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 TrumpFormer Joint Chiefs chairman: 'The last thing in the world we need right now is a war with Iran' Pence: 'We're not convinced' downing of drone was 'authorized at the highest levels' Trump: Bolton would take on the whole world at one time 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.