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House Democrats to introduce bill to block Trump's national emergency

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

House Democrats plan to introduce a resolution on Friday seeking to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration, Politico reports, citing a letter from Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Details: According to Politico, Pelosi sent the letter to Democrats and Republicans Wednesday night, stressing that Trump cannot bypass Congress and that his move violates the Constitution. It's unclear when the bill would reach the floor for a vote, but it's expected to easily pass the House. The Senate would then be forced to take up the resolution, putting Republicans on the record on whether they support Trump's use of executive power, which some have already criticized.

Go deeper: 16 states sue Trump over his border wall national emergency

Cohen's public testimony before Congress rescheduled to Feb. 27

Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen will testify publicly before the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 27, after postponing his appearance for health reasons.

The big picture: Cohen, whose request to push back the start of his prison term by 60 days was approved on Wednesday, is not expected to answer questions about the ongoing Russia investigation. He will, however, appear the following day in closed session before the House Intelligence Committee. Cohen's dual testimonies will come on the same days that Trump is scheduled to be in Hanoi, Vietnam, for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong un.

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