In their letter to White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, the Democratic trio warned that destruction, manipulation or withholding of such documents would be "in direct contravention of federal laws", which require that presidents and other officials preserve such materials. They took also the Chairman posts in the committees.
Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, talks to reporters on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, after a day of interviewing Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Trump also said that Cohen's testimony "proved" that Trump's campaign did not collude with Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
The judiciary chairman said he would initiate investigations into Trump for abuse of power, corruption, and obstruction of justice.
Nowicki is not concerned about potential harm to President Donald Trump if Mueller accuses the Republican's campaign of working with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election. The document requests are not taking place under the auspices of an official impeachment investigation.
The latest blow to the President further intensified pressure on the White House as Washington waits for another shoe to drop - with Mueller expected to file his long awaited report from Monday onward.
"This is a critical time for our nation, and we have a responsibility to investigate these matters and hold hearings for the public to have all the facts", the panel's Democratic chairman Jerry Nadler said in a statement outlining a stunning call for documents from Trump relatives and other individuals and entities.
Prominent members of his inner circle, such as Trump's two sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are amongst those to have received the request for documents, along with WikiLeaks, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kusher, former US Attorney Jeff Sessions, and Trump's chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg.More news: Liverpool draw, lose Premier League top spot
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Nadler's talk with ABC was the clearest indication yet that Democrats have chose to impeach Trump and are now simply doing the legwork involved in making that happen. William Barr has since been confirmed as attorney general.
McCarthy also argued that the hush money payments made by Trump to two women who accused him of affairs before the election did not amount to the standard of impeachable offenses. "The president gets to make that decision".
"I cooperate all the time with everybody", he added.
Trump fueled suspicions previous year about his ties with Russian Federation when, in a sharp break with standard diplomatic practice, he dismissed top aides for two hours of talks with Putin during their first formal summit, in Helsinki.
"Oh my God yes, of course the Democrats will overreact and overhype this", she said.
The chairman, New York Rep. Eliot Engel, is also working with Schiff and his committee to review Trump's encounters with and connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin, including a private meeting between the two in Helsinki previous year. "We're waiting for a report by people that weren't elected", Trump said at CPAC. That could include getting information from a translator who attended.
The committee is also looking at the administration's policy toward Saudi Arabia and response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.