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But the Judiciary Committee, which has the power to impeach the president, launched its own wide-ranging probe of Trump campaign aides, business associates and family members as part of what committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said was a way to explore whether the Trump administration has abused its power.

President Donald Trump pressured both ex-Chief of Staff John Kelly and ex-White House Counsel Don McGahn to give his daughter and top adviser Ivanka Trump a security clearance, according to a new report from CNN.

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, congressman Jerrold Nadler of NY, said Monday his panel is beginning the probe into possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.

Asked by reporters whether he would cooperate with the probe, Trump said, "I cooperate all the time with everybody".

Schiff and other Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee a year ago pushed for Republicans to subpoena the US interpreter who sat in on Trump and Putin's one-on-one discussion in Helsinki that summer.

The letters demanded documents that could shed light on possible obstruction of justice and abuse of office by the administration and Trump himself.

"Presidential Harassment by "crazed" Democrats at the highest level in the history of our Country".

"Democrats are harassing the president to distract from their radical agenda of making America a socialist country, killing babies after they're born, and pushing a "green new deal" that would destroy jobs and bankrupt America", Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said late Monday.

Criminal inquiries into the Trump campaign's links to Russian Federation and other issues will carry on no matter what happens with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, as other prosecutors continue cases that began with him but now have a life of their own.

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Other House Democrats are sending similar messages.

Nadler said Monday's document requests are a way to "begin building the public record" and the committee has the responsibility to investigate.

Democrats are bracing themselves for disappointment at the lack of evidence on Russian Federation; the inquisition into Trump's associates, relatives, and private dealings before the presidency is seen by many observers as an attempt to compensate for the deflation of the "Russia collusion" narrative.

Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, responded to Cipollone that the security clearance system is broken and that the White House's challenge to the committee's authority lacks "just plain common-sense".

Others that were reached by the committee include President Donald Trump's sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Meanwhile, Amazon is taking pre-orders of the elusive "Mueller report"-one publisher promises to provide it complete with commentary by Trump advocate and law professor Alan Dershowitz".

But the extensive scope could bolster claims by Trump and Republicans that congressional Democrats are seeking to undermine the President and cripple his 2020 re-election effort rather than conduct a disciplined fact-finding inquiry.

Cohen told Congress in testimony last week that he was cooperating with Manhattan federal prosecutors on several ongoing probes and flagged other potential illegal activity by Trump.