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Tue Aug 1, 2017, 07:12 AM

Democrats plan to block possible Trump recess appointments

Source: ABC News

Democrats plan to block possible Trump recess appointments

By MARIAM KHAN Jul 31, 2017, 6:50 PM ET

Democrats are worried President Donald Trump wants to remove the nation's top lawyer, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, during the August recess to make way for someone who would be willing to fire the special prosecutor leading the charge into the 2016 election hacking investigation without first being confirmed by the Senate.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, said Monday on the Senate floor that "if such a scenario were to pass, we would have a constitutional crisis on our hands."

In order to remove the possibility of Trump making a recess appointment while the Senate is out of session during the August state-work period, Schumer said he expects the Senate will hold pro forma sessions throughout the upcoming recess to prevent a recess appointment from happening.

Schumer said he and his colleagues will be ready to block a potential recess appointment by utilizing the procedural tool that has already been used this year during Trump's presidency, most recently during the Fourth of July holiday. Pro forma sessions were also notably used during Barack Obama's presidency to prevent him from making recess appointments.

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Tue Aug 1, 2017, 07:27 AM

1. Watch Republicans will moan about "Obstructionist Democrats" omitting they did it to President Obama

 

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Tue Aug 1, 2017, 08:09 AM

2. No recess appointments for trump

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