All The Democrats’ Investigations: House Ready To “Let The Subpoenas Fly” Early Next Year

Sunday, November 11, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Sun, 11/11/2018

As Nancy Pelosi made abundantly clear before her party wrested control of the House on Tuesday, the Democrats will waste little time before they “let the subpoenas fly” after taking control of the House in January. So many potential investigation threads have been reported in the media, that it can be difficult to keep track. We already know that Democrats are planning to investigate Trump’s ties to his business and whether he profited off foreign dignitaries. Trump’s tax returns are expected to be targeted (Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee could invoke an arcane Congressional rule to force the IRS to hand over Trump’s returns), and – of course – his mysterious ties with Russia. And who could forget the FBI’s handling of the expanded Kavanaugh background check, where Democrats suspect that the White House and/or Senate Republicans interceded to exclude certain key “witnesses” (none of whom are believed to have actually witnessed Kavanaugh sexually assault women).

Well, to this list we can add a couple more possibilities. Because in an interview with Axios’ new HBO Sunday politics show, incoming House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff revealed that Dems are planning to extensively investiagate whether Trump’s blood feud with the US media drove him to commit potentially illegal acts. For starters, they’re planning to investigate Trump’s crackdown on the press following his White House briefing room battle with CNN’s Jim Acosta (which resulted in Acosta having his credentials revoked), his efforts to browbeat the Postmaster General into raising shipping rates on Amazon packages (in an effort to get back at the Washington Post), and any role he might have played in the DOJ’s decision to try and stop the merger of Time Warner and AT&T (Time Warner owns CNN).

Here’s Axios:

House Democrats plan to investigate whether President Trump abused White House power by targeting – and trying to punish with “instruments of state power” – The Washington Post and CNN, incoming House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff said in an interview for “Axios on HBO.”

Continuing with the press freedom theme, Schiff suggested that Trump’s blood feud with Amazon is grounded in his hatred of the Washington Post, and that Trump has sought to economically punish Amazon as payback for its founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos’s ownership of the Post.

“This appears to be an effort by the president to use the instruments of state power to punish Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post,” Schiff said. Jeff Bezos is founder, chairman and CEO of Amazon, and owns the Washington Post.

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