Trump declares national emergency to bypass Congress over border wall funds – live news

Trump announces emergency to bypass Congress and free up billions for long-promised border wall

8.39pm GMT

A gag order for attorneys and witnesses has been issued in the case of Roger Stone by a federal judge in Washington DC.

Stone, a longtime friend and adviser to Donald Trump, was indicted last month on charges of lying to investigators, obstructing justice and witness tampering. He denies wrongdoing.

8.22pm GMT

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has been interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to CNN.

“The President urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel. I was happy to voluntarily sit down with them,” Sanders told the network in an interview.

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Source: theguardian