House Judiciary Chairman Says the President Obstructed Justice

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House Democrats sent a letter Monday demanding the White House turn over any documents that detail communications between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin - and also demanded access to the US president's translator for those talks.

The request comes on the same day House Democrats made a sweeping demand for documents from dozens of people with connections to Trump amid an investigation into potential obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.

The aggressive, broad investigation could set the stage for impeachment, although Democratic leaders have pledged to investigate all avenues and review special counsel Robert Mueller's report before taking drastic action.

Mr Nadler said the document requests are a way to "begin building the public record" and the committee has the responsibility to investigate. "We don't have the facts yet, but we're going to initiate the proper investigations".

In addition to the White House, Nadler is also seeking information from Trump family members, like Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Jared Kushner; from former administration figures like former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former national security adviser Mike Flynn, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former spokeswoman Hope Hicks; and from Trump campaign figures like Brad Parscale and Corey Lewandowski.

"It's very clear that the president obstructed justice", he said on ABC News' This Week on Sunday.

"We don't even know what the Mueller report says, but Democrats are already hedging their bets", Representative Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said".

Nadler defined obstruction of justice as any interference from President Trump and his associates in criminal investigations and any "alleged cover-up violations of the law", and public corruption as any possible violation of of the emolument clause and "conspiracy to violate federal campaign and financial reporting laws".

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Other demands for documents are directed to institutions including the White House, the Justice Department, the Trump campaign, the Trump transition team and the Trump Organization.

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

"The White House failed to provide any response to our inquiry", the chairmen wrote Monday of their February document request.

The documents will be used by the committee to determine which witnesses to call to testify in the coming months, according to the official.

The list of 81 names touches on all parts of Trump's life, including his businesses, his campaign, the committee that oversaw the transition from campaign to the White House and the White House.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday acknowledged receipt of the committee's request.

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

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