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Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled today that the Department of Homeland Security can lawfully waive environmental protection statutes in order to build a border wall in San Diego because the existing fence is “no longer optimal for border patrol operations.”

Remember when: This was the same judge who presided over the $25 million settlement to the students of Trump University. At the time, Trump insinuated that Curiel was biased because of his Mexican heritage and called the judge a "hater."

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Georgia governor declines Trump's request to help overturn election result

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp pushed back on Saturday after President Trump pressed him to help overturn the state's election results.

Driving the news: Trump asked the Republican governor over the phone Saturday to call a special legislative session aimed at overturning the presidential election results in Georgia, per the Washington Post. Kemp refused.

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