– Billionaire Trump s record of paying taxes
– Whether Trump and his family illegally benefit from their business while in power
– Trump s hush payments to women claiming past affairs with him
– Alleged misuse of funds for personal needs by cabinet secretaries
– Trump s controversial firing of former FBI director James Comey
– Trump s mishandling of classified information
– Alleged legal abuses in the anti-Muslim travel ban
– Security clearances in the White House
According to some estimates, two dozen probes could be opened quickly.
Democrats have already piled up scores of subpoenas of documents and witnesses which Republicans have repeatedly rejected over the past two years.
“We are going to have to ruthlessly prioritize because there is so much that has gone wrong,” Democrat Adam Schiff, who is expected to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said ahead of the election.
The Intelligence Committee will press ahead with the Russia election meddling investigation, and Trump s business relations with Russians.
The Judiciary Committee, expected to be headed by current senior Democrat Jerry Nadler, has its eyes on business conflicts of Trump s family.Republicans silence on the issue “speaks to an administration run amok and a Republican majority willing to turn a blind eye to gross misconduct,” Judiciary Committee Democrats said in a report earlier this year.Nadler could also launch a probe into the Russia meddling issue, preparing the ground for a possible impeachment motion against Trump.The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to subpoena Trump s long-hidden tax returns amid suspicions the billionaire has paid minimal amounts for years and possibly expose hidden foreign ties.Asked about it on Monday, Trump replied stiffly: “I don t care. They can do whatever they want and I can do whatever I want.”Elijah Cummings, currently the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, also has a wish list of probes, including Trump s apparent interference in a plan to build a new headquarters for the FBI; drug pricing under the Trump administration; and the mishandling of the deadly 2017 hurricane disaster in Puerto Rico.