Democrats in Congress are preparing to investigate deeper into President Donald Trump’s finances following the release of the Mueller report, the Washington Examiner reports.
Last month, the House Oversight and Reform Committee subpoenaed Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, for all its records on Trump, his trust, the Trump Organization, and any other interests of Trump’s. On Monday, the House Financial Services Committee and House Intelligence Committee also issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, Trump’s usual lender.
“What my committee needs now, needs to do is think about this from a counterintelligence standpoint,” Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., a member of the financial services panel and the House intel panel, told CNN on Thursday. “Are there elements of the many interactions that Donald Trump and his people and his family and his campaign had with Russians that could provide the Russians something to hold over them, starting with the president?”
Himes later acknowledge the difficulty of investigating Trump in the House while the Senate is GOP-controlled.
"Even if you impeach in the House, the probability that the Senate will convict today is I think, sadly today, exactly zero,” Himes said. “You’ve gone through a year, a year and a half of work where we haven’t been working on infrastructure and retirement and student loans and all the things that we should be working on, only for the Senate to do what is perfectly predictable and not convict the president.”
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