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.”
I can understand why the idea of meaningful oversight terrifies the President. Several of his close associates are going to jail, others await trial, and criminal investigations continue.
We’re going to do our job and won’t be distracted or intimidated by threats or attacks.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 6, 2019
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.