House Democrats are loading committees with lawyers for Trump probes

House Democrats are loading committees with lawyers for Trump probes

[Ed. – It’s been clear since the election that this would be their priority.]

The House Judiciary Committee is looking for a few good lawyers.

A recent committee job posting reviewed by CNN asked for legislative counsels with a variety of expertise: “criminal law, immigration law, constitutional law, intellectual property law, commercial and administrative law (including antitrust and bankruptcy), or oversight work.”

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee needs lawyers, too, posting jobs for “executive branch investigative counsel.”

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While Democrats publicly talk up their interest in focusing on legislative priorities like health care and voting rights — not to mention ending the ongoing partial government shutdown — they are quietly preparing for what will likely be the largest congressional investigation of a sitting president in recent memory. Party leaders and committee chairs have spent months ironing out potential targets, from President Donald Trump’s taxes and business dealings to the conduct of current and former Cabinet members.

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