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Trump prepared to bypass Congress on Saudi arms sale: senators

Trump prepared to bypass Congress on Saudi arms sale: senators
Friday 24
0:30 2019

Washington, DC - Democrats in the United States Senate have warned that the Trump administration is preparing to approve a major new arms sale to Saudi Arabia, using an "emergency" loophole to bypass Congress. "I am expecting that the administration is going to notice a major arms sale through emergency powers," Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat, told Al Jazeera on Thursday, after he said an administration official gave the Senate Foreign Relations Committee "informal notice" of the forthcoming announcement. US arms control law allows Congress to reject weapons sales to foreign countries but an exemption in the law allows the ...

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Summary: Democrats warn Trump may use 'emergency' loophole to sell missiles to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval.

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