Trump Slams Dems for Expanding the Scope of the Russia Probe: ‘Unlimited Presidential Harassment’

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced he will expand the scope of the investigation between the Trump campaign and Russia — and President Donald Trump isn’t happy about it.

Schiff announced that the Congressional investigation into President Trump and the Russians will now include information on the president’s personal wealth and businesses.

This announcement came after Trump’s State of the Union address, where he stated that he believes these investigations prevent America from reaching its potential.

“An economic miracle is taking place in the United States — and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations. If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation,” said Trump.

As IJR Blue reported, this drew many comparisons between President Trump and former President Richard Nixon, who made a similar call to end the Watergate investigation.

According to CBS, Schiff wasn’t a fan of the president’s call to end the investigations. Schiff told reporters, “We are not going to be intimidated or threatened by the president to withhold any legislative advancement if we do our proper oversight — we’re going to do our proper oversight.”

His recent actions dictate that “proper oversight” includes a deep dive into the president’s finances, as well as his business dealings. Schiff even hired additional experts to help sort through Trump’s information.

Needless to say, the president didn’t find this expansion of the investigation necessary. He took to Twitter to explain that he believes there was no reason for Schiff to expand the investigation to include his personal finances.

Trump noted that Republicans didn’t dig into the personal finances of former President Barack Obama, though Obama’s campaign was never investigated by Congress. He also claimed that some of the new hires by Schiff used to work at the White House, though the names of committee staff are usually kept under wraps while they go through the security clearance process.

Trump said this boils down to presidential harassment and nothing more.

Schiff’s new full-time team of Russia investigators will likely focus on the negotiations between the Trump Corporation and Russia to see if President Trump had any ties with Putin that could have impacted the 2016 elections.

As IJR previously reported, many around the president, including Donald Trump Jr., find the allegations that Trump acted on behalf of the Russians to be laughable.

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Diana Lewis Jewell

You don’t know what you’re talking about. Shifty-shit

Laura Hammer

It is Presidential harassment being paid for with the sweat of hardworking American citizens many who voted and support President Trump. America deserves much better and our President knows it!!! Trump 2020

Sherrie Allfrey

This is costing us the tax payers way too much!
It is ridiculous!
Why doesn’t Trump start his own investigations on Congress. Starting with Pelosi, Schumer and Schiff. Them maybe onto these radicals we got in there right now.
There has to be something out there.
Pelosi needs to be investigated on her travel and speditures of our tax dollars!

Eddie Jones

Guess 2 years of investigations wasn’t enough. Where is the billions missing from HUD during Barry’s years? Where is the 6 billion missing from state dept. With crooked Hillary at the helm?

Jim Dawson

Somebody needs to put a permanent stop to this and it’s investigators if you catch my drift. .223

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