FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump skeptical about future wall deal as possibility of another shutdown looms

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Developing now, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019

SHUTDOWN DRAMA FAR FROM OVER: As furloughed federal workers prepare to return to work on Monday, President Trump says he doubts he could accept any deal from lawmakers that give him less than his requested $5.7 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, fueling the possibility that there could be another partial government shutdown in a few weeks ... In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Sunday, the president also was skeptical on whether a bipartisan group of lawmakers chosen to negotiate a budget deal could reach an agreement before funding for most government agencies runs out on Feb. 15, saying, "I personally think it’s less than 50-50, but you have a lot of very good people on that board."

On Friday, Trump signed a short-term spending bill reopening the government and ending the 35-day shutdown without any funding for his long-promised border barrier, a reversal from last month when he refused to sign any funding legislation that did not provide wall money. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney strongly suggested on "Fox News Sunday" that Trump will construct a border wall using his emergency powers if Congress cannot agree on a compromise to fund the construction in the next three weeks.

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KAMALA 2020 FORMALLY LAUNCHES: Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., formally launched her run for the Democratic presidential nomination Sunday with a full-fledged embrace of big government programs, including "Medicare for All" and universal pre-kindergarten education -- and taking multiple shots at President Trump's policies .... "I'm running to fight for an America where the economy works for working people," Harris told a cheering crowd outside City Hall in her hometown of Oakland. "I am running to declare, once and for all, that health care is a fundamental right, and to deliver that right with 'Medicare for All.' To declare education is a fundamental right, and we will guarantee that right with universal pre-K and debt-free college."

Harris also slammed President Trump's planned border wall as "a medieval vanity project" and criticized the administration for its hardline immigration policy.

WILL MUELLER CRACK STONE? - Former longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone on Sunday gave mixed signals on whether he would cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation after being indicted for obstruction ...  Stone appeared to open the door to cooperating with Mueller, telling anchor George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' "This Week"he hasn't ruled out the possibility of striking a deal with prosecutors. "hat's a question I'll have to determine after my attorneys have some discussion," he said.

NEW HELP OFFERED IN SEARCH FOR MISSING MOM: A search and rescue team that specializes in K9 searches says its ready to help search for Savannah Spurlock, the Kentucky mother of four who’s been missing since earlier this year, provided local authorities give the go-ahead on Monday, the team’s commander told Fox News ... The Cajun Coast Search & Rescue Team is a Louisiana-based group primarily made up of firefighters and police that use teams of trained dogs to help local law enforcement find missing persons.

Spurlock, a native of Richmond, Ky., was last seen leaving a Lexington bar on Jan. 4. Three men have been questioned in connection to her disappearance but no arrests were made.

  • Questions linger after Louisiana suspect in killing of five is captured in Virginia


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