House To Query 60 Trump Officials In Obstruction Probe


Declaring it’s “very clear” President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House committee in charge of impeachment says the panel is requesting documents on Monday from more than 60 people from Trump’s administration, family and business as part of a rapidly expanding Russia investigation.

Rep Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, said the House Judiciary Committee wants to review documents from the Justice Department, the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr, and Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg. Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and former White House counsel Don McGahn are also likely targets, he said.

“We are going to initiate investigations into abuses of power, into corruption, and into obstruction of justice,” Nadler said. “We will do everything we can to get that evidence.”

Asked if he believed Trump obstructed justice, Nadler said, “Yes, I do.”

Nadler isn’t calling the inquiry an impeachment investigation, but 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.

“We’re far from making decisions” about impeachment, he said Read More…

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