Tierney Sneed

Tierney Sneed is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked for U.S. News and World Report. She grew up in Florida and attended Georgetown University.

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President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency — along with other measures he will take to move around money — will allow him to access roughly $8 billion to build a border wall, senior administration officials told reporters on a press call Friday morning. They expect it to fund the 234 miles of barriers that he had sought to build with his $5.7 billion request that Congress rebuffed.

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) appears to be making good on his vow to get more answers from acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker. Ahead of a hearing with Whitaker last week, Nadler appeared to back down from a threat to subpoena the acting attorney general at the hearing if he didn’t provide the answers Democrats were looking for. But near the beginning of the hearing, Nadler warned Whitaker he’d be following up on unanswered questions and even floated deposing Whitaker.

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