The day after Tuesday’s State of the Union address, where President Trump appeared to equate peace in this country to a lack of investigations into himself, Adam Schiff and fellow Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee did not back down.
“If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation,” Trump said Tuesday evening before tens of millions of Americans.
Yesterday, however, the House Intelligence Committee voted to released 50 previous testimonies related to their Trump/Russia probe to the Mueller team, while announcing their intention to relaunch a broad investigation into the President, his businesses and his family.
Early this morning Mr. Trump began to fight back, as usual, on Twitter. He tweeted:
“So now Congressman Adam Schiff announces, after having found zero Russian Collusion, that he is going to be looking at every aspect of my life, both financial and personal, even though there is no reason to be doing so. Never happened before! Unlimited Presidential Harassment. The Dems and their committees are going “nuts.” The Republicans never did this to President Obama, there would be no time left to run government. I hear other committee heads will do the same thing. Even stealing people who work at White House! A continuation of Witch Hunt!”
While it is true that there were no major investigations into President Obama during his two terms in office, it’s also true that multiple associates of Obama’s were not arrested, indicted or convicted of serious criminal activity.
The president also appears to be forgetting about multiple investigations conducted by the House committees into Obama’s Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, which ended without finding any criminal wrongdoing on her part.
As the House committees advance their investigations over the coming weeks and months, it is a near certainty that the president will continue to use his reach on social media to try and discredit those investigations. Facts and evidence speak louder than tweets though, so ultimately it will be the findings of the House and the Mueller probe, which really count.