Look Who's Celebrating the House Dems' Sweeping Investigations of Trump

Look Who's Celebrating the House Dems' Sweeping Investigations of Trump

Look Who's Celebrating the House Dems' Sweeping Investigations of Trump

The Democratic committee chairmen-Adam Schiff of Intelligence, Eliot Engel of Foreign Affairs and Elijah Cummings of Oversight-sent letters to the White House and the State Department Monday demanding documents and the substance of any communications between the two world leaders.

Nadler told ABC on Sunday that Kelly also could be included.

The third and potentially most relevant pillar of Nadler's philosophy down the road is that presidential impeachment is, inherently, a political measure.

The Democrats wresting back power in the House in November's elections placed Nadler in a position of substantial power leading the Judiciary Committee. Trump has made railing against the so-called witch hunt against him a staple of his rallies and speeches, revving up crowds by mocking his investigators and news coverage of their proceedings.

Mr Nadler's probe also touches on matters including the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and hush payments made to women who say they had affairs with Mr Trump.

Spicer is one of the 81 individuals from whom Democrats are requesting documents as part of their investigation of possible power abuses.

The president went off on the House Democrats for allegedly realizing the "only Collusion with Russia" was by "Crooked Hillary Clinton".


For months and months, we've been told the following - and not without good reason: (1) The House Intelligence Committee's Russian Federation investigation is hopelessly partisan and beset with intense infighting. Meanwhile, Mueller, who took over the FBI investigation in 2017, isn't expected to charge Trump with any misconduct in a forthcoming report. In his letter explaining the investigation, he cited the ability of both White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to obtain clearances, despite the fact that both men failed to disclose contacts with Russian officials.

The list of document requests also includes the National Rifle Association and Trump's embattled charitable foundation, which he is shutting down after agreeing to a court-supervised process.

Nadler said Monday's document requests are a way to "begin building the public record" and the committee has the responsibility to investigate. But Ivanka Trump was omitted, even though former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told lawmakers last week he briefed her numerous times about a Trump skyscraper project in Moscow.

But he added the caveat that he believes the Democrats' investigations amount to a "political hoax".

Rather, Cipollone said his staff would brief the panel and allow them to view documents related to their investigation.

At the public Cohen hearing last week, Oversight Committee ranking member Jim Jordan of OH invoked Steyer in his opening remarks to portray Democrats' investigations into the president's affairs as motivated by pressure from left-wing progressives.

Many of Trump's top advisers in his first year in office were on the list, including Steve Bannon, longtime spokeswoman Hope Hicks, former Press Secretary Sean Spicer and former White House Counsel Don McGahn.

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