Donald Trump on Thursday whined again that Democrats are undertaking exceptional “presidential harassment,” his term for the congressional scrutiny the new House majority is starting to heighten. “The Dems and their committees are going ‘nuts,’” he wrote in a single tweet of a 3-part rant Thursday morning. “The Republicans by no means did this to President Obama.”
It’s a particularly rich criticism coming from the guy who spent years falsely claiming Barack Obama became no longer born within the United States, however, it reflects Trump’s developing unease as Democrats revive and release new probes into his administration and his business empire. Trump has taken out his angst on House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff particularly, as Schiff and different Democrats on the panel put together to launch a broad inquiry into the president’s circle of relatives enterprise. “After having found zero Russian Collusion,” Trump tweeted Thursday, “he is going to be searching at each issue of my life, both economic and personal, even though there’s no cause to be doing so.”
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But Democrats say there are lots of purposes. Schiff’s committee is reportedly interested in the foreign-enterprise ties of the Trump Organization, in addition to viable money laundering. “We are going to take an M.R.I. To any Russian financing that the Trump Organization and the president may additionally have had,” California Representative Eric Swalwell, a member of the panel, advised Axios. “But we aren’t going to be so naive to count on that he’s trustworthy to the Russians. There might also have been different countries who have attempted to financially affect him.” Democrats are stepping up oversight efforts in other areas, too. In listening to on Thursday, Democrats at the House Ways and Means Committee will reportedly push for an ethics-reform package deal that calls for presidential and vice-presidential applicants to disclose 10 years of tax returns.