Democrats will walk away from Tuesday’s midterm elections with control of the U.S. House, NBC News is projecting, giving the party power to provide real accountability for President Donald Trump.
> The party leveraged voter enthusiasm and staggering fundraising to a projected net gain of the 23 GOP-held seats needed to take a majority in the chamber. The victory will put Democrats in control of the House for the first time since 2010 and likely return House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to the office of speaker.
> The expensive and bitter midterm victory will have widespread implications for Trump and the lawmakers in his Republican Party. Democrats will now have the ability to launch investigations into the president and his Cabinet members. They appear poised to go after the president's elusive tax returns. They also could pass legislation aimed at protecting special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.