The House Judiciary Committee on Monday sent more than 80 letters and document requests to nearly all of Trumpworld, including former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, two of the president’s children, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, the National Rifle Association, and others. “The House Judiciary Committee is investigating a number of actions that threaten our nation’s longstanding commitment to the rule of law, including allegations of obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power,” read the letters, which are nearly identical. “As part of that work, I write to request that you provide the documents set forth. This is a critical time for our nation. President Trump and his administration face wide-ranging allegations of misconduct that strike at the heart of our constitutional order. Congress has a constitutional duty to serve as a check and balance against any such excesses.” The letters are signed by Rep. Jerry Nadler, the New York Democrat who chairs the committee.
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