The U.S. president and White House press secretary are hitting back at Democrats for the new sweeping investigation into President Donald Trump’s administration, campaign and businesses launched Monday by the House Judiciary Committee, led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.).
As IJR News reported, the committee requested documents from 81 entities to see if there is possible obstruction of justice, abuse of power, or corruption by Trump.
“We will act quickly to gather this information, assess the evidence, and follow the facts where they lead with full transparency with the American people,” Nadler said in a statement. “This is a critical time for our nation, and we have a responsibility to investigate these matters and hold hearings for the public to have all the facts.”
The White House issued sharp statements toward Nadler and House Democrats about the “disgraceful and abusive” investigation, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
“Chairman Nadler and his fellow Democrats have embarked on this fishing expedition because they are terrified that their two-year false narrative of ‘Russia collusion’ is crumbling,” she said. “Their intimidation and abuse of American citizens is shameful.”
“The Democrats are more interested in pathetic political games and catering to a radical, leftist base than on producing results for our citizens,” Sanders said.
“The Democrats are not after the truth, they are after the President,” she added.
The Trump campaign blasted Democrats for the “dramatic overreach” with the new probe in a fiery statement released late Monday by Trump re-election campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
“These desperate Democrats know they cannot beat President Trump in 2020, so instead they have embarked on a disgraceful witch hunt with one singular aim: topple the will of the American people and seize the power that they have zero chance at winning legitimately.”
Read the full statement below:
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) March 5, 2019
As IJR Red reported, President Trump shared his despise of the new probe at the White House on Monday, calling it all a “political hoax.”