Democrat-Led House Could Probe Trump Business Ties Abroad

Democrat-Led House Could Probe Trump Business Ties Abroad

In Germany, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday it would be wrong to expect policy change from Trump. The Republicans had an advantage in Senate races because elections were held for only 35 seats in the 100-member chamber and many of them were in states that often lean Republican.

This election is a clear demonstration that the Republican Party and its leader Donald Trump are badly out of step with the mainstream of American society.

Noting that his Republican Party retained control of the Senate on Tuesday, he said that if Democrats in the House come after him, "we've got" a thing called the U.S. Senate.

That muted some of the opposition to him and the Democratic Party's ambivalence towards illegal immigration as a caravan of several thousands of Central Americans marching under the flags Guatemala and Honduras marched towards the U.S. roused Trump's base.

"It's not like we're going to go drunk-crazy with subpoenas".

Republicans warn that more investigations could blow back against the Democrats for the 2020 us election.

"Many Democrats support the president's trade agenda", lamented Dieter Kempf, the head of the Federation of German Industries, the main business lobby group in Germany, a leading exporter.

Trump's immediate concern will be that he can no longer rely on the support of a Republican Congress to pass legislation, like with his 2017 tax cut for the wealthy. The new Democratic House will become a beachhead for congressional Democrats bent on initiating a sustained attack on the president.

This was a midterm election in which both parties took some lumps, but could also take some satisfaction.

In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats.

So far, the administration has ignored their questions.

Controlling the House means controlling committees with subpoena power.

For example, Cummings and other Democratic lawmakers past year filed a federal lawsuit demanding disclosures of records to determine how Trump was approved by the General Services Administration to maintain the lease of the Trump International Hotel in Washington after he became president. What he would not favor, though, would be investigations or sanctions that would further damage the well-connected Russian oligarchs believed to have helped fund the US election meddling efforts.

To PBS NewsHour's Yamiche Alcindor, who asked him about white nationalists emboldened by Trump labelling himself a "nationalist", Trump said he was insulted.

Nishimura says Japan will cooperate with the efforts to denuclearize North Korea and in other areas. "This is not politics as usual", she said.

Her office hasn't provided an more precise explanation.

Waters and other Democrats have been clamoring for details about Trump's relationship with German-based Deutsche Bank and what it may know about links between the president and Russian Federation.

Democrats could make life hard for Trump by launching another congressional investigation into allegations of Russian interference on his behalf in the 2016 election. Much of what his panel does could depend on the timing and content of Mueller's report.

Most Democratic candidates in tight races stayed away from harsh criticism of Trump during the midterm campaign's final stretch, focusing instead on bread-and-butter issues like maintaining insurance protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions, and safeguarding the Social Security retirement and Medicare healthcare programs for senior citizens. CBS News has not independently confirmed the authenticity of that list. Last month, a New York Times investigation into just a handful of Trump's tax returns from the 90s revealed a complicated scheme of "outright fraud" to evade paying taxes on his father's estate.

On Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Trump said he wants to "study whatever is being said". Other powers are implied or understood as needed for Congress to conduct business.

"There's only been five times in the last 105 years that an incumbent president has won seats in the Senate in the off year election". But in Kentucky, one of the top Democratic recruits, retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath, lost her bid to oust to three-term Rep. Andy Barr.

"We're going to do the same thing, and government comes to a halt, and I would blame them", Trump said at a news conference.

Pelosi suggested that the new majority's emphasis will be more about traditional checks and balances than investigative excess.