Top Democrat stuns CNN host when asked if Trump obstructed justice

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"Another probe will examine private conversations between the president and Russian President Vladimir Putin". They also asked for interviews with any interpreters who were involved in such conversations. While some more liberal members of the Democratic caucus would like to see Trump impeached now, Democratic leaders have been more cautious. "I think Bob Mueller's a guy that - you know, even though he came from an arguably privileged background - you know, has a backbone of steel". No collusion. It's all a hoax.

More than five House committees are now investigating alleged attempts by Russian Federation to meddle in the 2016 election campaign, the president's tax returns and potential conflicts of interest involving Mr Trump's family.

McCain made the rare move of praising Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) after playing a clip that showed the lawmaker urging Congress to go after Trump on his taxes and financial records - instead of collusion.

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Schiff also announced he hired Kathy Suber, who served as a government intelligence officer for two decades, and Lucian Sikorskyj, who worked for the National Security Council and served as a senior analyst to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. The Oversight and Reform Committee has launched multiple investigations into all facets of the administration.

A former White House special counsel considers special prosecutor Robert Mueller "an American hero".

"But at the same time, it's not a real criticism of the special counsel, that on the timing, because there were a lot of surprises".


The document request from the oversight panel comes amid questions about the Trump administration's truthfulness regarding how senior adviser Jared Kushner got his high-level security clearance after career security officials recommended against it.

The letters to Hicks and Spicer ask them to turn over any work diaries, journals or "a description of daily events related to your employment" by Trump.

Democrats want documents relating to the patronage of Trump businesses, like the Trump International Hotel in Washington, by U.S. and foreign officials and dignitaries seeking to curry favor with the president.


But the extensive scope could bolster claims by Trump and Republicans that congressional Democrats are seeking to undermine the President and cripple his 2020 re-election effort rather than conduct a disciplined fact-finding inquiry.

The document requests Monday targeted such high-profile people in Trump's orbit as convicted former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and the recently indicted political consultant Roger Stone. "Taken together with previous reports that Mr. Kushner omitted contacts with more than one hundred foreign persons on his clearance forms - including the Russian Ambassador - we request that the Department of Justice open an immediate investigation to determine if Mr. Kushner is criminally liable for his false statements".

Representatives for the White House and Justice Department said the document requests were being reviewed.


The committee expects some people to produce right away, and others may eventually face subpoenas, the official said.

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