Top Democrats Vow to Intensify Trump Probes


The "phony war" was the name given to the six-month period following Germany's invasion of Poland in September 1939, when there was no fighting along the Western Front.

The Democrats' investigation is launching as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's is winding down, so far without any revelations of collusion with Russian Federation. The battle lines are drawn.

On Twitter, the president exclaimed that it was "Ridiculous!" But the real war has not yet begun, as all sides wait to see whether Mueller will drop a bombshell - or a dud.

Prior to the announcement from Nadler, Time Magazine contributor Renato Mariotti published an article titled, "Why the Mueller Report Might Disappoint Almost Everybody". Yet, Cohen has no real evidence of collusion between Trump and Russian Federation, just memories of Trump asking him about Russian Federation frequently.

Cohen's appearance gave the country its first look at what Trump and those around him did to get to the White House.

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Don't get me wrong. He also says Cohen lied to get a lighter sentence in NY.

The committee is reopening and expanding an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that the Republican majority closed previous year. He said that the Trump campaign met with Russians in Trump Tower. "That's not how he operates", Cohen told Congress last week.

What was most surprising about the hearing was that not one Republican defended Trump. It seems likely that Trump was aware of what was going on, but the "smoking gun" may not exist to prove his active participation beyond saying "wouldn't that be great".

President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign issued a statement claiming Democrats in Congress are trying to "topple the will of the American people" by investigating the president's alleged abuses of power. He fired then-attorney general Jeff Sessions for essentially the same reason.

If the Trump Organization has knowingly profited handsomely by this business, it could violate the USA constitution's "emoluments" rules which seek to prevent a president from making a business out of his White House tenure. "If they take the report and spin it too far, they could end up helping Trump".

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It is hard to imagine that Mueller will adopt the White House position that all of this is okay because the president can fire anyone for any reason.

He pointed to what he considered several instances of obstruction of justice by the President, including the "1100 times he referred to the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt" as well Mr Trump's abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey in 2017.

It is not clear whether Democrats can hold Trump accountable for any actions taken before he became president. "What else is new?"

The Democratic efforts increased this past week after Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, appeared before two House committees and a Senate committee. Cohen had been convicted, among other things, because of this hush money in December to three years in prison; the court had assessed the payments as illegal campaign financing.

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