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

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Representative Jerrold Nadler, the committee chairman spearheading the probe, asserted it was Congress's obligation to "provide a check on abuses of power" by the White House.

"It's a disgrace, it's a disgrace for our country", Trump said at the White House on Tuesday as he accused Democrats of "presidential harassment". 33% of Republicans also believe Trump committed crimes before he became president, which is interesting since over 90% of Republicans still support him.

"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 said.

The Washington Times detailed some of the targets of the Judiciary Committee's investigation: "Among the targets are the White House, the president's children, figures from the 2016 campaign, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and the president's business empire".

"Now that they realize the only collusion with Russian Federation was done by Crooked Hillary Clinton & the Democrats, Nadler, Schiff and the Dem heads of the committees have gone stone cold insane".

Yesterday, the White House rejected a request from House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, who asked for documents regarding the security clearance process.

Most of the participants in a 2016 meeting in Trump Tower between Trump's campaign and a Russian lawyer received requests.

It reads like an article, actually many articles, of impeachment. I mean, that's all these people know how to do. "No collusion. It's all a hoax".

The White House's rejection increases the chances of a subpoena from the House. The letter also complains that White House officials have "not been cooperative in the [House Oversight] Committee's [security clearance] probe". The Oversight and Reform Committee has launched multiple investigations into all facets of the administration.

Nadler said that the document requests, with responses to most due by March 18, are a way to "begin building the public record" and that the committee has the responsibility to investigate and hold public hearings.

Cobb tirelessly defended the president, repeatedly stating that the president "is not considering or discussing the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller".

"They're focusing on obstruction of justice, public corruption and abuses of power", co-host Joy Behar noted. They didn't do anything. they didn't give one letter. Deploying a mix of legal legwork and political posturing, the administration is trying to minimize its exposure while claiming the president is the victim of overzealous partisan investigations.

Caputo's lawyer Dennis C. Vacco indicated in the letter that a committee staffer asked if he would be willing to testify in front of the committee, a request that has not yet been made publicly of Caputo or other Trump witnesses.

Mr Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and the Trump Organisation's long-time chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg were among the 81 people and groups, including the National Rifle Association.

The expansive new probe suggests the potential for laying the groundwork for possible impeachment proceedings against Trump. The committee said there might be additional requests.

The committee is expected to use the information to amass information that officials can then comb through, according to a person familiar with the investigation, The Associated Press reported.