‘Follow the damn law’: Bipartisan criticism flies over Trump’s emergency arm sales

Defense News: In an often-heated series of exchanges Wednesday, members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee grilled a top State Department official on the Trump administration’s decision to push through arms sales over objections from Congress.

For more than an hour, senators pushed R. Clarke Cooper, assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs, on what constitutes an emergency, whether the Iran situation had escalated to that point and if the Trump administration plans to use the exemption again.

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