DEVELOPING: House Judiciary Committee Opens ‘Obstruction Probe’ into Trump Administration

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The House Judiciary Committee officially launched a probe into potential “obstruction of justice” accusations against the Trump administration Monday; seeking material and documents from over 60 individuals connected with the White House.

“The House Judiciary Committee will seek documents from more than 60 people and organizations as it begins investigations into possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Donald Trump,” reports Reuters.

“We are going to initiate investigations into abuses of power, into corruption … and into obstruction of justice,” said Democratic chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler. “It’s our job to protect the rule of law.”

“It’s very clear that the president obstructed justice,” Nadler added. “Before you impeach somebody, you have to persuade the American public that it ought to happen.”

“They’re setting a whole new course because there’s no collusion so they want to build something else,” said GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

Read the full report at Reuters.