Nancy Pelosi and her dual approaches

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn't saying what she'll do if President Donald Trump insists on delivering a State of the Union address during the partial government shutdown.

Mr. Trump said that his decision to ground Pelosi's trip was to ensure that she stay in the country to negotiate with the president to end the shutdown.

Separately, Senator Lindsey Graham of SC and Senator Chris Coons of DE were organizing a bipartisan letter asking Trump to reconsider his rejection of the idea of reopening the government for three weeks to allow time for negotiations on border security.

Despite Pelosi's statement on furloughed workers within the U.S. Secret Service under the Department of Homeland Security, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the department is "fully prepared" to secure the event.

"We've got a very large federal workforce with a majority of employees who are not on Uncle Sam's direct payroll", New York University federal workforce expert Paul Light told NPR earlier this month.

"I look forward to seeing you soon and even more forward to watching our open and unsafe Southern Border finally receive the attention, funding and security it so desperately deserves!"

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As the partial US government shutdown hit the four-week mark on Friday, tensions mounted in Washington on both sides of the standoff over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7bn to help fund a US-Mexico border wall.

Those comments and Trump's efforts to garner the support of some Problem Solver Democrats came a day after his own economic team updated an analysis of how the partial shutdown - and its 800,000 furloughed and unpaid federal workers - is hurting the economy. I'm guessing that 200 White House staffers took credit for getting the word out. So far, no agreement has been reached between Trump and the Democrats to put an end to the shutdown.

The U.S. government shutdown, which is resulted from the disagreements over border wall funding, is still ongoing.

The personal feud between Trump and Pelosi is just one facet of a political crisis sparked by the Democrats' refusal to approve funding for a Trump project to build more walls along the US-Mexican border.

It's the first group of rank-and-file Democrats to meet with Trump during the shutdown, which stretched into its 26th day Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters in the Capitol, Pelos said, "We had a report from Afghanistan. that the president outing our trip had made the scene on the ground much more unsafe because it was just a signal to the bad actors that we're coming".

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House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff said he believed cancelling a speaker of the House's fact-finding mission to a war zone was a first for a USA president.

The White House has not responded to Pelosi's leak claim.

Meanwhile, the shutdown, which is now the longest in USA history, has left more than 800,000 federal workers and contractors without pay. McConnell, instead of focusing on ending the shutdown, has prioritised passing an anti-abortion bill to end tax payer-funded abortions which would inadvertently affect women from the lower income groups.

If some opt against showing up to such meetings - as several Blue Dog Democrats did Tuesday - it allows the White House to tee off on them as unwilling to even return to the negotiating table.

Trump on Monday rejected calls from one of his top Republican aides to temporarily reopen the government.

The Democratic-led House of Representatives left town for a three-day weekend.

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