The Pentagon has already got ready to move $3.6 billion from other Defense construction programs…..
The total comes to about the $5 billion plus Donald Trump wants to build his 80 miles of concrete and steel Southern Border wall….
These billions where authorised by Congress for the original projects ….But …Donald Trump has ordered HIS Defense Department to send the money HIS way for HIS wall…There’s more….$604 million, will come from money funding Afghan and coalition forces…
Trump in this?….
IS going around the Congress money appropriation wishes…
But Congress maybe reduced to standing on the sidelines….
Attempts to question Trump’s actions may result in no answers from the White House, Trump or Military leaders who maybe order to not respond to US House oversight information requests….
The Pentagon will shift $1.5 billion for President Trump’s border wall from programs that include the military’s next nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile and a plane that provides surveillance and communications to fighter jets while airborne, according to a Defense Department document obtained by The Washington Post.
The document includes more details about the administration’s plan, disclosed Friday, to build about 80 additional miles of border wall using Defense Department money. The document echoes acting defense secretary Patrick M. Shanahan in saying that there will be no negative effect on military readiness, though administration officials have previously acknowledged that reprogrammed money also could be put toward other unfunded military projects.
“The Department carefully selected sources for the reprogramming that are excess or early to need and will not adversely affect military preparedness,” the document said.
The reprogramming has angered Democratic lawmakers, who say it amounts to the administration sidestepping congressional authority to pay for a Trump campaign promise. The Pentagon has justified the reprogramming for the border wall by shifting the funding to a Defense Department counterdrug effort.
“We look forward to hearing your views on how you intend to repair the damaged relationship between the defense oversight committees and the Department,” several Democratic senators, including Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), Jack Reed (R.I.) and Richard J. Durbin (Ill.), wrote in a letter to the Pentagon on Friday.
Defense Department officials have not provided a breakdown of how much money will come from each program.
“The funds were drawn from a variety of sources, including cost savings, programmatic changes and revised requirements,” the Pentagon said in a statement Friday, without elaborating….