Partner Christopher Swift is quoted in an article in The Atlantic
, “Could Trump Actually Use Military Funding for His Border Wall?
” about reports that the president is considering using military funds to build a wall along the Mexican border.
Using defense funds to build a border wall would likely require congressional approval, Swift said. But the “bigger question is whether Congress really wants the president treating something that has historically been a law-enforcement enterprise as a defense enterprise, as a military enterprise,” he said.
Moreover, any attempt to have the Defense Department fund the wall but not oversee it would likely result in an “administrative nightmare,” he added.