President Donald Trump, after an extraordinary period of back-and-forth congressional negotiations, meetings and developments, is expected to announce on Friday in the early afternoon that he’ll support a move to reopen the government for a few weeks.
He is scheduled to speak on this at the White House on Friday afternoon, at approximately 1:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter.
Some sources are reporting on Friday that the White House and Congress may be looking at a short-term spending bill to reopen the government temporarily — and allow time for lawmakers to work out a larger immigration and border security deal, as Fox News and others have noted. It is unclear at this juncture whether funding for the wall will be included or not.
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Earlier Friday, his former campaign adviser and associate Roger Stone appeared in federal court — which, as press secretary Sarah Sanders noted in a statement, has “nothing to do with the president.”
Trump is also expected to meet with mayors and pastors later in the day, CBS News and other outlets are reporting.
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