Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

The border fence between Mexico and the U.S. is seen in Tijuana, Mexico, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. The Republican president’s move, circumventing Congress, seeks to make good on a 2016 presidential campaign […]

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