Trump Says He’s Never Heard Of Schiff, Accuses Him Of Presidential Harassment

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February 6, 2019 2:22 p.m.

President Donald Trump took an usual tack Wednesday, claiming falsely that he has never heard of House Intel Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) before accusing him of “presidential harassment.”

“Never heard of him,” Trump said nonchalantly when asked about Schiff leading the House Democrats in investigations against him, per pool reports.

Trump seemed to quickly recover his memory though, asking on what grounds Schiff had the authority to investigate him.

“He’s just a political hack who’s trying to build a name for himself,” Trump continued. “It’s called presidential harassment.”

Trump has previously given Schiff the nickname “little Adam Schitt,” a sure sign that the President does, in fact, know the man who could significantly escalate the Russia investigation.

Schiff hasn’t responded yet, though he did serve up a reaction to Trump’s bashing of “ridiculous partisan investigations” Tuesday night during the State of the Union.

Watch part of Trump’s comments here:

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