House Democrats announce broad probe into allegations against Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting at National Harbor in Oxon Hill Maryland

He said "our goal is to hold the administration accountable for the obstruction of justice", and "the abuse of power and the corruption".

"Over the last several years, President Trump has evaded accountability for his near-daily attacks on our basic legal, ethical, and constitutional rules and norms", Nadler said.

"Investigating these threats to the rule of law is an obligation of Congress and a core function of the House Judiciary Committee", he said.

Mr. Trump, for his part, seemed to suggest the White House would comply, to some extent. Trump denies any wrongdoing. "It's all a hoax". "The Counsel's Office and relevant White House officials will review it and respond at the appropriate time".

The latest move by the US House Judiciary Committee to launch an investigation into allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of justice by US President Donald Trump is actually a huge "trap" for Democrats themselves, Jim Kavanagh, editor of thepolemicist.net, told Sputnik.

But Nadler also said that it was "very clear" the President had obstructed justice.

When they took control of the US House of Representatives in January, Democrats promised investigations on multiple fronts involving Trump, saying their Republican counterparts had ignored red flags coming out of the White House.

Mr. Nadler said the onslaught was necessary because Republicans, who had controlled the House until this year, let so much of the president's conduct go unchecked. "But we're going to initiate proper investigations".

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We're also looking at persistent allegations that the Russians have been laundering money through the Trump Organization. Donald Trump said Saturday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team are targeting him with 'bulls**t'.

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Schiff has said he will subpoena Mueller's complete final report on his investigation if it is not given to Congress. Trump said he was a "little impressed" that Cohen had said that to the House Oversight and Reform Committee .

House Democrats say they have been careful to avoid conflicts with Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign, as well as federal probes being led by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan.

Asked if Ivanka Trump could conceivably be on the next list of people from whom information is sought, the Democratic lawmaker told CNN: "Conceivably certainly, I can't say".

"We're far from making decisions" regarding impeachment, Nadler said Sunday.

The broad requests from the House intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform committees ask for the substance of Trump and Putin's conversations in person and by phone and for information on whether those conversations had any impact on US foreign policy.

"Show me where the president did anything to be impeached", he said.

FILE - Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., speaks after hearing some of the testimony from Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, before a closed door hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Feb. 26, 2019, in Washington.

There are also people connected to Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, including participants in a meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer before the election. They said they intend to probe "the substance of any communications during in-person encounters and phone calls, the existence and contents of any documents related to the communications, what the effects of the communications have been on the nation's foreign policy, whether the president or anyone acting on his behalf have sought to hide those communications and whether the president or anyone acting on his behalf have failed to create records or mishandled those records in violation of federal law".

In a tweet on Sunday, Trump blasted Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, calling it a partisan probe unfairly aimed at discrediting his win in the 2016 presidential election.

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