DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/SPENDING/TRUMP BUSINESS: “House Democrats have taken their first formal steps to probe President Donald Trump’s alleged efforts to steer U.S. and foreign government business to his luxury resorts, part of an expanding roster of inquiries informing them whether to recommend of articles of impeachment. In a series of letters revealed Friday [9-6-19], the Judiciary Committee and Oversight Committee are demanding significant details about Trump’s call to host next year’s G7 summit at his own private resort — as well as Vice President Mike Pence’s recent stay at a Trump property in Ireland. The committees are seeking documents and details from the White House, the vice president’s office, the Secret Service and Trump’s private companies about efforts they say are likely to violate the Constitution’s prohibition on earning money from the U.S. or foreign governments.”

Kyle Cheney, “Dems demand info on Trump allegedly steering government spending to his resorts,” Politico, September 6, 2019 9:44 am