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US House to probe abuse of power & corruption by Donald Trump

US House to probe abuse of power & corruption by Donald Trump

Last year, the administration withheld thousands of documents related to Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who had previously worked in the White House.

Recipients have two weeks to comply with the requests.

"I think they're going to overreach in who they call".

Another episode centers on Trump's attempt to have his then-White House counsel McGahn dispute news reports that he threatened to quit over Trump's pressure to oust Mueller, CNN previously reported. He said, "You put the wrong people in a couple of positions, and they leave people for a long time that shouldn't be there, and all of a sudden they're trying to take you out with bullshit".

"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", Nadler added. "That is exactly what we intend to do".

The committee, helmed by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, announced Monday that it had sent out 81 requests for documents to start building its record for the investigation.

Nadler is also seeking to learn about communications regarding Trump's firing of Comey as FBI Director, as well as what occurred at a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in NY.

When asked about Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler pursuing obstruction of justice against the President, Collins responded, "I would say to my Chairman, come back to the reality".

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Trump asserted that as president he was "reversing decades of blunders and betrayals" by those who preceded him in office. Trump praised the conservative movement, saying, "Our movement and our future in our country is unlimited".

Though the document demands are sweeping and appear to track over Mueller's probe, a committee counsel said the panel's jurisdiction squarely covers obstruction of justice and abuse of power issues.

The probe of public corruption includes potential violations of the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which prohibits presidents from accepting gifts from foreign states; and possible campaign finance violations. Abuse of power was defined in part as "attempts to misuse the power of the Office of the Presidency", which also included attacks on the press, law enforcement and judiciary. Nadler said the committee would need to organize and "sort out" the evidence before taking further steps.

Nadler previously said that he believed Trump obstructed justice, which would be an impeachable offense.

The probe comes following mid-term elections in the USA that gave Democrats a majority over Trump's Republicans in the House.

In addition to the White House, Nadler is also seeking information from Trump family members, like Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Jared Kushner; from former administration figures like former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former national security adviser Mike Flynn, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former spokeswoman Hope Hicks; and from Trump campaign figures like Brad Parscale and Corey Lewandowski.

FILE - Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., speaks after hearing some of the testimony from Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, before a closed door hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Feb. 26, 2019, in Washington. The panel is sending document requests to 81 people linked to the president and his associates. And Nadler has been palling around with Tom Steyer, a billionaire who has spent $40 million on a campaign to generating support for the impeachment movement.

Among those who received requests from the panel are Mr Trump's sons, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Trump Organization and Wikileaks. Stone has repeatedly denied he conspired with WikiLeaks.