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Hillary Clinton: ‘There Is No National Emergency At Our Border’

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says “there’s no national emergency” at the U.S.-Mexico Border.

In an interview that aired Friday on Showtime’s “The Circus,” Clinton suggested President Donald Trump was merely “frustrated” at his inability to push border wall legislation through Congress and was resorting to other means of getting his way.

“I just don’t think you should call a national emergency unless there truly is a national emergency. There is no national emergency at our border,” Clinton said, adding that the president is “frustrated because he can’t even convince his own party to support his requests.” (RELATED: Pelosi Wants To Keep White House Out Of Border Wall Negotiations)

Clinton suggested that Democrats were just as supportive of border security as Republicans. “They just disagree with his demand that there’s only one way to do that.”

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President Donald Trump after the State of the Union address at the Capitol in Washington, DC on Feb. 5, 2019. Doug Mills/Pool via REUTERS.

However, reports indicate an increasing number of Democrats actually side with Trump on the wall and are willing to support funding it.

The former first lady also commented on the anticipated release of a report from the ongoing Mueller probe into alleged Russian collusion by the Trump campaign. Clinton suggested the president “has a duty to keep the American people informed. “I would expect that duty to be performed,” she said. (RELATED: Trump Says He Will Leave Mueller Report Decision To DOJ)

”If there is a report, that report should be sent to Congress and made public.”

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