White House failed to consult federal agencies on Trump's executive orders, report claims

President Trump has signed a number of executive orders since taking office, but insiders say his agenda will face significant roadblocks in implementation.

The White House failed to consult many federal agencies and lawmakers who will be tasked with the duty of overseeing enforcement of the commander in chief's orders, a Politico report reveals.

According to Politico's sources, officials from the State Department, Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense were left in the dark to varying degrees on orders relative to their respective units.

The Trump administration reportedly did not ask State Department experts to review the Keystone XL pipeline memorandum, despite an ongoing lawsuit between the U.S. and pipeline company TransCanada.

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The insider details also reveal that a small circle of Health and Human Services officials were made aware of the Day 1 executive order relative to Obamacare -- and even then, only "two hours" before it was released.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis were described as "blindsided" relative to a document draft that would require agencies to review implementing interrogation techniques now banned as torture. White House press secretary Sean Spicer dismissed the reported draft, saying, "it is not a White House document."

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Now that they have been made aware of the directives, some are doubting the plausibility -- and in some cases, legality -- of Trump's broad sweeping orders.

While Trump told ABC News the building of a U.S.-Mexico border wall could begin within months, construction would require securing the roughly $20 billion needed to complete it would require Congressional action.

Rebooting the Keystone XL pipeline project is another endeavor that requires much more than the stroke of a pen to accomplish, notes the Fiscal Times.

There are a myriad of factors involved that reportedly were not vetted, including whether TransCanada, the pipeline builder, would agree to revised construction stipulations. The decision to halt the project came after years of research and consideration.

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Governing through executive orders has been a point of contention for some, and among those vocally opposed to former President Obama's use of the government tool was Trump himself.

As he adjusts to life in the Oval Office, the new president now has detractors of his own around his use of order and memorandum.

CNN notes, "What he's doing this week requires a pen and not much more...Congress and the courts will both have their say on how to pay for these things. Less than a week into the Trump era, he has not yet been required to stare down a tectonic government bureaucracy that slows all proposals."