Dems Hit Trump With 3-Part Smackdown, Marking New Era Of Oversight War

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House Democrats flexed their muscles Wednesday, smacking the President with a demand for his tax returns, preparation to get his financial records and vote to subpoena the Justice Department for the full Mueller report.

According to a Wednesday Politico report, House Democrats didn’t mean to dump the ton of bricks on President Donald Trump all on the same day; the timing was just coincidental.

However, the aggression marks a new era for House Democrats insistent on exercising the full might of their majority’s muscle to investigate Trump, even if the Mueller report ends up falling short of their hopes.

Republicans are outraged at the display, accusing Democrats of playing politics and trying to smear the President. But Democrats consider investigating Trump their most important duty.

“We must make it harder for future presidents to behave this way,” Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said. “We need a full accounting of the
President’s actions to do that work.”

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