Congressional Democrats are now drilling deep into virtually every aspect of President Trump’s administration and business ventures — as well as his connections to organizations ranging from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to WikiLeaks — with a sweeping, concerted series of multi-pronged committee investigations.
The newly announced probes, in turn, have prompted a fiery response from the president, who accused committee chairmen on Tuesday of going “crazy” with document requests he likened to harassment.
“Now that they realize the only Collusion with Russia was done by Crooked Hillary Clinton & the Democrats, Nadler, Schiff and the Dem heads of the Committees have gone stone cold CRAZY. 81 letter sent to innocent people to harass them. They won’t get ANYTHING done for our Country!” Trump tweeted.
But the tensions are only likely to escalate from here.
With a slew of document requests to 81 agencies, entities, and individuals, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., effectively led the charge, saying Monday he would aggressively probe “alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump.”
The requests come on the heels of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s dramatic House testimony last week in which he raised questions about the president’s personal finances, his charity and more even as he testified he had no evidence of collusion with Russia.
Nadler requested information from two of Trump’s children, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, who are running the Trump Organization while their father is in the White House. While the panel asked the two sons some questions that touch on their business, the document requests also include questions about events that happened in the White House after their father was elected, including the firing of FBI Director James Comey and discussions surrounding the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.