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: