Cohen testimony brought into full focus the tentacles of Trump's criminal activities

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Mark Corallo, who was reportedly alarmed about potential obstruction of justice and spent a short period serving as the legal team's spokesperson, has also gained the interest of Democrats who initiated the probe.

Almost all the current and former administration officials, friends and family listed on the request have hired private attorneys to navigate both the Mueller probe and now the oversight process - among them Hope Hicks, Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, Kushner and Don McGahn.

While Tlaib's resolution is not expected to gain much traction in the immediate future - Democratic leadership and key committee chairs have stressed that they're not at the impeachment stage in their investigations - Tlaib's proposal highlights the extent to which a vocal faction of the House Democratic caucus is intent on pushing the issue immediately. "Investigating these threats to the rule of law is an obligation of Congress and a core function of the House Judiciary Committee".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders skewered Nadler's probe in a Monday evening statement, calling it "disgraceful and abusive".

He later hardened his reaction, tweeting that any effort by the Democrats to probe new avenues of possible wrongdoing "will never work". Following Dean's testimony, Congress' investigation later learned of the secret tapes that Nixon had recorded within the White House.

"Chairman Nadler and his fellow Democrats have embarked on this fishing expedition because they are terrified that their two-year false narrative of "Russia collusion" is crumbling", she added. Why must Nadler and his ilk instead abuse American citizens under false pretenses?

"We have to find out what's been going on", the New York Democrat said, "and we have to lay out a case to the American people and reveal it".

A day after Democrats won control of the House, the president warned he would create gridlock in Washington by going to a "war-like posture" if he determined their probes of his 2016 campaign, businesses and presidency were going too far.

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Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, a White House senior adviser, was not on the Judiciary panel's list.

Most of the participants in a 2016 meeting in Trump Tower between Trump's campaign and a Russian lawyer received requests. It's not clear whether Mueller's investigation into possible Russian collusion with President Trump's campaign will condemn or clear Trump.

CNN reported during Michael Cohen's House Intelligence testimony that the former Trump fixer provided documents showing Trump's lawyers edited congressional testimony in which Cohen admitted lying.

Trump said President Barack Obama "didn't give one letter" when his administration came under congressional investigation.

Nadler demanded information from both Pecker and AMI about their involvement.

In a letter to the White House, the committee asks for information surrounding former FBI Director James Comey's termination, communications with Justice Department officials, the Trump Tower meeting and multiple other matters. Trump has made railing against the so-called witch hunt against him a staple of his rallies and speeches, revving up crowds by mocking his investigators and news coverage of their proceedings.

Furthermore, Nadler said in an interview on ABC over the weekend that before impeaching a leader, the Committee has to prove to the public that the impeachment should happen.

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