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The long list of investigations that US Republicans fear

Its not looking great.
  • Annalisa Merelli
By Annalisa Merelli

Senior reporter

Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

With midterm elections just over three months away, and a sizable chance that Democrats win the House in their favor, US Republicans are bracing for a reckoning.

According to Axios, Republican politicians are circulating a spreadsheet of all the investigation requests already made by House Democrats. It holds more than 100 entries, covering everything from Donald Trump’s tax return to US government’s handling of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. If enacted, the long list of investigations, subpoena threats, requests for sworn testimonies, and seizures of communications would launch a painful period for Republicans.

Here are the highlights:

President Trump’s tax returns

Trump family businesses—and whether they comply with the Constitution’s emoluments clause, including the Chinese trademark grant to the Trump Organization

Trump’s dealings with Russia, including the president’s preparation for his meeting with Vladimir Putin

The payment to Stephanie Clifford—a.k.a. Stormy Daniels

James Comey’s firing

Trump’s firing of U.S. attorneys

Trump’s proposed transgender ban for the military

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s business dealings

White House staff’s personal email use

Cabinet secretary travel, office expenses, and other misused perks

Discussion of classified information at Mar-a-Lago

Jared Kushner’s ethics law compliance

Dismissal of members of the EPA board of scientific counselors

The travel ban

Family separation policy

Hurricane response in Puerto Rico

Election security and hacking attempts

White House security clearances

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