'Start Here' podcast: House Democrats set to investigate Trump

With control over the House, Democrats will bring big changes to the House Intelligence Committee and have more subpoena power. ABC News' Brad Mielke reports.
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Transcript for 'Start Here' podcast: House Democrats set to investigate Trump
Democrats now in control of the house president trump. Could be facing a barrage of new investigations. Congressman have already introduce articles of impeachment accusing the president of obstruction of justice. Even though many in the party would rather wait for Robert Mueller report ABC's bread milk he has brought the Democrats are now poised to use their subpoena power. I guess yet Democrats have already passed a couple bills they have others in the works but. The president is not gonna sign a lot of these into law the one thing the house can do on its own though is investigating. So you're about to see subpoenas you're gonna see hearings I won around asking our Capitol Hill reporters about all the new Democrats were about to become household names. ABC's Trish turner told me if you're running committee now you don't just get a fancy type dirty you literally get new powers in congress. There actually is a really big change to what happens that the committees and only really is seem more Democrats on the committee. But they literally double their staff at some of these investigative committees in particular. Like we've talked to some people who have been aides on these committees in the past they've said they went from forty staff to eighty plus. So on it's quite a change they are readying up a number of probes and a number of France and that's where leadership at this plant disaster plane traffic cop. And we went down the list house intelligence is going to be looking at the details they say Republicans never pursued on Russia. Oversight is gonna look at private emails for public business and the Democrats want to try to impeach the president. That would fall to the Judiciary Committee and each New York chairman Jerry Nadler. That was an all enough for you ABC's Dan Siegel told me. This is also with the president's taxes could start to get scrutinized. And brought one committee we haven't talked about of the Ways and Means Committee in the house they usually right tax law but they're also the committee through it really obscure. Provision that's goes back almost a century have the ability to request the president's tax returns. We will have a lot more on what president trump could be facing and how Democrats could and that fighting each other here on start here later this morning listen Ford and apple podcasts repaired podcasting app. To name Marcus Brad break they're all down this morning think he'll.

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