House Democrats announced on Wednesday that they are planning to conduct a thorough investigation into President Donald Trump’s financial interest that go well beyond his past attempted business deals with the Russian government.
As described by CNN’s Manu Raju, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) promised a “broad investigation into financial interests that may be driving the president’s decision making.”
According to Raju, this probe would not just be limited to the House Intelligence Committee, which Schiff now chairs, but would also “encompass several House committees.” What’s more, the probes won’t be limited to whether Trump conspired with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
“It will go beyond Russia and Saudi Arabia,” Raju reported on CNN. “He made very clear it is going to be an expansive and thorough probe.”
Additionally, Raju reported that Schiff has not yet given a reason why he postponed the testimony of former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen and would only say that it was “in the interest of the investigation” to delay the hearing.
“If the president was hoping for less congressional investigations, House Democrats are answering with a resounding, ‘No,'” quipped CNN’s Kate Bolduan.
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If the Pres was hoping for less congressional investigations, House D's are answering with a resounding NO. House Intel just announced it is expanding its investigation beyond Russia. @mkraju explains. pic.twitter.com/MGkdWK7roc
— Kate Bolduan (@KateBolduan) February 6, 2019