The request, citing security concerns, comes on the 26th day of a partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.
The standstill underscores the dysfunction gripping Washington and the president’s seeming indifference to shuttered federal agencies.
They have shown a high tolerance for keeping large swaths of the government dark.
Grappling for the first time with divided government, the president has contradicted himself, sent miscues and spread falsehoods in pursuit of funding for his promised border wall.
Russell T. Vought, known as a conservative firebrand, has little governing experience.
The president plans to deliver a prime-time address to the nation Tuesday night as the stalemate over a government shutdown drags on.
The administration now wants $5.7 billion for a “steel barrier” and $800 million “to address urgent humanitarian needs” at the border. Meanwhile, to avoid fallout from the budget impasse, national parks will dip into entrance fees to bolster operations, which critics said may be illegal.
But a two-page letter from the White House to congressional leaders provided new details on Trump’s position, which has largely been ultimatums and tweets amid stalled negotiations with Democrats.
Hopes for a deal remain low as President Trump shows no signs of backing down on demands for border wall funding.
Giuliani says Trump’s legal team plans to send a letter to Mueller that will rebuff an offer of a presidential interview that would include questions about possible obstruction of justice.