This committee was in the spotlight when Cohen testified publicly last Wednesday.
Nadler's requests include information about some well-known episodes, but also cover some incidents that have received relatively little attention, such as the 2016 effort by now deceased Chicago-based Republican fundraiser Peter Smith to reach out to Russian hackers to get copies of Clinton's deleted emails. Instead, the heating and air-conditioning business owner fears the report could prove a political landmine for overzealous Democrats trying to take down a president they despise.
Trump said Saturday that conservatives "reject oppressive speech codes, censorship, political correctness, and every other attempt by the hard left to stop people from challenging ridiculous and unsafe ideas". "He was the president's longtime personal attorney so they can march him out there and he's saying really nasty things about the president". On Friday, Cummings demanded that the White House turn over documents by Monday related to security clearances after the New York Times reported that the president ordered officials to grant his son-in-law Jared Kushner's clearance over the objections of security officials.
President Trump assailed Michael Cohen as a "liar" on Sunday, but said that his former lawyer's congressional testimony earlier this week "proved" that there was no collusion between the campaign and Russian Federation.
"This is the craziest plan", Trump said, adding that Democratic support for it would help Republicans politically.
Mueller is widely expected to finish the investigation in the coming weeks. "And the numbers are going to be even bigger", he said. Trump praised him for being able to take a punch and advised him to sue his attacker, Berkeley and maybe the state of California. But undoubtedly, at this point, the Senate would vote against removing Trump from office.
"I would just like to say, if these socialist progressives had their way, they would put the Constitution through the paper shredder in a heart beat", Williams said.
Gergen noted that House committees "have a long history", but warned the Democrats must not "overplay their hands".
"He took a punch for all of us", Trump said. "Voters want candidates to focus on issues important to them, such as healthcare and good-paying jobs". The president reiterated his previous criticism of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom he fired a day after the November midterm elections, calling him "weak" for recusing himself from Mueller's investigation.
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.
The complexities and ramifications of the Russian Federation investigation, while an obsession in Washington, barely registered for many voters who spoke to Reuters in the past week in snowy southwest Wisconsin.
Obama easily won seven of the region's counties in 2012, but Trump won them all in 2016.
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