Democrat-Led House Could Probe Trump Business Ties Abroad

10 November, 2018, 03:46 | Author: Sheila Harris
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"Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans, it's about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration", Nancy Pelosi, leader of the House Democrats, told supporters at victory party.

The Democrats won a majority of the US House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm elections, and will officially take over when the new Congress takes office in January 2019.

With a divided Congress ahead, it remains to be seen whether or not the president, Democrats and Republicans will work together, or if Washington will be more contentious and polarized than during President Trump's first two years.

Analyzing 417 House races that featured at least two candidates on the ballot, The AP has determined that Democrats earned more than 51.4 million votes in competitive House races nationwide, or 52 percent, compared to 47.2 million votes cast, or 48 percent, for Republicans.

Now, it's highly unlikely that Congressional Republicans would ever vote to support Pelosi, especially after all the recent campaign rallies Trump did where he helped conservatives stoke fear about her regaining power. The result is that there will be several members of the new Democratic majority running for re-election in traditionally Republican areas that Trump won by double digits in 2016.

"I do think they will definitely try to impeach nearly immediately", said Meadows, even though Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders have downplayed that issue during the campaign.

Waters also said that Democrats were now focused on ensuring Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign was protected following a shake-up on Wednesday at the Justice Department.

However, the party will now head House committees that can investigate the president's tax returns, possible business conflicts of interest and possible links between his 2016 election campaign and Russian Federation.

The Trump base will have no problem believing him when he says that Pelosi and her Democrats are to blame for every ill in the country.

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It was unclear what leaks he was referring to.

Asked about potential investigations, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said in a CNN interview Wednesday that "the president is not nervous about anything".

"Those that worked with me in this incredible Midterm Election, embracing certain policies and principles, did very well", he wrote. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell declined to comment on the possibility of retaliatory probes, which Trump first raised in a morning statement on Twitter. Several of those candidates won their races Tuesday night, while other contests remained too close to call.

Democrats could pick up more than 30 seats in the House, but they lost significantly in the Senate races in major red states like Indiana, North Dakota and Tennessee.

Trump was expected to address the results at a postelection news conference scheduled for midday Wednesday. Add Midterm Elections as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Midterm Elections news, video, and analysis from ABC News. But White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders minimized the magnitude of Democratic gains.

Ted Cruz (R) beat back a green wave of out-of-state Democrat money.

But overall, the night was widely a success for the Democrats, who flipped seven states. Republicans also preserved governorships in key states like OH and Florida.

With the loss of the Republican majority in the House, President Donald Trump is facing the prospect of endless House investigations and fresh questions about the resilience of his unorthodox political coalition. "Thank you to all!"

Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House.Trump and his fellow Republicans expanded their control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections, following a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race and immigration.But they lost their majority in the House, a setback for Trump after a campaign that became a referendum on his leadership.

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