House Dems Open Probe Into Trump Border Move, With Hearing In ‘Coming Days’

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 7: Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., arrives to conduct the House Judiciary Committee markup of a resolution authorizing issuance of a subpoena to Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker o... UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 7: Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., arrives to conduct the House Judiciary Committee markup of a resolution authorizing issuance of a subpoena to Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) MORE LESS
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February 15, 2019 5:15 pm
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Top Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are opening an “immediate investigation” into President Trump’s move Friday morning to declare a national emergency to fund the construction of a border wall. 

In a letter to Trump on Friday afternoon, the Democrats requested that he make available to them individuals involved in the decision — including White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and officials at the Department of Justice — for “a hearing in the coming days.” The Democrats are also seeking a slew of documents related to the decision-making process.

The letter bashes Trump’s decision for its “reckless disregard for the separation of powers.”

The letter was signed by House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) (pictured above), as well as by the Democrats who chair its subcommittees.

Read the full letter below:

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