White House says it received demands from Judiciary chairman

The White House on Monday said that it received a letter from the House Judiciary Committee related to its sweeping probe into allegations of obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power by President TrumpDonald John TrumpImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Feds say marijuana ties could prevent immigrants from getting US citizenship Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll MORE and his associates.

“The House Judiciary Committee’s letter has been received by the White House,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a brief statement. “The counsel’s office and relevant White House officials will review it and respond at the appropriate time.”

A day earlier, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said he would send document requests to more than 60 current and former administration officials, Trump family members and Trump Organization figures.

Sanders did not name any people who received requests, but the list is said to include White House senior advisers Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpA Trump visit to Africa is important — and carries some urgency On The Money: Cain 'very committed' to Fed bid despite opposition | Pelosi warns no US-UK trade deal if Brexit harms Irish peace | Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job MORE and Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent House Dem calls on lawmakers to 'insulate' election process following Mueller report Mueller considered charging campaign aides in Trump Tower meeting but lacked evidence MORE, the president’s daughter and son-in-law respectively, as well as his two eldest sons, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent House Dem calls on lawmakers to 'insulate' election process following Mueller report Hillicon Valley: Cyber, tech takeaways from Mueller report | Millions of Instagram passwords exposed internally by Facebook | DHS unrolling facial recognition tech in airports | Uber unveils new safety measures after student's killing MORE and Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpHouse Dem calls on lawmakers to 'insulate' election process following Mueller report Lara Trump to 'Fox & Friends': Trump 'one of the greatest presidents we've ever had' Eric and Lara Trump expecting their second child MORE.

Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg, longtime Trump personal assistant Rhona Graff, former White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE and ex-White House counsel Don McGahn are also on the list, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The letter is a sign Nadler is moving ahead quickly with his investigation, which is the most extensive congressional probe into Trump’s administration and business practices since Democrats took control of the House.

“It's very clear that the president obstructed justice,” Nadler said Sunday in an interview on ABC News’ “This Week.”

“It’s very clear — 1,100 times he referred to [special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's] investigation as a witch hunt,” he continued. “He tried to protect [former national security adviser Michael] Flynn from being investigated by the FBI. He fired [former FBI Director James] Comey in order to stop the ‘Russian thing,’ as he told NBC News. ... He’s intimidated witnesses in public.”

Nadler’s letter comes on the heels of former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen’s explosive testimony last week to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, in which he painted the president as a “con man” who engaged in criminality throughout his career in business and in the White House.

Cohen named several of the people expected to receive requests from Nadler during the hearing. A number of them, including Trump Jr. and Kushner, have engaged with other congressional committees in different probes.