courts have themselves spurred charges that the courts are becoming more politicized.

"It's an atrocity. It's a bad thing".

"I have no choice", Trump said, and, without providing evidence, added, "You're dealing with a minimum of 500 serious criminals" and "rough people". I will say very strongly that it's a very important ally. They create tremendous wealth. Please study the numbers, they are shocking.

By no means did he seal the border with Mexico.

Trump lashed out after Judge Joh Tigar in San Francisco issued a restraining order on Monday against the president's ban on allowing migrants illegally crossing the border to apply for asylum.

On Thursday, Trump appeared to contradict Mattis' statement.

"If they have to, they have to use lethal force".

"They called me up".

"I'm troubled by it", former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who served in George W. Bush's administration, told NPR's Morning Edition.

-Trump said he'd be interviewing candidates for potential openings in his administration - but wouldn't say for what positions.