This morning, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler announced on television that he’ll be sending formal document requests tomorrow to sixty different Trump-related people and entities, including Donald Trump Jr. Now a number of additional names have surfaced, and let’s just say that it’s even worse news for the Trump family.
As expected, the document requests are going out to Donald Trump Jr and Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg. But according to a new report from the WSJ this afternoon, the list also includes Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump, and Jared Kushner, along with John Kelly, Don McGahn, and longtime Trump secretary Rhona Graff. These are the only names that are being provided thus far. So why is this such a big deal?
The document request is a presumption that the person in question possesses documents that either incriminate themselves, or incriminate someone else, or both. So is the House Judiciary Committee targeting Donald Trump’s kids in order to expose his crimes, or in order to expose the kids’ alleged crimes? We’ll soon find out. In any case, Trump’s kids can’t defy these requests, as they’ll be quickly followed by legally binding subpoenas if necessary – and destroying the documents would be an imprisonable felony.
As Palmer Report spelled out earlier today, the impeachment process against Donald Trump has now begun – it’s just not being called “impeachment” yet. By the way, these document requests are a fairly clear sign that all of Trump’s kids will be hauled in to publicly testify as well.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report