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Gregory Bull / AP

Career officials at the border agencies involved in the process of building Trump's wall are recommending that a fence should be built instead, according to CNN.

The network spoke with a series of border experts, some of whom are in top level discussions with Homeland Security. They said that a fence is a better choice, as a concrete wall stretching from coast-to-coast would be a vastly more expensive project, which sources have been calling "only fantasy."

Senior Border Patrol officials are also emphasizing the importance of having a transparent border rather than a solid one. "...You never want to have a barrier in place that will obstruct your vision, that prevents you from seeing the other side."

What's next? Experts will convince Trump the wall will not work — and ultimately it'll be a fence, said one official: "The White House will just have to figure out a way to spin it."

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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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