Reader's guide to all Trump fights with Congress


President Trump. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP)

This post was updated with the latest news.

President Trump is systematically trying to block 20 investigations and break down by the House Democrats involved, by implementing the Conference to take extraordinary measures to get his information – for example considering many of Trump's administrative officers. Trump administration and former administrative officers are contempt and take them to court to enforce subpoenas.

These solutions are at the heart of the definition of American democracy: one branch's ability to check the other. This is the latest on seven to watch.

On Russia

1. Receiving the unsolicited Mueller report: House Democrats wish all members of the Congress to see the full report by former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The Attorney General William P. Barr refused to hand it over, so the Committee of Judges voted to hold Top in contempt of Congress, making Top just as the second Attorney General found in contempt of Congress. On Tuesday the whole House voted to allow the Committee to bring Judges to court to enforce a subpoena against him.

How could this increase more: But this only slightly increased. The Top Justice Department agreed with the Judiciary and the Information committees to allow them to see some documents from the original Mueller report. The Chairman of the House Judges Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) Described the documents as “primary evidence” as to whether Trump impeded justice. The full Mueller report is a start, the Democrats hope to get.

2. Talking to the Trump of White Houses: t One of the key partners in the Mueller investigation, the former White House consultant, Donald McGahn, could be launched by the House Committee. But in May, McGahn, under pressure from Trump, did not show. Trump also affirmed executive privilege over his conversations with McGahn. Some legal experts argue that Trump lost his ability to practice executive privilege the day he decided not to use it when McGahn (and other aides) gave evidence to Mueller.

Named former advocate of the White House Donald McGahn, who was scheduled to attend a hearing of the House of Justice Judge 4 June. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)

How might this rise: t The House voted on Tuesday to allow McGahn's Judiciary Committee to take court to enforce its notice. Nadler also refused to vote to contempt McGahn. Just as with the contempt vote on Barr, it is a symbolic movement – no one feels that Trump's former lawyer would be hurt by the Department of Justice Trump. But it is a serious escalation.

3. Giving evidence to Mueller: t His former special adviser Robert S. Mueller III has said that he does not want to give evidence to Congress; his 400-page report on Russia and Trump is enough evidence. But the Democrats want it to be in the hot seat, except for the theories it would provide.

How might this rise: t Nadler did not issue a subpoena for Mueller to speak. Unlike the Trump officials who ignored subpoenas, the working theory on Capitol Hill is that Mueller would adhere to reluctance.

On Trump finances

3. Did Trump break his assets? Trump invited Congress and Trump's own accountancy firm to try to prevent this firm from giving its financial statements for ten years. The House Oversight Committee is investigating whether Trump has exceeded its assets or has avoided borrowing or avoiding real estate taxes – which may be possible bank fraud. He lost the first round after a judge expressed his “surprise” at the legal argument of his staff.

How might this rise: t The accounting body is prepared to hand over the documents. But could the subsequent appeal fight be as long as Trump or the main members of Congress are out of office before it is set? House Supervisor Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) Was required to defer a subpoena to the Mazars accounting body pending the courts.

4. Does Trump or his business have any money laundering links? Chairman of House Information Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) Trying out this. The House Financial Services Committee is also looking at financial dealings that the Trump Organization and former son-in-law company may have been relatively small. They have bank and borrower records from Deutsche Bank and Capitol One, but Trump tried to stop this.

How might this rise: t Trump lost that law. But could his lawyers appeal and pull this fight out to run the clock?

5. Trump tax records: t Steven Mnuchin, Secretary to the Treasury, decided that it will not allow the IRS to give Trump tax records to the House Routes and Ways Committee, which is looking at how the IRS inspects presidents. Trump refused to publicize his tax returns even though they have other presidents. In May, New York lawmakers ran a bill to enable Congress to receive the president's state tax returns.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. (Erik S. Undeveloped / EPA-EFE) (Erik S Less / EPA-EFE / REX / Shutterstock)

How might this rise: t The Chairman of the Roads and Ways Committee sub-chaired Mnuchin to hand over the tax returns. Congress could also be sued for them. They can get help from the IRS itself, which is drafted a draft memorandum stating that the administration of the Trump would have to impose taxes on Congress; that the law is clear. This case could go to the Supreme Court and build years to resolve.

Other acts as president are Ar Trump

6. Understand Trump security clearing process: The same House supervisory committee which looks at the financial affairs of Trump is investigating whether the White House has provided confidential security solutions to persons who may have drug, criminal or financial problems. This investigation has the potential to find Trump because he violated security clearance experts to give his son-law Jared Kushner access to the nation's biggest secrets.

How might this rise: t Comhdháil is working with a whistleblower and wants to speak to her former boss at the White House, Carl Kline. Includes Kline, but the White House said to ignore the subpoena. So Kline never showed out for a hearing. The House Supervisory Committee is now considering voting to hold Kline in contempt, which could lead to daily fines or jail time threats until it agrees to speak to lawmakers.

7. How did the Trump administration decide to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census? As the barristers challenge the legality of putting the issue to the 2020 Census in the Supreme Court, the sub-prime Justice and Commercial departments of the House Oversight Committee are to learn more about it. The Democratic Parties and the immigration actors are concerned that migrant communities may respond to their representation and therefore affect their representation in Congress.

How might this rise: t On Wednesday, the committee will vote whether to hold the leaders of the Justice and Commerce division, Barr and Wilbur Ross, in contempt for not adhering to the sub-waters. But Barr said that if that happens he will tell Trump to apply executive privilege to the information. It's not clear what Congress could do from that.

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