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Saudi Arabia First

• by Conor Friedersdorf

As President Donald Trump's critics focus anew on whether he obstructed justice to thwart Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, a more flagrant abuse of presidential power is unfolding in plain sight.

For weeks, Trump has continued America's involvement in the war in Yemen, siding with Saudi Arabia against Congress, the body that the Constitution vests with the power to declare war. The House last month approved a resolution, 247 to 175, directing the president to withdraw the U.S. from the war on Yemen. A bipartisan Senate majority had already approved the same resolution. And the American public has no appetite for a long war in Yemen.

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