DIGGING IN

House Democrats ‘to Probe Trump's Role in Hush-Money Payments,’ Says Report

House Democrats will use their new power to investigate Donald Trump’s alleged involvement in hush payments made to women during the 2016 presidential campaign, ABC News reports. An unnamed senior Democratic aide on the House Oversight Committee told the network that, when Democrats take control of the House in January, they plan to probe the president’s role in payments to two women who alleged during the 2016 campaign that they had affairs with Trump. Democrats will gain subpoena power when they take control of the House. Trump has repeatedly denied that he knew of the payments, and has repeatedly denied having affairs with the women—Stephanie Clifford, known in the adult-film industry as Stormy Daniels, and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. In a statement to ABC News, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani called the plans to further dig into Trump’s involvement in the payments “useless.”