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Democrats Plan to Use GOP’s Own Tactics Against Trump If They Win House

  • Trump administration to face demands for witnesses, documents
  • Targets include Trump tax returns and Russia probe witnesses
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Democrats are ready to harness a powerful set of subpoena powers established by Republicans to dig into the activities of President Donald Trump, his family and his administration if they win control of the House in the November elections.

In 2015, Republicans changed the House’s rules to give more committee chairmen unilateral powers to subpoena witnesses and compel document production from Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration.