10 things you need to know today: March 5, 2019

House Democrats demand documents from Trump associates, McConnell says the Senate will vote against Trump's border emergency, and more

President Trump addresses a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in the State Dining Room at the White House March 04, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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1. House Democrats demand documents from 81 Trump associates

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Monday sent letters requesting documents from 81 people and entities associated with President Trump. Nadler said in a press release he was trying to "begin building the public record" on whether the president and his administration have engaged in obstruction of justice, corruption, and abuse of power in case the Justice Department chooses to "conceal the work of [Special Counsel Robert Mueller's] investigation from the public." The requests went out to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, National Enquirer publisher David Pecker, former Trump adviser Roger Stone, Donald Trump Jr., and dozens more. The White House called the inquiry "a disgraceful and abusive investigation into tired, false allegations."

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Harold Maass is a contributing editor at The Week. He has been writing for The Week since the 2001 debut of the U.S. print edition and served as editor of TheWeek.com when it launched in 2008. Harold started his career as a newspaper reporter in South Florida and Haiti. He has previously worked for a variety of news outlets, including The Miami Herald, ABC News and Fox News, and for several years wrote a daily roundup of financial news for The Week and Yahoo Finance.