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Trump is going around Congress to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia, and a top senator warns it's an 'incredibly dangerous precedent'

30 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump is bypassing Congress to sell $2 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia by invoking a loophole in the Arms Control Act.
The loophole gives the State Department authority to sell arms during if an "emergency exists." The Trump administration has reportedly referenced the recent tensions with Iran to justify the sale.
Saudi Arabia is currently involved in a bloody war in Yemen against Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Thousands of civilians have been killed.
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, who's been among the most vocal critics of US support for the Saudi-led coalition in...
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Trump to invoke emergency to sell arms to Saudis: senators

Trump to invoke emergency to sell arms to Saudis: senators

30 days ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Senators say Trump administration has given notice that it plans to bypass Congress to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, UAE.
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Senators Say the Trump Administration Will Use an ‘Emergency Declaration' to Sell Arms to Saudi Arabia

1 month ago   |   By Time

The Trump administration notified Congress on Friday that it is invoking a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, two Democratic senators said.
The administration is issuing an emergency declaration that will allow it to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and others despite congressional objections, according to Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. Menendez said the administration did not cite a specific legal or practical...
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