Lanny Davis says House Dems will launch investigations into Trump administration

Former Clinton administration official Lanny Davis said Tuesday that there will be congressional investigations into various issues involving the Trump administration when Democrats take control of the House next year.

"There are serious subjects the American people want Congress to investigate," Davis, who represents President TrumpDonald John TrumpBroward County official Brenda Snipes submits resignation after criticism Retired lieutenant general tears into Trump over attacks against Navy SEAL: 'Disgusting' Senate barrels toward showdown over Trump's court picks MORE's former fixer Michael Cohen, told Hill.TV co-hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising."

"For example, they want oversight of corrupt Cabinet secretaries that misuse taxpayer funds and have secret side deals that make themselves money, and that happened among numerous Cabinet secretaries," he said. "There's no dispute about these examples that had no congressional oversight, so now there will will be serious oversight."

Davis's comments come after Democrats regained control of the House in Tuesday's midterm elections.

Several ranking Democrats, who are poised to wield committee gavels next year, have vowed to take investigative action on various issues involving the administration.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told Hill.TV last month that the panel would investigate the Trump administration if Democrats win the House.

"I want to look at what President Trump has done, aided and abetted by the Republicans in Congress, to tear down the foundations of our democracy," said Cummings, who is now set to become committee chairman.

— Julia Manchester