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House Panel To Expand Russia Probe Over Obstruction Allegations

The lower chamber is set to expand the Russia probe to determine whether President Trump committed obstruction of justice.

In an interview Sunday, New York Representative Jerrold Nadler said the House Judiciary Committee will request documents from over 60 people Monday in connection with the probe.

The New York Congressman clarified he believes the president obstructed justice when he fired former FBI director James Comey back in 2017.

Nadler said the request will cover individuals in the White House and some involved in the family business in an effort to prove President Trump has abused his power.

According to Nadler, expanding the investigation will cover what he believes to be corruption, abuse of power, and obstruction.

His remarks come as many bipartisan lawmakers have clarified there has been no concrete evidence suggesting the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

President Trump has repeatedly slammed the probe, calling it a “witch hunt,” and saying the investigation is fueled by partisan politics.

The results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation are expected to be released in the coming weeks.

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