Republicans Reportedly Have ‘Hell’ List of Investigations They Think Dems Will Launch if They Flip House


Congressional Republicans are reportedly preparing for a possible Capitol Hill doomsday if Democrats take control of House after the midterm elections.

Axios recently obtained a spreadsheet that, according to the site, has been “circulated through Republican circles on and off Capitol Hill.”

The spreadsheet previews a list of investigations that the Democrats are likely to launch if they find themselves in control of the House after the elections.

Here is the list of probes, as provided by Axios:

  • 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

The list highlights the high stakes game for both Congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump in the upcoming election. Axios also notes that if, in fact, the Democrats flip the House and the onslaught of investigations begin “these demands would turn the Trump White House into a 24/7 legal defense operation” further threatening Trump’s presidency.

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