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Did Trump have the authority to strike Syria?

Clip: 04/16/2018 | 9m 29s

The airstrikes launched by the U.S., UK, and France to punish the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons have renewed questions about presidential warmaking powers. Lisa Desjardins reports on the reaction to the strikes, then talks to Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., about Congress’ role in authorizing military action, as well as concerns about protecting Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Aired: 04/16/18

Rating: NR

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