President Donald Trump will face an intensified level of scrutiny in the new year, with Democratic House committee chairs poised to comb through every corner of his administration, subpoena his Cabinet and investigate his personal finances, associates and business interests.

While Trump has directed his political attacks at Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi, it’s the committee chairs who will soon become his greatest foes.

The President — no stranger to name calling or political swipes — has already begun jabbing some of the incoming chairs on Twitter over the past two years, and he has decades of history with one of the new leaders. But despite Trump’s declarations that he’s prepared to play hardball with the Democratic investigators, there’s a new crew of Democrats in Washington — rising from the party’s return to the majority in the House of Representatives — who have subpoena power and are prepared to use it.

“If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!” Trump tweeted the day after this fall’s midterm elections.

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