Dems eye 85 targets for investigations, subpoenas: report

Dems eye 85 targets for investigations, subpoenas: report
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Democrats are eyeing 85 subjects related to the Trump White House for investigations and subpoenas now that they will have control of the House, according to Axios.

Axios, citing its own reporting and public statements made by Democrats, reported on Monday that the party will investigate topics ranging from President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth MORE's tax returns to his family separation policy to White House security clearances.

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The investigations and subpoenas aren't likely to all come immediately, Axios reported. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), likely the next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told the news outlet that each committee will prioritize what it sees as the most important subjects. 

Schiff also said that the House's investigations of Trump will include a probe of his threats against some news organizations, particularly The Washington Post and CNN.

The investigation of Trump's attacks on the Post will include looking into the president urging the postmaster general to double Amazon's shipping rates. Amazon is owned by Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Post. 

"This appears to be an effort by the president to use the instruments of state power to punish Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post," Schiff told Axios.