US Democrats demand details of Trump-Putin talks

US Democrats demand details of Trump-Putin talks

US Democrats demand details of Trump-Putin talks

Democrats are unleashing a deluge of investigations into President Donald Trump's businesses, behavior, and conflicts of interest - setting up the potential for a years-long struggle with the White House and its allies for potentially damning information about inappropriate or criminal acts.

Nadler said some of the individuals receiving requests for documents will include people Cohen named at last week's hearing, including Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, and Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg.

Mr Nadler said his committee will seek to review the Mueller report but stressed the investigation "goes far beyond collusion".

The justice department head also noted attempts by the United States president to intimidate witnesses in the course of the investigation, according to The Independent. Former White House chief of staff John Kelly and former White House counsel Don McGahn will also likely be looked into as part of the probe.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledged receipt of Nadler's letter and said officials "will review it and respond at the appropriate time".

A top House Democrat says it's "very clear" President Donald Trump obstructed justice.

"We have seen the damage done to our democratic institutions in the two years that the [Republican-controlled] Congress refused to conduct responsible oversight".

Now that Democrats hold a majority in the House, the new probe is a sign that Trump's legal and political peril is nowhere near over, even as the Mueller's Russian Federation investigation winds down.

Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff of California, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Eliot Engel of NY, the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, signed the letters, which were sent to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

"It's very clear that the president obstructed justice", Nadler said.

The Judiciary Committee also is looking at whether Trump has used the White House for personal enrichment in violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause.

The White House says it has received the House Judiciary Committee's letter requesting documents related to the Trump administration, family and business as part of an expanding Russian Federation investigation.

McCarthy also lashed out at House Democrats for bringing former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to testify on the same day Trump was in Vietnam to meet North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.

The committee is requesting documents from more than 60 people.

Democrats seized control of the US House in early January. They include former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former Trump adviser Roger Stone, and former attorney Michael Cohen.

Warner said he will reach his decision on whether Trump colluded with Russian Federation to help him win the election after more investigation.

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