PBS NewsHour

Trump's national emergency could pose 'constitutional test'

Clip: 02/15/2019 | 7m 50s

After signing a congressional funding bill, President Trump plans to declare a national emergency to obtain additional money for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But would such an executive action be lawful? Judy Woodruff speaks with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about who decides what constitutes a national emergency and whether the president is attempting to circumvent Congress.

Aired: 02/15/19

Rating: NR

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