It appears that Donald Trump and his associates may have been obstructing justice, corrupting in all sorts of situations, and recklessly abusing their power. The charges are so serious that over 80 members of his family, his business associates, and even the president himself must provide documents to the House Judiciary committee. The expanse of these documents is so broad, it includes everything from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to The National Enquirer and more.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a brief statement on behalf of the president. The statement read:
‘The House Judiciary Committee’s letter has been received by the White House. The counsel’s office and relevant White House officials will review it and respond at the appropriate time.’
Sanders indicated that the list included the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Both are top advisers to POTUS. Recently, the commander-in-chief and Kushner were trying to circumvent federal laws to sell highly sensitive U.S. nuclear secrets to the Saudi government.
‘I corporate all the time. There’s no collusion. It’s all a hoax.’
The White House and the people called to testify just may fight against the House Judiciary committee. That would mean the committee must send out subpoenas. It is quite possible that the White House will launch an attack on members of the committee in an attempt to disqualify them before the public, given that it has no defense.
Judiciary Committee Chair Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) appeared on ABC News’ This Week with George Stephanopoulos over the weekend. In his quest for truth, the chair said “the president obstructed justice, CNN reported:”
‘It’s very clear — 1,100 times he referred to (Robert Mueller’s) investigation as a witch hunt. He tried to protect [former national security adviser Michael] Flynn from being investigated by the FBI. He fired (former FBI Director James) Comey in order to stop the “Russian thing,” as he told NBC News. … He’s intimidated witnesses in public.’
The previous White House chief of staff John Kelly and former White House counsel Don McGahn also received letters.
In addition, the president’s two elder sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric, were on the list. Both men have been operating the Trump Organization supposedly without the input of their father. The oldest son has been campaigning with the president for the 2020 presidential election. He also organized the infamous Trump Tower meeting with the Russians.
Nadler increased the number of entities on the list from 60 to over 80. Another name that came up frequently during the House Oversight committee’s hearing with Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, was Allen Weisselberg. The Trump Organization CFO (chief financial officer) was on the list as was the president’s personal assistant, Rhona Graff.
The representative spoke with CNN’s Ana Cabrera:
‘This is not the only problem (Trump) faces. There’s a whole list of things that he has done that we’ll be looking at.’
The House has not been wasting time since the Democrats took it in the 2018 midterm elections. Seven committees will have hearings into the Trump world. Nadler has been particularly interested in Trump’s White House and business practices.
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