The Democratic leaders added that Trump is beholden to "right-wing radio and TV hosts" on the issue of the wall, and that "different people from the same White House are saying different things about what the president would accept or not", making it impossible to negotiate.
Republican and Democratic senators alike expressed grave concern about Mattis's departure, which was spurred by Trump's decision to pull us troops from Syria, despite the objections of military leaders and his own defense secretary.
With ultra-conservative lawmakers and media commentators demanding that the president stick to his campaign promises, Trump stood his ground on the wall.
Most of the existing fencing along the U.S. -Mexico border was erected with the 2006 funding.
Trump told House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders at the White House he wouldn't sign a Senate-passed compromise bill, which would have kept border security money at $1.3 billion, not the $5 billion he wanted for the wall with Mexico.
The standoff between Trump and Senate Democrats led to the closure of about one-quarter of the U.S. federal government on midnight Friday, and with most of Congress out of town for the Christmas holiday, lawmakers say there is little prospect of ending the dispute until after the new year.
The director's comment about the president's softening stance came less than 24 hours after a senior administration official insisted to reporters on Saturday that Congress give into Trump's demands, highlighting the unpredictable nature of Trump's negotiating style.
Typically in the event of a shutdown, some federal employees deemed essential continue to work, but their pay is withheld until the shutdown is over, while other federal employees are placed on furlough, meaning they are effectively put on a leave of absence without pay.
US government shutdown set to last through Christmas
President Donald Trump is not going to be in Mar-a-Lago this Christmas and he really wants everyone to know it.
The October 2013 shutdown, which lasted 16 days, happened after the House and Senate deadlocked over the Affordable Care Act.
The White House, meanwhile, said Trump was meeting Monday afternoon with DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen and other department officials "to discuss border security".
Trump had already declared Monday, Christmas Eve, a federal holiday.
Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, blamed the shutdown on a "remarkable two-week temper tantrum" by the president, who he said could reopen the government if he would "abandon the wall".
But after Vice-President Mike Pence left Capitol Hill, after more fruitless talks, Richard Shelby of Alabama, the Republican chair of the Senate appropriations committee, said a quick end to the shutdown was "not probable".
Prosecutors did not agree on any guidelines range, but agreed to request leniency if she provides "substantial assistance". Nonetheless, many news outlets, such as USA Today and Raw Story, have claimed that she worked on "behalf of the Kremlin".
But it could also lead to scenarios under which the country remains close to - or even stays in - the EU. To the east of the city the "People's Vote" group held a rally calling for a second referendum .
If all Democrats support the Senate-passed measure, it would only need limited Republican votes to get through the House. They also worry Trump's failure to make good on his signature campaign promise could hamper his re-election campaign.
Both of the European superpowers would grant him lavish budgets for a different kind of project to the one he is now involved in. Arsenal have received a potentially huge boost with the news that Harry Kane could miss Wednesday's EFL Cup quarter-final.
In the other draws, defending champions Real Madrid will face Ajax while their LaLiga rivals Barcelona will take on Lyon. The first leg of the matches will be played on February 12/13 and February 19/20 with 2 matches scheduled each day.
The alleged remarks came after the Prime Minister said the Labour Party "aren't impressed" with their leader's stance on Brexit . The Labour leader said he had actually muttered "stupid people" during heated exchanges with the PM on Wednesday.
Erdoğan said Turkey was the victim of a "stalling tactic" over Manbij and that Islamic State no longer posed a threat in Syria. The YPG still controls a large swathe of northeast Syria, on Turkey's southern border.
The movement has no clear leaders, and past protests have attracted extremists who hurled projectiles at police. Mr Macron will speak from the presidential Elysee Palace at 8pm (1900 GMT), an Elysee official said.
China has reacted sharply on United States and UK accusations on Chinese government hackers on a large scale on cyber theft. Those cases involved both hacking and recruiting insiders to steal data and IT system passwords.
Analysts expected, on average, earnings of $1.43 per share on $33.58 billion in revenue, according to Zacks Investment Research . Return on assets (ROA) is a financial ratio that shows the percentage of profit a company earns about its overall resources.
Futures in Chicago tumbled as a result, while the 2018 harvest had been piling up, unsold, in silos, bins and bags across the U.S. The soybeans are expected to be shipped mostly from grain terminals in the U.S.
Mordaunt is one of the last remaining pro-Brexit members of May's cabinet, where she serves as global development minister. MP Graham Brady says the threshold of 48 letters from lawmakers needed to trigger a leadership vote has been reached.
But there was one raindrop on the parade: the trailer featured a pretty bad original track called Immortal by 21 Savage . NnetherRealm has announced its upcoming Mortal Kombat title, Mortal Kombat 11 with an exciting CGI trailer.
The movie starts off with this Peter's narration, catching viewers up on the broad strokes of the Spider-Man story. The last DLC for it is Silver Lining and will bring back Silver Sable to put her in a new role.
May said changing Conservative leader would "put our country's future at risk and create uncertainty when we can least afford it". If she wins the vote, however, her Tory foes would be unable to launch another leadership challenge against her for a year.
The Senate had already passed legislation ensuring that workers will receive back pay, and the House was likely to follow suit. Those deemed "essential" are spared but employees of the rest (around 40%) are placed on unpaid leave and told not to work.
After River Plate was upset by the host club, everyone knew it would be Real Madrid lifting the trophy once again. If they win, Real would become the first club to win four Club World Cup championships.
Authorities have confirmed that Berreth's cellphone is in fact in Idaho, but were not able to elaborate on how it got there. The mother told CBS that her daughter was looking forward to being married but said the couple had not set a wedding date.
Scholes was also critical of United's players and said he believed they had let Mourinho down with their performances this season. His last game, the 5-5 at West Brom, was nearly the ideal end for him. "Player power with Jose is the worst thing in management".
It was not her first time dealing cancer , and the news prompted many questions about the 85-year-old justice's well-being. The Supreme Court Justice had cancerous nodules removed from her lungs on Friday, according to a statement from the U.S.
They warn that "caving" on Trump's repeated wall promises could hurt his 2020 re-election chances, and other Republicans' as well. A partial shutdown would force federal parks to close unless the government also declares them an essential service.
The special counsel instead charged Flynn with lying about his conversation with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. That undercuts Alptekin's claims to The Daily Caller that he would have advised Flynn against writing the op-ed.
The Raptors' defense was on point throughout the night against a healthy Warriors group that could never find a rhythm. In the first meeting between these two teams, the Warriors were without Steph Curry and Draymond Green due to injury.
The president's next chief of staff will be his third in under two years. -Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Ayers, Axios reported , will run Trump's outside group, America First, after leaving the administration.