Democrats used Whitaker hearing to serve notice to Trump that he can expect two more years of hellish investigations
President Donald Trump pauses while listening to a reporter ask questions at the press conference held at the Lotte Palace Hotel in the Villard Room. (Evan El-Amin /

The House Judiciary Committee grilling of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker put the Donald Trump administration on notice that the new Democratic House of Representatives will be conducting aggressive oversight of the administration.

"After two years of being left alone by Republicans, Trumpworld is staring down the barrel at two grueling years of no-win situations before House committees," Axios explained.

"If you play nice, President Trump has shown plenty of willingness to publicly go after his own people," Axios continued. "But if you play not-so-nice, as Whitaker did at times today, you can expect even more scrutiny from subpoena-empowered Democrats."

Axios concluded that "acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker put on a performance today that's likely to leave plenty of top Trump officials even less excited about the prospect of their day on Capitol Hill."

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