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Democratic House victory could echo from Moscow to Riyadh

/ 05:57 PM November 07, 2018
US midterm elections

Democrat Madeleine Dean celebrates after winning Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District race, in Fort Washington, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

NEW DELHI — The Democratic victory in the U.S. House of Representatives could echo from Moscow to Beijing to Riyadh, with empowered Democrats now able to launch new investigations into President Donald Trump’s international business empire and his political dealings with the rest of the world.

Overturning control of the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections has given the Democrats a powerful weapon to wield against Trump: subpoenas whose reach could extend far beyond the White House and Washington.

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It means Democrats could look into everything from Chinese trademarks granted to companies linked to Trump and his daughter Ivanka, to a probable reopening of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.  /kga

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