US House committee seeks Trump corruption evidence


"Tomorrow [Monday], we will be issuing document requests to over 60 different people and individuals from the White House to the Department of Justice", he said.

Monday's barrage of requests from House Democrats comes as special counsel Robert Mueller is said to be nearing the end of his investigation into potentially illegal ties between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government.

The documents Nadler requested are a first step in the committee's effort to explore possible obstruction of justice by the President in connection with Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign and whether Trump or anyone close to him coordinated with the Russians during the campaign.

On Monday, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said that it is the "obligation" of Congress to "provide a check on abuses of power" by the White House.

Other high-profile names on the list include perennially embattled White House aide and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former White House counsel Don McGahn and the president's inaugural committee.

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"The counsel's office and relevant White House officials will review it and respond at the appropriate time".

In their letter, the Democratic leaders allege that Trump, on multiple occasions, "appears to have taken steps to hide the details of his communications with President Putin from other administration officials, Congress and the American people", noting that Trump reportedly "seized notes" related to at least one meeting held with Putin and "directed" an American interpret "not to discuss the substance of communications" with Putin with other federal officials.

"We're far from making decisions" about impeachment, he said. At this point, no matter how much evidence is accumulated, does anyone really believe that Trump voters will ever see this president clearly enough to support impeachment? Last year, the administration withheld thousands of documents related to Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who had previously worked in the White House.

Democrats say Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight Committee last week directly implicated Trump in various crimes including campaign finance violations.

Meanwhile, Trump spoke for over two hours at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Saturday, railing against Mueller's investigation into his 2016 campaign.

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ABC News has reached out to the White House for comment, but has not yet heard back.

The White House confirmed Monday it had received a letter from Nadler.

Democrats, who took control of the House of Representatives in January, have vowed to open investigations into the president and White House.

More document requests are expected after this first wave, according to a committee counsel.

"It's very clear that the president obstructed justice". "He tried to protect Flynn from being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

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Trump maintains that his campaign did not collude with Russian Federation and has repeatedly attacked the investigation on Twitter.