Schiff: ‘I Can Understand’ Why Trump Is Terrified Of Investigations

on February 2, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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It didn’t take long for House Intel Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) to hit back after President Donald Trump pretended to not know who Schiff is and called him a “political hack.”

Earlier Wednesday, Trump had asked where Schiff got the authority to investigate him and accused the congressman of just trying to raise his political profile. Schiff has significant power to escalate the Trump-Russia investigation, along with launching probes into other parts of Trump’s campaign and presidency.

During the State of the Union Tuesday, Trump warned against “ridiculous partisan investigations,” saying that they would inhibit economic growth.

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