US House committee seeks Trump corruption evidence

US House committee seeks Trump corruption evidence

Nadler said his committee was preparing document requests to "over sixty different people and individuals from the White House to the Department of Justice, Donald Trump, Jr".

A committee of the US House of Representatives is seeking documents alleging obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power by President Donald Trump and his aides.

Democrat Jerrold Nadler said on ABC News' This Week that the targets include the president's son Donald Trump Jr; Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organisation; and the US Justice Department.

Nadler, like Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has been reticent about pushing for the president's impeachment, and told ABC such action would be "a long way down the road". "He talks about impeachment before he even became chairman and then he says, 'you've got to persuade people to get there.' There's nothing that the president did wrong".

In building a case against the 45th United States president, Nadler pointed to Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey in May 2017, while the latter was in the process of investigating whether Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Nadler's announcement comes as the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be nearing an end. "He's intimidated witnesses. In public".

Nadler also said that officials who are now serving or who have previously worked in the White House and the Department of Justice for the administration will be asked to provide information to the committee.

The House oversight committee, for instance, has set a Monday deadline for the White House to turn over documents related to security clearances after The New York Times reported that the President ordered officials to grant his son-in-law Jared Kushner's clearance over the objections of national security officials.

"Show me where the president did anything to be impeached.Nadler is setting the framework now that the Democrats are not to believe the Mueller report", he said. "But we're going to initiate proper investigations", he said.

"Yeah, it is a high bar", Mr. Nadler said. He also alleged that the Trump Organization regularly and illegally inflated the value of its assets to obtain bank loans, and accused his former boss of misusing charity funds.

"Mr. Trump knew about the dump of the WikiLeaks material, the fact that clearly the meeting at Trump Tower, meeting which was not described appropriately in terms of offering dirt, the president's campaign manager sharing information, polling information with the Russians. But this investigation goes far beyond collusion", he said.

"I think Congressman Nadler chose to impeach the president the day the president won the election", McCarthy said.

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy attacked Nadler as having an impeachment agenda. "We do not now have the evidence all sorted out and everything to do-to do an impeachment", Nadler stammered.

"That is the most compromising circumstance that I can imagine".

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