House panel launches sweeping probe of Trump

06 March, 2019, 06:44 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
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Other House Democrats are sending similar messages. Its political team is ready to distract and disparage.

Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, a White House senior adviser, was not on the Judiciary panel's list.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign co-ordinated with Russian Federation and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Deploying a mix of legal legwork and political posturing, the administration is trying to minimize its exposure while casting the president as the victim of overzealous partisans.

The US intelligence community has concluded that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election, and that Putin ordered the influence campaign as a way to help elect Trump.

"Chairman Nadler and his fellow Democrats have embarked on this fishing expedition because they are terrified that their two-year false narrative of "Russia collusion" is crumbling", she said.

Nadler's announcement comes after the House intelligence panel has already announced a separate probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and Trump's foreign financial interests.

But the extensive scope could bolster claims by Trump and Republicans that congressional Democrats are seeking to undermine the President and cripple his 2020 re-election effort rather than conduct a disciplined fact-finding inquiry.

Cobb explained that he expected Mueller's findings to show no evidence of wrongdoing by the president. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. "It's all a hoax", Trump said at the White House, while hosting the 2018 Division I Football Championship Subdivision champion North Dakota State University Bison. "The Counsel's Office and relevant White House officials will review it and respond at the appropriate time". It is unclear how many will eventually be called in for interviews. But given the warning he provided to the White House, it is likely still on the table.

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California) submitted a formal complaint in a letter to the Justice Department, urging them to look into omissions in applications for security clearances made by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. And all acknowledge there is no chance that Trump will stop commenting and criticizing the investigations. The person declined to be named to discuss the committee's internal process.

US President Donald Trump In a series of early morning tweets March 5, 2019, the president said the House Judiciary Committee investigation of his alleged crimes was "the greatest overreach in the history of our Country".

Cummings says that is not enough and that the White House posture defies "plain common sense".

The exchange was predictable, with both sides using the exchange of letters for political means, and in anticipation of nearly certain judicial proceedings.

He also asserted without explanation that when Congress tried to get information from the Obama administration, they were turned down. "Before you impeach somebody, you have to persuade the American public that it ought to happen".

The list of people from whom Democrats sought documents for a corruption investigation of the president covered a who's who of Trump family members and associates.

The White House has rebuffed House Democrats' request for documents pertaining to the security clearance process, a move that drastically increases the chances of a subpoena from the House.

Yet, he did not rule out the possibility that the Trump daughter could eventually be part of the probe.

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