US House panel launches new probe into Trump White House, campaign, businesses

US House panel launches new probe into Trump White House, campaign, businesses

The House and Senate intelligence committees found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

"Investigating these threats to the rule of law is an obligation of Congress and a core function of the House Judiciary Committee".

Mr Nadler previewed the announcement on ABC's This Week on Sunday, saying it was "very clear" that Mr Trump had obstructed justice.

The chairmen of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees wrote to the White House and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seeking documents and interviews with personnel about Trump's conversations with Putin.

Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with potentially damaging inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses.

"All the people on the list have given information already", Nadler said, either to Special Counsel Robert Mueller for his probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election or to federal prosecutors for the Southern District of NY in their corruption probe. But Nadler said talk of trying to remove Trump from office is premature.

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.

Among those targeted by the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee are the president's sons Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, WikiLeaks, White House aide and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg, former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former White House counsel Doug McGahn.

"You say the president, you know", asked Burnett, "has obstructed justice, you've been clear about that, but you".

In their letter, the Democratic leaders allege that Trump, on multiple occasions, "appears to have taken steps to hide the details of his communications with President Putin from other administration officials, Congress and the American people", noting that Trump reportedly "seized notes" related to at least one meeting held with Putin and "directed" an American interpret "not to discuss the substance of communications" with Putin with other federal officials. No collusion. It's all a hoax.

The top Republican on the committee, Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, said Nadler was "recklessly prejudging the president for obstruction" and pursuing evidence to back up his conclusion. "It's a political hoax".

Comey was leading an investigation into Russian activities in the 2016 USA presidential election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign when the president fired him in May 2017.

Some of the witnesses, particularly those in the White House, could also fight the committee's request for information, citing executive privilege.

"The House Judiciary Committee's letter has been received by the White House".

In a tweet on Sunday, Trump blasted Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, calling it a partisan probe unfairly aimed at discrediting his win in the 2016 presidential election.

They include former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former Trump adviser Roger Stone and Cohen.

The White House said its lawyers and "relevant White House officials" would review the Judiciary Committee's demand for documents and "respond at the appropriate time". He said House Democrats, now in the majority, are simply doing "our job to protect the rule of law" after Republicans during the first two years of Trump's term were "shielding the president from any proper accountability".

House Democrats took a major step in that direction Monday.

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