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Republicans are reportedly trying to predict all the investigations Democrats will launch if they flip the House

A spreadsheet is going from Republican to Republican in Washington, D.C., listing all of the different investigations that Democrats could start if they are able to flip the House this fall, Axios reports.

The spreadsheet predicts that Democrats will look into, among other things, President Trump's tax returns, the hush money payment made to Stormy Daniels, the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the business dealings of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the travel ban, the discussion of classified information at Trump's Florida club Mar-a-Lago, and the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Axios' Jonathan Swan was told the spreadsheet originated in the office of a senior House Republican, and also includes details on formal requests House Democrats have made for hearings to obtain sworn testimony and attempts to interview committee staff members.