A new report suggests that if the Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives in November, they will launch a massive number of investigations targeting the Trump Administration.
As reported by Axios, a spreadsheet that was created in a senior House Republican office listed over 100 formal requests from House Democrats in this Congress, targeting virtually every committee. Axios listed some of the investigations likely to be set into motion:
- President Trump’s tax returns
- Trump family businesses — and whether they comply with the Constitution's emoluments clause, including the Chinese trademark grant to the Trump Organization
- Trump's dealings with Russia, including the president's preparation for his meeting with Vladimir Putin
- The payment to Stephanie Clifford — a.k.a. Stormy Daniels
- James Comey's firing
- Trump's firing of U.S. attorneys
- Trump's proposed transgender ban for the military
- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's business dealings
- White House staff's personal email use
- Cabinet secretary travel, office expenses, and other misused perks
- Discussion of classified information at Mar-a-Lago
- Jared Kushner's ethics law compliance
- Dismissal of members of the EPA board of scientific counselors
- The travel ban
- Family separation policy
- Hurricane response in Puerto Rico
- Election security and hacking attempts
- White House security clearances
In mid-August, Nate Silver’s FivethirtyEight analytics site stated that Democrats had a roughly 70% chance of winning the House. The Democrats would need to win 23 seats to win the House; FiveThirtyEight predicted the Democrats would win 32 seats.
The latest Real Clear Politics average shows the Democrats holding a 47.1%-40.2% lead in the generic congressional poll.