"To be honest, it's not a wall", Kelly told the LA Times, upending an ongoing talking point from the White House that billions are needed to construct a massive, physical wall on the border between the United States and Mexico.
Trump has declined to comment on whether he might accept less than $5 billion for wall funding.
President Donald Trump on Saturday said the deaths of migrant children at the border are "strictly the fault of the Democrats" after two children in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection died in recent weeks.
"There may be a wall in some places".
But Kelly said the president never ordered him to do anything against the law, and that he would have quit if that had happened. "There may be technological enhancements", she said on Fox News Sunday. "But always saying "wall" or "no wall" is being very disingenuous and turning a complete blind eye to what is a crisis at the border when it comes to the drugs pouring in".
"For those that naively ask why didn't the Republicans get approval to build the Wall over the a year ago, it is because IN THE SENATE WE NEED 10 DEMOCRAT VOTES, and they will gives us "NONE" for Border Security!" "I'm surprised that the Democrats are this lax on the wall".
Graham said he pitched Trump on a possible deal "that would include around $5 billion for border security slash wall slash fencing - whatever you want to call it, in areas that make sense - and deal with another problem that's looming".
"This is only about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win", Trump tweeted Thursday.
"Our negotiations are at an impasse at the moment", said Sen. "I can't even go get a beer", he joked. "If we blame each other, this could last a long, long time".
'Now we have to do it the hard way, with a Shutdown'.
In his interview, Kelly was surprisingly critical of President Donald Trump's signature anti-illegal immigration effort, the border wall - an issue now at the forefront of national politics, and the crux of Trump's current budget stalemate with Congress.
Before the government officially shut down earlier this month, Trump said during a meeting with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that he'd be "proud the shut down the government for border security".
Graham told reporters he presented Trump with the idea for a "potential breakthrough" on budget talks during their two-hour lunch at the White House on Sunday.
His comments, the first to reference the children's deaths, came the same day Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was finishing a two-day visit to the southern USA border, where she said in a statement, "The system is clearly overwhelmed and we must work together to address this humanitarian crisis".
But on Sunday White House counselor Kellyanne Conway called discussion of the apparent contradiction "a silly semantic argument". "She had not suffered from a lack of water or food prior to approaching the border".
Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Pelosi, said she had returned from Hawaii to her home in San Francisco late last week and plans to return to Washington on Monday as she prepares to be sworn in for her 17th term and lead the new House Democratic majority.
"It is with them", she said, explaining why Trump was not reaching out to Democrats. "Now is a good time to fold in some way ... because once Democrats take control of the House, he is going to have a very losing hand".
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President Donald Trump has long pushed to pull troops out of Afghanistan, considering the war a lost cause. But the Taliban said the withdrawal could in fact assist peace efforts by helping to build trust.
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Kian and Alptekin's prosecution is led not by the special counsel but prosecutors with the Eastern District of Virginia . Kian and Alptekin were charged with conspiracy to work as unregistered agents of a foreign government.
Claas Relotius paints pictures in the reader's mind that unfold like a film, ' said Franz Fischlin, chairman of the judging panel. Relotius, who has admitted to faking some of his reporting, had written dozens of articles for Der Spiegel since 2011.
Marco Rubio of Florida said the withdrawal would be a "grave error with broader implications" beyond the fight against ISIS. The White House officially announced Wednesday morning almost 2,000 US troops are being pulled out of Syria.
An investigation into CBP actions will be conducted by the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility, the news release said. Jakelin and her father Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz were taken into custody on December 6 after crossing the border into New Mexico.
Solskjaer, who will be at the Old Trafford helm for the remainder of the season, told MUTV in his first interview: "It's great". I can stand player who are quick to hide behind their agents, their social media, their friends in the media.
Cyrus and Hemsworth's private wedding comes after a rocky, on-again , off-again relationship between the Last Song costars. Miley Cyrus has shared pictures of her embracing partner Liam Hemsworth amid reports the couple married before Christmas.
The House and Senate briefly gaveled into session on Christmas Eve before closing again with no further action. More than 400,000 "essential" employees in those agencies will work without pay until the dispute is resolved.
Robertson plays a wonderful ball over the top for Salah who side-foots it across to Mane and he pokes home for Liverpool's third. Liverpool outran their opponents by 114.8km to 112.7km and their pressing was ferocious.
Thursday, LaGuardia tweeted that due to the power failure, travelers should allow extra time when coming to the airport . In 2010, for instance, a huge fireball erupted on 6th Avenue - the result of an underground transformer explosion .
Manbij was seized in 2016 from ISIS by Syrian militia allied to the SDF, which controls roughly a quarter of Syria. Mr Trump's decision has emboldened Turkey to press ahead with plans to clear Manbij of Kurdish forces.
You don't know me, but my grandfather was a game warden in Montana and we spent our vacations going to our 2 national parks. The shutdown started Saturday after funding lapsed for nine Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies.
He always told me to watch the game, watch the defenders, to visualize what movement you're going to make to try to put yourself in a position to score goals or have an impact when you come on off the bench.
The third DLC chapter, Silver Lining finds Silver Sable has stormed back to reclaim her stolen Sable International tech. You might've assumed this would happen in a Star Trek movie but friends and neighbors, it did not.
Authorities have searched the property of Berreth's fiancé Patrick Frazee and their search there involved heavy digging equipment. Frazee voluntarily released his phone to be searched and allowed officers to take a DNA sample on December 12, his lawyer said.