Report: House measure forcing release of info on Trump conflicts likely to die in committee

Report: House measure forcing release of info on Trump conflicts likely to die in committee
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A Democrat-backed House resolution that would direct the Justice Department to release information about President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE’s conflicts of interest and potential ties to Russia is likely to die in committee, Politico reported on Wednesday.

Democratic sources told Politico that Republican lawmakers will send the resolution to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, after returning from their current recess. The panel, which is Republican-controlled, will likely reject the measure, avoiding a floor vote that could spell trouble for GOP members.

The “resolution of inquiry” was introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) earlier this month, and calls on the Justice Department to hand over to the House all information relevant to an investigation into Trump’s and his associates’ ties to Russia, conflicts of interest and ethical violations.

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The resolution could be brought to a full vote by the House if the committee doesn’t act on it, one Judiciary Committee aide told Politico. The aide said that the committee will address it in the coming week.

A roll call vote on Nadler’s resolution would likely be embarrassing for GOP lawmakers, many of whom are under pressure from constituents and politicians on the left to take tougher positions on Trump’s conflicts of interest and potential relationship with Moscow.

Those issues roiled Trump's candidacy and presidential transition, and have remained a major flashpoint in his administration.

Last week, the president’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, abruptly resigned amid revelations that he discussed U.S. sanctions with the Russian ambassador in the month before Trump took office and misled top officials about the conversation. Immediately following his resignation, The New York Times and CNN broke similar stories saying that some Trump aides had regular contact with Russian officials during the campaign.

Trump has since tapped Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to replace Flynn.