As investigations swirl, Trump team prepares to fight

As investigations swirl, Trump team prepares to fight

Nadler said he would investigate possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.

A United States congressional panel says it has served document requests on 81 government agencies, entities and individuals as part of an investigation into alleged obstruction of justice and other abuses by President Donald Trump and others.

And he said the new investigation was born of Democrats' frustration with not being able to prove coordination between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 presidential campaign. Goldman formerly worked in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY, where former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and other crimes.

But once Trump's lead lawyer John Dowd, who left the White House in March 2018, began to publicly criticize the Mueller probe, calling it "one of the greatest frauds this country's ever seen", and Rudy Giuliani joined the team, that's when the "onslaught" against Mueller began, Cobb said.

Earlier on Monday, the House Judiciary Committee had requested documents from 81 people and groups.

The letter from a lawyer for Michael Caputo, who worked for Trump during part of the 2016 campaign, represents the first skirmish in what will likely be broad resistance from Trump aides and associates to new inquiries issued this week by the Judiciary Committee.

Wikileaks, and its founder Julian Assange, have also been sent documents requests by the committee.

Trump dismissed the Nadler probe and others as futile efforts "in search of a crime".

Ultimately, it would be playing into President Trump's hands for the Democrats to pursue impeachment without unquestionable evidence of wrongdoing.

Democrats are also demanding documents on the content of Trump's three meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which the White House has refused to divulge.

Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb opened up about his experience helping President Donald Trump navigate the special counsel investigation of Robert S. Mueller III for almost 11 months.

"It's all a hoax", Mr Trump told reporters at the White House.

Among the committee's aims is determining whether Trump may have obstructed justice by ousting perceived enemies at the Justice Department, such as former FBI Director James Comey, and abused his presidential power by possibly offering pardons or tampering with witnesses.

In morning tweets yesterday, Mr Trump asserted that letters sent on Monday were meant to harass "innocent people" and were borne of frustration among Democrats for not being able to prove coordination between Mr Trump's campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 presidential election.

Cobb claimed he was able to keep Trump from lashing out about Mueller's investigation for almost a year before the president began attacking the special counsel publicly.

McCain said that if the Emoluments Clause "ends up being what gets" Trump, then Hostin needs to add that to her bio because of her strong interest in whether Trump violated it or not.

House Democrats are planning to formally request the president's tax returns in two weeks, Politico also reported on Tuesday.

Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, a White House senior adviser, was not on the Judiciary panel's list.

"This is a critical time for our nation, and we have a responsibility to investigate these matters and hold hearings for the public to have all the facts", Nadler said in a statement.

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