Donald Trump Claims 'Presidential Harassment' By Democrats

Clay Curtis
February 10, 2019

At the time of the encounter, Simpson was an important witness in the House Intelligence Committee probe who had given sworn testimony about alleged, but still unproven, collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. "A continuation of Witch Hunt!"

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement that Cohen's closed-door testimony would be postponed until later this month.

"I can understand why the idea of meaningful oversight terrifies the President", Schiff responded on Twitter.

Schiff is chair of the House Intelligence Committee and was the committee's ranking member when the security conference in Colorado took place. "We do not discriminate against potential hires on the basis of their prior work experience, including the administration".

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The investigation, added the California Democrat, would also examine "whether any foreign actor has sought to compromise or holds leverage financial or otherwise, over Donald Trump, his family, his business, or his associates".

Schiff himself declined to confirm any new hires on Thursday, but said the intelligence committee had a "long tradition of hiring out of the intelligence community, out of the National Security Council".

"We have a long tradition of hiring out of the intelligence community, out of the National Security Council, and if the president is anxious about our hiring any former administration people maybe he should work on being a better employer", Schiff said. Newly-empowered Democrats have promised to bring more checks and balances against the White House. Specifically, they investigated whether the IRS targeted conservative groups with rejections for nonprofit status, a federal loan given to solar energy company Solyndra, and the attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Some officials have used the term "deep state" to refer to staffers burrowed in agencies and departments who they claim are actively working to block Trump's directives.

The Washington Post notes that Congress, while under Republican control, did investigate the Obama administration. "Republicans did it to Democrats, Democrats are doing it to Republicans".

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