House Democrats launch Trump probe, seeking documents from 81 people

Following President Donald Trump’s firing of James B. Comey as F.B.I. director the bureau grew increasingly concerned about whether the president’s actions constituted anti American activity. TNS

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Those receiving requests for documents include Trump's charity, business, campaign, and inaugural committee.

Nadler's requests include information about some well-known episodes, but also cover some incidents that have received relatively little attention, such as the 2016 effort by now deceased Chicago-based Republican fundraiser Peter Smith to reach out to Russian hackers to get copies of Clinton's deleted emails.

WASHINGTON - Some of President Donald Trump's closest advisers, including his daughter Ivanka, were missing from a list of people from whom Democratic lawmakers sought documents on Monday, but she could conceivably be targeted next, the committee chairman said.

"I cooperate all the time with everybody", Trump said during a reception for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Champion North Dakota State Bison football team.

"We are going to initiate investigations into abuses of power, into corruption. and into obstruction of justice", Nadler, whose committee would be responsible for starting impeachment proceedings against Trump, said.

The committee is requesting documents from more than 60 people.

The committee chairmen specifically asked to interview any staff who were at Trump's meetings with Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017, and their summit meeting in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018.

To be sure, Mueller's probe is far from a witch hunt, as is evidenced by the 37 indictments that have already been issued, the guilty verdicts for those such as Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and the continuing investigation of those in President Trump's inner circle.

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Several US congressional committees are pursuing investigations focusing on Trump.

The committee also wants documents on hush money payments Cohen arranged during the campaign to two women who alleged sexual encounters with Trump.

Nadler said in most of the letters that he was limiting the requests to documents that had already been provided to other investigators, an attempt to receive as much as possible in the two-week timeline.

He told a CPAC crowd over the weekend, "They don't have anything with Russian Federation".

"I am an innocent man being persecuted by some very bad, conflicted & corrupt people in a Witch Hunt that is illegal & should never have been allowed to start", Trump said in a tweet on Sunday.

The New York Times reported February 28 that Trump had ordered his Kelly to grant Kushner a security clearance, despite concerns voiced by both intelligence officials and the White House's then most senior attorney, Don McGahn.

This investigation across multiple committees is focused on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy and the separation of children from their families at the border a year ago. Testimony by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen last week directly implicated Trump in various crimes including campaign finance violations, Nadler said.

Cipollone noted that he had offered to have the White House's chief security officer brief the committee and have the committee review the processes for clearance approval, but that the committee did not deem this response sufficient. Stone has repeatedly denied he conspired with WikiLeaks.

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