The Associated Press (AP) is reporting this morning that two of the most powerful members of the U.S. House of Representatives have promised to fully investigate the new report from Buzzfeed News that President Donald Trump directed his attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, to lie under oath.
Jerry Nadler, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, issued a challenge to Donald Trump and his Attorney General appointee William Barr. Appearing on CNN on Wednesday night, Nadler said that if Barr is confirmed as Attorney General, and if he does not release special counsel Robert Mueller‘s final report to the public, then Nadler will issue a subpoena to obtain it.
Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has taken the first steps for his powerful committee to fully investigate crimes committed by Donald Trump and members of his administration connected with the kidnapping of children from their parents at the Mexican border.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. confirmed Donald Trump’s worst fears on Thursday when he said “We’re going take an MRI to his finances.”
Swalwell works with Rep. Adam Schiff on the House Intelligence Committee and is also on the House Judiciary Committee, soon to be chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler. Both Schiff and Nadler have promised that when Democrats take over their committee will open in-depth investigations into the president and his finances, including global money laundering operations and payments he received from foreign countries. Nadler has said his committee will have to consider impeaching the president.
Democrats on virtually every committee in the House of Representatives are ready to take control now that they find themselves in the majority after the midterms.
After nearly a decade in the minority and two years with no power to pursue oversight of the Trump administration, Democrats have prepared themselves to be the ones in charge.
On MSNBC's The Beat With Ari Melber, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) put the stakes of the 2018 election in clear terms by saying that a Democratic-controlled House is needed to save the republic from Trump.
The so called Nunes Memo, bombed by any measure. On a political level it was a disaster. Even conspiracy theory fans like Trey Gowdy called it a failure in it's main objective of discrediting the Mueller investigation.
“This should not happen in America...We must fight this executive order in the streets, in the courts, anywhere, anytime. We must resist."