The house Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Eliot Engel is eyeing the controversial amendments in the Committee.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel plans to the resolution of the panel’s terrorism Subcommittee and, instead, create a panel, the focus is prompting the exploration of questions of the President Trump — a parade of criticism from Republicans.
Angel, a New York Democrat who just took over as Chairman, first floated the idea in December, eyeing a discovery to replace sub-Committee, the terrorism panel, which was launched after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He has since confirmed the plans in an interview with The New Yorker.
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“We just thought, if we do something to be relevant in this time, where the Congress will be again, where there are so many questionable activities of this government vis-à-vis the foreign policy that it made sense, to have this,” angel said, “The New Yorker” in a sit-down interview this week.
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The house freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N. C., also a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, blasted the proposal.
“The government shut down, our border remains vulnerable, and to negotiate instead, Democrats want to establish, to investigate a other Committee, President Trump,” Meadows said in a statement to Fox News on Friday. “We are barely a week to help the Democrats the majority, and we see a worrying, short-sighted focus on the alignment of the President instead of solutions, American families.”
He added: “the President keeps his focus on the defeat of ISIS seems to be, while the Democrats their keep focus on the defeat of Donald Trump.”
Fellow New York Rep. Lee Zeldin, a Republican who is also a member of the Committee, called the decision “very disappointing.”
“The effort by house Democrats to block, resist, blame, and against everything that is not in the best interest of our country,” Zeldin said in a statement to Fox News on Friday. “The Congress has important powers of control and you need to considered to be used. Resolution of a Committee focused on the fight against terrorism, nuclear non-proliferation, and the improvement of the trade policy impossible less make sense for me.”
He added: “We are one nation, not two Nations, and today’s anti-President hate rages dangerously away from what is best for our country.”
But the angel said to the broader Committee to deal with terrorism in a different way.
“I have been clear that supervision is a priority of mine, as Chairman, and part of this is the restoration of an Outdoor-surveillance and investigations sub-Committee, which existed for much of the last 20 years. Of course, the Committee is still concerned with the threat of terrorism. In fact, we build the competence of our include sub-committees for the different parts of the world is terrorism, so you are in a better position to fight with this problem, with a regional focus,” says angel.
The democratic President, in Congress for nearly three decades, represents areas of the Bronx and Westchester County, said it “was a great noise” from the legislature, the terrorism panel, formally called the terrorism, non-proliferation and trade sub-Committee. Some of these tasks are expected to be distributed to other sub-committees.
Angel pointed to the need for more trump control, for example, in relation to trump summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland last summer.
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“It is already many months ago, Helskini, and we still do not know what Putin and Trump talked about,” he said, adding that a new panel could also be “the economic interests of the President” and how his financial transactions with certain countries in the Middle East and in Russia to have “is concerned, what he has done in foreign policy.”
However, such a panel would not be far from the only looked at the President. Investigations and hearings followed in other Democratic-run house committees.
This Week, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., known that he was to bear witness to Trump invited former personal attorney Michael Cohen to the public before the Committee next month. Cohen accepted, and said he was looking forward to “the privilege of being granted a platform to give a full and credible account of the events that have happened.”
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A Federal judge last month sentenced Cohen sentenced to three years in prison, after a dramatic hearing, Cohen said, he felt it was his duty to conceal, Trump’s “dirty deeds.” In August, Cohen to break campaign-Finance laws, pleaded guilty to helping orchestrate payments to silence former Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who claimed they had sexual encounters with trump while he was married.
Meanwhile, The House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., in addition, the President is considering, according to the panel, formerly Devin Nunes, R-Calif, led by Rep.., allegations of Russian interference in the election of 2016, as well as the law enforcement authorities and the intelligence services-handling probed.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.