Using their control of House committees, they can demand to see Trump's long-hidden tax returns, probe possible conflicts of interest from his business empire, and dig into any evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign team in the 2016 election.
In another tweet on Wednesday morning, Trump issued a threat to Democrats, saying that if they "think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we likewise will be forced to consider investigating them for all the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level". "Two can play that game!" the president said on Twitter.
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Trump "may not like it, but he and his administration will be held accountable to our laws and to the American people".
In his speech, Trump also praised House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for her remarks on bipartisan cooperation Tuesday night, saying that he "really respected" what Pelosi said and "that's what we should be doing".
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) now serves as the ranking member the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI).
Some Democrats said during their campaigns that they would not back Pelosi, but it's not clear yet whether there are any Democrats willing to challenge her for the post.
Control of the committees - where they are now the highest-ranking Democrats - will give those lawmakers the power to demand documents and testimony from White House officials and key figures in Trump's campaign team and businesses, and to issue subpoenas if needed. "You should let me run the country", Trump ultimately said.
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"We do not intend to abandon or relinquish our responsibility - Article I, the first branch of government and our responsibilities for accountability, for oversight and the rest".
The White House can respond to committee demands by citing executive privilege in some circumstances, but that will likely result in court battles.
He was also asked about comments from some Democrats, who are now in the majority, that they will seek his income tax returns. Legislative elections are not presidential elections. Trump, who denies any collusion, has long complained about the probe, calling it a witch-hunt.
Nadler's committee is unlikely, however, to move quickly toward impeachment.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, pointed to health care during a Wednesday news conference.
With some races still undecided, Democrats were headed for a gain of about 30 seats, beyond the 23 they needed to claim their first majority in the 435-member House in eight years.
About 18 per cent of Democrats wanted Congress to review Trump's tax returns, with 11 percent of respondents overall citing that as a priority. "After (Republicans) saw how badly their position was polling on it, they said they were for it".
Vos said he wanted to discuss it with Senate Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, who was meeting with GOP senators on Thursday to elect leaders. "It could end up not working well for them at all". But the impending Democratic takeover, including Peterson's expected rise to the chairmanship, have changed the dynamics, Bozic said. "There will be irresistible pressure to overreach in their investigations and ultimately impeach the president". Welch said he had not committed, publicly or privately, to back Pelosi or any potential challenger.