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the house Judiciary Committee on Monday delivered a sweeping demand for documents to the trump administration and beyond as it powered up a host of investigations into alleged corruption obstruction in abuse of power by president Donald Trump his family and top aides the Democrat led panel said it has served document requests on some eighty one government agencies entities and individuals in a statement house Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said we have seen the damage done to our democratic institutions in the two years that the Congress refused to conduct responsible oversight Congress must provide a check on abuses of power the list of those targeted includes X. administration figures like fired Attorney General Jeff sessions and former national security adviser Michael Flynn who is awaiting sentencing for lying about his contacts with Russia , also on the list family members Eric trump Donald Trump junior injured Kushner in former trump lawyer Michael Cohen who on Capitol Hill last week reeled off a list of alleged crimes involving trump is trump is a con man Nadler also said his demands to entities such as the trump campaign transition team and foundation trouble on Monday appeared to pledge cooperation with the probe are you going to cooperate with me , Michael operate all the time with everybody in a statement White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the counsel's office and relevant White House officials will review it and respond at the appropriate time I believe this investigation Adler cited trump's firing of FBI director James Comey as evidence of obstruction our folks call me was then leading an investigation into Russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election and possible collusion with trump's campaign which trump has repeatedly denied that investigation is now under special counsel Robert Muller Republican leader Kevin McCarthy attack Nadler's having an impeachment agenda the house Judiciary Committee would be the pale to originate and oversee a potential impeachment Nadler said it was too soon to consider whether impeachment should be pursued president trump yes or no