Stephen Miller: Trump will "protect" his national emergency declaration

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller said on "Fox News Sunday" that President Trump "will protect his national emergency declaration" for the border, refusing to answer whether Trump would veto a resolution of disapproval that Congress may pass.

Backdrop: Trump plans to tap into $3.6 billion of additional funding for the border wall via the Department of Defense's military construction fund. Trump's decision to declare a national emergency to fund a border wall has been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats as a dangerous precedent that could grant expanded executive power to future presidential administrations.

What they're saying: Members of Congress also addressed the possibility of passing a resolution of disapproval on the Sunday shows, but expressed skepticism that there would be the votes needed to override a Trump veto.

  • Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told ABC's "This Week": "There’s going to be resolutions in both the House and Senate to disapprove what the president’s doing. I think they’ll pass, but when the president will veto them, I don’t think there’s any chance that the veto will be overridden."
  • Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) also told "This Week" that she thought the Senate would pass a resolution of disapproval, but "whether we have enough for an overriding veto, now that's a different story."

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Officials in both parties tell Axios that — barring surprise new information — President Trump is on a glide path to swift acquittal at his Senate impeachment trial, despite a blizzard of evidence bolstering Democrats' accusations.

Why it matters: Trump has a decent chance of avoiding witnesses and of losing zero Republican votes on conviction. When the news of Trump's Ukraine scandal broke, few thought every single Republican in the House and Senate would have his back. Bill Clinton pined for such unity. 

U.S. evacuates personnel as coronavirus death toll climbs

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56 people have died from an outbreak of a coronavirus strain that originated in Wuhan, China, according to the Chinese National Health Commission.

The latest: The U.S. Embassy in Beijing announced plans to evacuate its Wuhan consulate personnel and some private citizens on a limited-capacity charter flight from the city to San Francisco on Tuesday, per AP, which reports that those "at greater risk from coronavirus" would be prioritized over others.

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Biden maintains nationwide polling lead as Warren support falls

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The latest ABC News/Washington Post national poll produced by Langer Research Associates has Joe Biden maintaining his lead with Bernie Sanders claiming second.

Why it matters: Nine days before the Iowa caucuses, Elizabeth Warren’s support among polled Democrats has declined from 21% to 11% since an ABC News/WashPost poll in October.