House Democrats Launch Wide-Ranging Trump Investigations
05 March, 2019, 05:58 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
"Tomorrow, we will be issuing document requests to over 60 different people and individuals from the White House to the Department of Justice, Donald Trump, Jr., Allen Weisselberg, to begin the investigations to present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power", Nadler said on "This Week" Sunday.
At the White House, Trump was asked if he would cooperate with Nadler's probe.
The new probes signal that now that Democrats hold a majority in the House, Trump's legal and political peril is nowhere near over, even as the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation winds down.
"The committee is sending requests to 81 people linked to the president and his associates". From the White House, Nadler wants a swath of information tied to Russia demanding the White House provide information about contacts with Comey before he was sacked as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, details about the firing of Jeff Sessions as attorney general and documents about misleading statements given to the press in 2017 when it was first revealed that Trump Jr. met with Russians during the 2016 campaign.
Nadler said Mueller and prosecutors conducting investigators in the Manhattan US Attorney's Office are aware of the committee's action.
The probe comes following mid-term elections in the U.S. that gave Democrats a majority over Trump's Republicans in the House.
He added: "You know, the attractive thing?"
Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN that after hearing Cohen's testimony, "We've got to dig deeper" about the extent to which Trump pursued construction of a skyscraper in Moscow during the 2016 campaign even as he told voters he was not involved in any Russian business deals. Several other committees are probing related matters as well, and while many might overlap, the committee chairmen and chairwomen say they are working together on the investigations.
Crowds gather at border for Indian pilot’s release
Tensions soared this week when at least one Indian Air Force jet was shot down by Pakistan in the disputed area of Kashmir. The country had closed its airspace on Wednesday following the escalation , causing disruptions to global air traffic.
Democrats secured the majority in the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm election, and with it, the power to launch investigations.
In a letter to the White House, the committee asks for information surrounding former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's termination, communications with Justice Department officials, the Trump Tower meeting and multiple other matters. Trump Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the White House had received the letter and "the counsel's office and relevant White House officials will review it and respond at the appropriate time".
The list includes two of the president's children, Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, and many of his current and former close advisers, including Steve Bannon.
Mueller is investigating Russian intervention in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign conspired with Russia.
Trump, since returning from his collapsed summit in Hanoi last week with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has resumed his Twitter attacks on Mueller's investigation and the growing number of inquiries in Congress. "We will act quickly to gather this information, assess the evidence, and follow the facts where they lead with full transparency with the American people".
Among the committee's aims is determining whether Trump may have obstructed justice by ousting perceived enemies at the Justice Department, such as former FBI Director James Comey, and abused his presidential power by possibly offering pardons or tampering with witnesses.
"Show me where the president did anything to be impeached", he said.
YouTube also managed to generate extra revenue with "Super Chat" that users pay to display prominently with live-streamed videos. This measure is created to prevent predatory commenters from gathering in the comments section of such videos.
Jones finished uneventfully and remained unbeaten since 2009, winning a decision for the fifth time in his last seven fights. When everything is settled, I know he's tough. "I've wiped out the division at this point in time", he concluded.
Some adults who received their measles vaccine as a kid may need to get another shot to be protected from the viral disease. Cases of a highly contagious disease, once thought to be eradicated, are on the rise in the United States.
It is hoped his return could defuse tensions between the two nuclear powers and avoid another war between India and Pakistan . The rivals have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir since their independence from British rule in 1947.
And they did it with all three of their favorite ladies! Joe is engaged to Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner . Kevin wears a red fencing outfit and crosses swords with one of his siblings as the women look on.
McCarthy coached the Packers from 2006-18, leading the team to one Super Bowl title and nine playoff appearances. Pulaski Athletic Director Janel Batten says the unsportsmanlike language is unacceptable.
Adam Schiff (D-CA), and others have opened multiple investigations into both President Donald Trump and the Trump Administration. Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team are expected to finish their investigation and issue a report in the coming weeks.
Mnuchin said his department is committed to targeting "Maduro loyalists, who are prolonging the humanitarian crisis". He said there was no chance of dialogue with the Maduro government without discussing elections as a pre-condition.
The non-partisan Israel Democracy Institute called on Netanyahu to "carefully consider" what's best for Israel. Netanyahu was referring to Case 4000, which involves Israeli telecommunications company Bezeq.
India, Pakistan exchange heavy border fire
On Twitter in Pakistan, #PakSymbolofPeace was trending, while in India the top trend was #PakistanJihad. Pakistan retaliated, shooting down the MiG-21 fighter jet on Wednesday and capturing Varthaman.
OR man, dog survive five days in vehicle stuck in snow
Authorities responded with an Oregon Water Resource SnowCat, a construction vehicle, and were able to dig out Taylor and his dog. Unable to continue on, the man and his dog slept in the auto but awoke to find further snow had fallen the following day.
Baltimore area could see more snow mixed with rain Sunday
After our stormy weather pattern ends, it's really cold for much of next week with highs in the 20s and lows in the single digits. Category 2 storms cause slick roads and, in this instance, may prompt school delays and closings on Monday in affected areas.
Acclaimed conductor and pianist Andre Previn dies at 89
Previn also wrote songs and scores for such popular 50s films as Bad Day at Black Rock, Designing Women and Hot Summer Nights . Previn's discography contains hundreds of recordings in film, jazz, classical music and contemporary classical music.
Canada allows extradition hearing of Huawei's CFO
Meng, the daughter of Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Vancouver last December and is now under house arrest. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor remain in China with limited consular visits.
Pakistan says 2 Indian warplanes downed, pilot captured
The IAF destroyed the biggest Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Pakistan on Tuesday, killing almost 300 terrorists. Police official Mohammad Tahir says cross-border fire continued into Thursday but there were no casualties.