WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are prepared to use their newfound majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that Donald Trump is using his presidency to enrich himself and his family.

After two years of being blocked at every turn, Democrats hope the new year brings a new day on such issues as foreign government spending at Trump properties, Trump's foreign licensing deals, Trump administration ties to lobbyists, and spending by Trump's charitable foundation.

The Maryland Democrat who is poised to take charge of the House Oversight Committee, congressman Elijah Cummings, says he intends to use the panel as "a check on the executive branch" — for potential criminal violations and broader concerns such as conflicts of interest and accepting foreign gifts.

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