House Judiciary Chair Requests Documents In Trump Investigation

The House Judiciary Committee sent document requests to more than 80 individuals and groups.
Posted at 1:49 PM, Mar 04, 2019

Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, made a sweeping request for documents Monday from dozens of individuals as part of the panel's investigation into President Donald Trump.

Nadler told ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday that the goal of the probe is to present "the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power."

Some of the more than 80 individuals and groups receiving document requests include the president's two eldest sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump; former top White House aides Sean Spicer, Steve Bannon and Hope Hicks; and the CFO of the Trump Organization.The House Judiciary Committee also requested information from the White House and the Justice Department, as well as the Trump campaign and Trump transition team.

Although Nadler told "This Week" that he believes President Trump has obstructed justice, he did note that any possible impeachment proceedings are "a long way down the road." 

Nadler's statements came days after Michael Cohen gave information to lawmakers about how President Trump personally reimbursed him while in office for hush-money payments made to women who claim they had affairs with the president years ago.

Responding to Nadler's comments on "This Week," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he believes the Democrat is set on impeaching President Trump, who McCarthy claims has done "nothing" that's an impeachable offense.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Monday that the White House had received a document request, saying officials "will review it and respond at the appropriate time."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.