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    Trump Faces Fresh Challenge as Dems Dig

    After taking control of the House in January, Democrats have seized the opportunity: Last week, the Judiciary Committee launched a sweeping inquiry into potential White House corruption. Some claim Thursday’s relatively lenient sentencing of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chief, provided Trump with a measure of relief. But others believe the House probe — denounced by Republicans as a Cold War-style “inquisition” — should leave little room for optimism.

    What’s significant about this inquiry? Compared to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, observers say the House investigation is empowered to examine a wider scope of alleged misconduct by Trump and his associates.

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