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February 16th, 2019

But several legal experts said there was another possible long-term consequence that had received less discussion: by violating that norm of self-restraint, Mr. Trump may prompt Congress to eventually take back some of that power from the presidency — at least in a post-Trump era, when a succeeding president might be willing, or believe that it is politically necessary, to sign such a bill.

Notably, Representative Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, on Friday accused Mr. Trump of “a gross abuse of power that subverts the key principles laid out in the Constitution” over which branch controls the appropriation of funds, and announced an investigation. In 1976, it was the House Judiciary Committee that drafted the National Emergencies Act.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/trump-presidency-national-emergency.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage




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