- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has “a horrible record of interpreting the law.”

Mr. Spicer said on Fox News, “I don’t know that they have it in for the White House. I think they have a horrible record of interpreting the law.”

He also said Judge William Orrick ruled against Mr. Trump’s order to halt funding for sanctuary cities on the grounds of intent, not an issue of authority.

“The judge made it very clear that we do have that authority — it was the intent and over-interpretation of the intent that they have an issue with,” Mr. Spicer said.

The White House press secretary also discussed the border wall funding, which the administration would like to see in the spending bill Congress is hoping to pass this week to avoid a government shutdown.

“There’s five months left in this fiscal year, so we hope to have enough money to start the planning process,” Mr. Spicer said.

He explained that the administration hopes to have the funds to get the wall mapped out this year, and then request the additional funds needed in October for the next fiscal year to complete the wall.

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