The most bizarre moments from Donald Trump's CPAC speech Donald Trump gave his longest speech yet at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual gathering of conservative politicians and pundits.
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Breaking news:House Democrats announce broad probe into allegations of obstruction of justice
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Monday announced a sweeping investigation into President Donald Trump's campaign, businesses, transition and administration, a probe that would lay the groundwork for Democrats if they choose to pursue impeachment proceedings against the President.
The Judiciary Committee on Monday sent letters to 81 people and entities -- including the White House, the Justice Department, senior campaign officials, Trump Organization officials and the President's sons - marking the start of a broad investigation that will tackle questions including possible corruption, obstruction of justice, hush-money payments to women, collusion with Russia and allegations of the President abusing his office and using it for personal gain.
They are demanding responses within two weeks.
The requests outline a sprawling investigation, seeking documents and communications on issues that include FBI Director James Comey's firing, possible pardons offered to Trump officials, Trump's finances and foreign governments, "catch-and-kill" payments involving the National Enquirer's parent company and Trump, Trump campaign contacts with Russians and WikiLeaks and communications between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"We do not now have the evidence all sorted out and everything to do an impeachment," Nadler said in an interview on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. "Before you impeach somebody, you have to persuade the American public that it ought to happen. Nadler also said that it was "very clear" the President had obstructed justice.
"It's very clear - 1,100 times he referred to the Mueller investigation as a witch hunt, he tried to -- he fired -- he tried to protect (former national security adviser Michael) Flynn from being investigated by the FBI," Nadler said. "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."
Republicans responded to the new investigation by accusing Democrats of launching a fishing expedition.
"We don't even know what the Mueller report says, but Democrats are already hedging their bets" Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said in a statement. "After recklessly prejudging the president for obstruction, Chairman Nadler is pursuing evidence to back up his conclusion because, as he admits, 'we don't have the facts yet.'"
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's epic speech is laced with fabrication
by The Associated Press March 3, 2019 8:30 pm
Trump uttered a dizzying number of false statements in his long weekend speech, to an audience who loved and guffawed at every word! Here's a look into some of his words during his speech at CPAC:
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