On February 9, 2017, Representative Jerrold Nadler took the extraordinary step of filing a “resolution of inquiry” in the U.S. House that could force a House investigation into Donald Trump’s financial conflicts of interest and ties to the Russian government.
Media reports have called Rep. Nadler’s action the “most aggressive move” yet by Democrats.
If Rep. Nadler is successful, the Department of Justice will have “to provide Congress with the basic information required to conduct an inquiry into President Trump and his associates” conflicts of interest, ethical violations—including the Emoluments Clause—and connections to the Russian government.” The DOJ will also have to provide information related to ” any criminal or counterintelligence investigation targeting President Donald J. Trump, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Roger Stone, or any employee of the Executive Office of the President.”
This could be just the breakthrough needed for the American people to learn the full extent of Trump’s unconstitutional activity.
The House Judiciary Committee has 14 legislative days to respond to Rep. Nadler’s request, or it will automatically go to the full House for vote, forcing Republicans to grapple with and vote on whether they are going to take seriously and investigate—or continue to ignore—Trump’s flagrant ethical and constitutional violations.
We need a massive wave of support and media attention now to make sure all the committee members understand that the American people demand a timely and thorough investigation of Donald Trump.
Anything short of that is a complete abdication of their oversight responsibility—and we will hold them accountable accordingly.
Sign the petition: Investigate Donald Trump