Democrats take control of the US House of Representatives on Thursday, ushering in two years of divided government during which Donald Trump will be remorselessly investigated for evidence of wrongdoing, while struggling to achieve his policies.

As the 116th United States Congress convenes Nancy Pelosi was expected to be sworn in as the Democratic Speaker of the House, and her allies will take control of the lower chamber’s committees.

Those committees will launch a litany of probes into the president, his family, and his businesses, including demanding Mr Trump’s tax returns.

As America entered what promised to be a period of bitter political division in its legislature, Mr Trump also faced…

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