Dems tread cautiously on Trump investigations after impeachment

The House’s investigations of President Donald Trump have gone underground.Since Trump’s Feb. 5 acquittal in his Senate impeachment trial, the Democrats who led the prosecution have taken no public steps to reignite the probe that threatened Trump’s presidency — his effort to get Ukraine to investigate his political adversaries — despite arguing at trial that there were reams of evidence yet to emerge.They’ve issued no new subpoenas or requests for witness interviews and documents, and they’ve made no new efforts to go to court to pry loose evidence blocked by the White House. Separate efforts to access Trump’s financial records and other potentially damaging evidence about his conduct have been bottled up in courts for months.As a result, the investigations that animated the House’s Trump-focused oversight work since taking the majority in 2019 has gone relatively quiet — just as Trump has embarked on a government-wide retribution campaign and appeared

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By Kyle Cheney


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