By Townhall. During his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump took a moment to jab Democrats for their Russia probe.
“An economic miracle is taking place in the United States — and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations,” Trump said, as Pelosi made an uncomfortable face behind him. “If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way!”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff took the jab as a threat, as evidenced by his tweet on Wednesday:
I can understand why the idea of meaningful oversight terrifies the President. Several of his close associates are going to jail, others await trial, and criminal investigations continue.
We’re going to do our job and won’t be distracted or intimidated by threats or attacks.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 6, 2019
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In addition to moving forward with continuing the Russia probe, the Committee voted to release transcripts for private Committee testimony that took place during the last Congress. They plan to release the transcripts to the Department of Justice and the Special Counsel’s Office.
The Committee also voted to release all investigative transcripts to the public in order to provide us “with greater transparency and insight into Russia’s operations and the U.S. government’s response.” (Read more from “House Intelligence Adam Schiff Launches a ‘New’ Trump Investigation” HERE)
Trump Blasts Schiff as ‘Political Hack’ Over New Investigation
By The Hill. President Trump on Wednesday denounced House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) as a “political hack” for opening a sweeping investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia and his personal finances.
“He has no basis to do that. He’s just a political hack who’s trying to build a name for himself,” Trump told reporters at the White House after announcing his pick to lead the World Bank.
“It’s just presidential harassment and it’s unfortunate and it really does hurt our country,” Trump said of the probe.
Schiff earlier Wednesday said he would launch a probe that extends beyond alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russia that would examine whether Trump’s decisions as president have been motivated by financial gain. (Read more from “Trump Blasts Schiff as ‘Political Hack’ Over New Investigation” HERE)