The Question About Twitter as Valid Notification

“Do President Trump’s Media Posts Serve As A Valid ‘Notification’ To Congress?”

“On Sunday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to proclaim that his tweets would now count as official notification to the United States Congress about any U.S. military plans, including attacks against Iran.

From his account, @realDonaldTrump, the President tweeted: “These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!”

Trump is wrong on both counts:

The law requires legal notice.

And tweets don’t meet the requirements for formal notice of anything to Congress.