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DC Daily: Trump says DACA deal without border wall is 'total waste of time'

Posted: 8:39 AM, Feb 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-05 16:39:56Z

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Trump, Schiff face off on Twitter as Democrats push release of dueling memo
-- President Trump and California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff traded jabs on Twitter Monday as Democrats pushed to release a memo expected to rebut a Republican document of alleged FBI surveillance abuses.

Trump tweeted: "Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!"

Schiff, the highest-ranking Democrat in the House Intelligence Committee, responded a short time later: "Mr. President, I see you've had a busy morning of 'Executive Time.' Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or...really anything else."

Trump later said: "Representative Devin Nunes, a man of tremendous courage and grit, may someday be recognized as a Great American Hero for what he has exposed and what he has had to endure!"

A source with direct knowledge of the matter told CNN that Democrats plan to offer a motion at a Monday business meeting to release their memo. If approved, the matter would be sent to Trump, who would have five days to object to its release.

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Trump seemingly squashes bipartisan immigration plan
-- President Trump seemingly rejected a Senate immigration plan reportedly proposed by Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons.

The plan, according to CNN, would allow young undocumented immigrants in the U.S. since 2013 to apply for citizenship as long as certain conditions are met. However, the bill does not include the nearly $30 billion Trump wants to build a border wall.

In a possible response to the bipartisan bill, Trump tweeted: "Any deal on DACA that does not include STRONG border security and the desperately needed WALL is a total waste of time. March 5th is rapidly approaching and the Dems seem not to care about DACA. Make a deal!"

A White House official told CNN that the McCain-Coons proposal was not up to their standards.

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British leaders respond to Trump's health care comments
-- President Trump's Monday tweet citing protests in England over health care funding received backlash from British leaders.

Trump tweeted: "The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working. Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal medical care. No thanks!"

Over the weekend, protesters in London called for the government to aid the country's National Health Service.

Britain Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt responded: "I may disagree with claims made on that march but not ONE of them wants to live in a system where 28m people have no cover. NHS may have challenges but I’m proud to be from the country that invented universal coverage - where all get care no matter the size of their bank balance"

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CNN contributed to this report