White House Says It’s Received Democrat Nadler’s Document Demand

(Bloomberg) -- The White House on Monday received a sweeping request for documents from the House Judiciary Committee chairman that extends beyond material the administration provided to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The Judiciary chairman, Democrat Jerrold Nadler of New York, is seeking information on subjects including payments or emoluments to Trump businesses by foreign governments, the firings of then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and then-FBI Director James Comey, and deliberations over the recusal of then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the person said.

“The House Judiciary Committee’s letter has been received by the White House,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “The Counsel’s Office and relevant White House officials will review it and respond at the appropriate time.”

Nadler said Sunday that he would demand documents from more than 60 people and entities related to President Donald Trump, including the White House, the Trump Organization and the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. Nadler’s committee would hold potential hearings on Trump’s impeachment, should Democrats decide on such a step.

Nadler said he’s aggressively investigating whether there’s evidence of any wrongdoing by the president, including obstruction of justice or an undermining of the rule of law. He drew a distinction between his work and impeachment in an interview on ABC’s “This Week.”

“We do not now have the evidence all sorted out and everything to do -- to do an impeachment,” he said.

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