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Sanders Denounces Nadler’s Massive Document Request As ‘Disgraceful And Abusive’

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Mike Brest Reporter

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement Monday in response to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler’s newest investigation.

Nadler announced his plan Monday to request documents from over 80 people and entities, presumably searching for constitutional abuses and corruption by Trump. Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., The Trump Organization and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions were among those contacted. (RELATED: Judiciary Chair Says Trump Is Guilty Of Obstruction. And He’s Thinking About Impeachment)

“Today, Chairman Nadler opened up a disgraceful and abusive investigation into tired, false allegations already investigated by the Special Counsel and committees in both Chambers of Congress,” Sanders’ statement reads. “Chairman Nadler and his fellow Democrats have embarked on this fishing expedition because they are terrified that their two-year false narrative of ‘Russia collusion’ is crumbling.'”

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls on reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. During the press conference Sanders said that Russian meddling didn't happen under President Donald Trump's watch but under the Obama administration. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 18: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls on reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

It continues:

Their intimidation and abuse of American citizens is shameful. Democrats are harassing the President to distract from their radical agenda of making America a socialist country, killing babies after they’re born, and pushing a ‘green new deal’ that would destroy jobs and bankrupt America. The American people deserve a Congress that works with the President to address serious issues like immigration, healthcare, and infrastructure. The Democrats are more interested in pathetic political games and catering to a radical, leftist base than on producing results for our citizens. The Democrats are not after the truth, they are after the President.

Nadler also said over the weekend that “it’s very clear” Trump obstructed justice, adding that, “1,100 times he referred to the Mueller investigation as a witch hunt. He tried to protect Michael Flynn from being investigated by the FBI. ”

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