They also want to know about any discussions that a dozen Trump aides or associates may have had with Russians on the Trump administration lifting United States sanctions on Moscow.
"Presidential Harassment by "crazed" Democrats at the highest level in the history of our Country".
There is no guarantee that the congressional requests for documents will be met. "It's very clear that the president obstructed justice". But the evidence so far shows that a broad range of Trump associates had Russia-related contacts during the 2016 presidential campaign and transition period, and several lied about the communications.
"If you keep defending us, we'll keep defending you", he told Trump.
Democrats want documents relating to the patronage of Trump businesses, like the Trump International Hotel in Washington, by U.S. and foreign officials and dignitaries seeking to curry favor with the president.
Trump is showing increasing signs of stress at being surrounded.
'I am an innocent man being persecuted by some very bad, conflicted & corrupt people in a Witch Hunt...'
"We're waiting for a report by people who weren't elected", Trump said of the Mueller report, which is widely expected to be handed over to Attorney General William Barr in the coming days.
"He talks about impeachment before he even became chairman and then he says, 'you've got to persuade people to get there.' There's nothing that the president did wrong". Investigators have examined key episodes such as Mr. Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey and Mr. Trump's fury over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal.
And Trump reminded the audience that when he called for Russian Federation to hack Hillary Clinton's emails, he was being "sarcastic".
Mueller's team has already filed an indictment against 12 Russian intelligence operatives, accusing them of hacking into Clinton's personal emails for the first time on the same day - July 27, 2016 - as Trump's appeal.More news: Trump Blames Cohen Hearing for Failure of North Korea Summit
So. Did the Trump campaign collude with Russian Federation?
He said the president paid him hush money to cover up alleged affairs, routinely inflated and deflated his assets for tax and financial gain and is involved in more criminal activity under investigation by the Southern District of NY.
"I'm in such a terrible position, because in one way I have to negotiate [with Kim]", Trump said, who departed early from his second summit with Kim over the issue of lifting economic sanctions.
In December a court sentenced Cohen, who worked for Trump for over a decade as his lawyer and vice president in the Trump Organization, to three years in prison for hush-money payments to two women and for lies to Congress - both of which he said were to protect Trump - and tax evasion.
The three chairmen on Monday cited reports that Trump "seized notes pertaining to at least one meeting he held with President Putin" and directed an interpreter to not discuss with other usa officials the substance of the communications. So far, Mueller has not brought any public charges alleging a criminal conspiracy between the campaign and Russian Federation; the investigation continues.
While Monday's request did not include a subpoena, that remains an option.
The panel hopes to review documents from Trump's sons, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, the Justice Department, as well as former White House chief-of-staff John Kelly and dozens of others.
"We've been investigating collusion, obstruction".
The two failed to reach a deal on moving forward with North Korea's denuclearization, but Trump said it was a positive meeting that advanced the two countries' relationship nonetheless. That is another unresolved question that Mueller is pursuing.
"I cooperate all the time with everybody", he said, adding that the collusion claims are a "hoax".
"We may or may not get there", he said.