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

on February 2, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, answers brief questions from the media while boarding an elevator at the U.S. Capitol Fe... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, answers brief questions from the media while boarding an elevator at the U.S. Capitol February 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is scheduled to meet later today to vote on the release of the minority rebuttal of a memo released last week by their Republican counterparts relating the committeeÕs investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 6, 2019 3:42 p.m.

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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