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Breadth of Trump Probe Poses Challenge for Dems

Publisher: The Hill
March 5, 2019

Steven Cash was quoted in an article, "Breadth of Trump Probe Poses Challenge for Dems," published by The Hill. According to the article, the House Judiciary Committee's newly launched probe into President Trump's administration, business and campaign is expected to place significant demands on committee staff given the sheer volume of documents and correspondence they will have to sift through and catalogue.

"You send out 81 letters, you're doing a serious investigation. There is going to be an issue for them because it is not only large, but it is amorphous," said Cash, former chief counsel for Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Cash noted that Democratic committee aides will need to keep track of document and interview requests, contacts with lawyers representing those 81 individuals and entities and decisions on subpoenas being issued to witnesses who do not comply. "Just imagine the spreadsheets that are going to have to be done," he said. "That is resource-intensive."

Cash also said the committee will need staff members with prosecutorial and investigative experience in complex areas. "This is going to require more than one ringmaster to do it well," he said. "I cannot imagine it taking anything less than the rest of the Congress, certainly until 2020."

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