Democrats ready to pursue aggressive Trump oversight: Pelosi
Democrats ready to pursue aggressive Trump oversight: Pelosi
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Nancy Pelosi taking the House will help restore"checks and balances
11 November, 2018, 01:30
Democrats wrested control of the US House of Representatives from Trump's Republicans in midterm elections seen as a referendum on his two-year-old presidency and closely watched around the world.
Precincts across the country reported strong voter numbers for a midterm election. Democrats in the House could also push for more sanctions against Moscow, including measures that would punish European firms involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
"If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level", Trump tweeted, "then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level".
The move comes after a series of signals that Democrats will work to secure Trump's tax returns, something the president has been resisting for years. "Those that did not, say goodbye!"
Democrats also flipped six governorships in the election, including Kansas, where Laura Kelly beat Trump ally, Kris Kobach. "Yesterday was such a very Big Win, and all under the pressure of a Nasty and Hostile Media!"
Trump was expected to address the results in greater detail at a White House news conference later Wednesday.
Ms Pelosi - who is set to become speaker, a position she held from 2007 to 2011 - told supporters: "Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans".
'For the past two years, it has been virtually nonexistent, ' Cummings said of routine government oversight in a statement Wednesday morning.
"I do think they will definitely try to impeach nearly immediately", said Meadows, even though Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders have downplayed that issue during the campaign. Around 57% said they approve of the job he's doing, fitting with the positive news for Republicans as CNN predicts Republican Marsha Blackburn will take a US Senate seat.
The Republicans expanded their control of the Senate on Tuesday but Mr Trump will facing tougher scrutiny following the loss of the House. Republicans were able to strengthen their majority in the Senate, the chamber that has traditionally played the biggest role on foreign policy.
Republicans point to comments like those from Democrat Maxine Waters of California, a favorite Trump target of ridicule, who is likely to head the Financial Services Committee.
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It will also be more hard for Republicans to make changes to health legislation, including Barack Obama's healthcare law, and could cause problems for Trump's plans to build a border wall with Mexico.
After some key Republican victories, Ingraham concluded that the reason Republicans were winning was that they've embraced President Trump, whereas the reason Democrats were losing was that they've become the party of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist who was elected to Congress Tuesday. In recent weeks, he had stormed the states where he could do the most for Republican candidates, several of whom were being outshone by the Democrats' fresher faces. Depending on the outcome of undecided races in Arizona and Florida, the Republicans could end up with a net gain of two for a 53-47 majority, or better.
Schiff said he also he plans to reopen parts of the Intelligence panel's Russia-election interference inquiry that Democrats say was prematurely closed by Republicans. Just as in 2016, the polls were badly wrong in a number of states, particularly in and Florida, where Democrats lost tough races they were predicted to win.
The White House said early Wednesday that Trump called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "to congratulate him on the historic Senate gains". The majority party maintains near-total control over setting the agenda, has subpoena power, and decides what individuals, and which officials, to investigate.
There were several stinging defeats for the Democrats, including Beto O'Rourke's failure to take Ted Cruz' Senate seat, even after record fundraising, and the president called the night a "tremendous success".
House Democrats can now sue for Trump's tax records, information on the Russian Federation probe.
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The New York Times and Michael McDonald of the United States Election Project both estimated national turnout of at least 111 million, far surpassing the 83 million people who voted in the 2014 midterms. Before that, it was the last two years of Herbert Hoover's administration after the 1930 midterm election.
It comes just after reports that Kim's stepfather, Caitlyn Jenner, has lost her California home in the wildfires. The Ventura County Fire Department has reported that more than 30,000 homes in the area are at risk.
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A van linked to Sayoc has also emerged, showing heavy anti-Hillary stickers and pro-Trump stickers plastered all over its surface. He was already in the criminal justice system due to prior arrests in Florida, NPR's Gabriela Saldivia reported.
He was totally committed. "The fact that he was the first in the door doesn't surprise me at all", said Sergeant Eric Buschow. Researchers at the Gun Violence Archive said there has been a mass shooting in the United States almost every day this year.
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However, the "Stop" hitmakers still won't rule out hope that Victoria will join them for at least one show on the tour. Ross commented drily: "Having said that, I think you still should have offered her the opportunity".
The network points out other retail companies are also closing brick-and-mortar stores, including Toys R Us, Bon-Ton and others. Chicago's last Sears location closed in July and its only remaining Kmart store is on the list of new closures.
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