Trump to Invoke Emergency Authority and Sidestep Congress to Secure Arms Deals With Saudi ArabiaSecretary of State Mike Pompeo told lawmakers Friday that President Trump will invoke emergency authority to complete 22 arms dealsâ€”worth about $8 billionâ€”without congressional approval. The move effectively allows the president to complete the sale and transfer of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries without congressional oversight. The sale includes bombs, missile systems, as well as drones. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle fear the arms will be used by Saudi Arabia to fight civilians in Yemen.
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