‘Presidential harassment’ Trump blasts investigation into Russia, finances

Politics

Less than 48 hours after President Donald Trump complained about “ridiculous partisan investigations,” Congress is reopening several aimed at him.

The House Intelligence Committee is handing over transcripts of 50 interviews to the FBI’s Russia investigation and expanding its own to include the president’s personal finances.

“We are not going to be intimidated or threatened by the President,” committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff said.

The President responded by dismissing Schiff as “a political hack, trying to build a name for himself.”

“It’s just presidential harassment and it’s unfortunate and it really does hurt our country,” Trump said of the new probe.

The House Judiciary Committee is upping the ante as well, preparing a subpoena in case acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker doesn’t show or won’t answer questions at a hearing scheduled for Friday.

Democrats want to know about his conversations with President Trump on the Russia investigation. 

A Ways and Means subcommittee meeting set for Thursday is building a case to request the president’s tax returns, investigating potential business conflicts.

Another committee, House Oversight, is also looking into the president’s business.

Several other committees not targeting the president personally are looking into his policies on gun violence, immigration, climate change, the Middle East and the impact of the government shutdown.

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