by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/04/19, 11:02 am
WASHINGTON—A federal judge on Monday rejected the U.S. House of Representatives’ attempt to block President Donald Trump’s transfer of Defense Department money to fund construction of a wall at the U.S. southern border. The president redirected the money as part of a national emergency declaration in February following a lengthy budget battle and partial government shutdown. Trump requested a total of $6.1 billion from the Pentagon, but acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has yet to decide whether to transfer about $3.6 billion of the total.