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White House Says Trump Is ‘Being Harassed By Democrats’

Trump Claims Harassment By Democrats The White House has lambasted Democrats for launching a “disgraceful” inquiry into alleged obstruction of justice and abuse of power by some of President...

Trump Claims Harassment By Democrats

The White House has lambasted Democrats for launching a “disgraceful” inquiry into alleged obstruction of justice and abuse of power by some of President Donald Trump’s closest allies. A White House spokeswoman said the Democrats were “harassing” Trump.

Earlier on Monday, the House Judiciary Committee had requested documents from 81 people and groups. Among them were aides to President Trump and his campaign, members of his family, business associates and others.

House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, a Democrat, said it was the “obligation” of Congress to “provide a check on abuses of power” by the White House. Nadler, whose committee has the power to conduct impeachment hearings, also said it was “very clear” that the president had obstructed justice.

But Nadler told ABC News it was too early to discuss removing the president from office. President Trump dismissed Nadler’s probe as a “political hoax”, but added: “I co-operate all the time with everybody.”

Democrats, who took control of the House of Representatives in January, have vowed to open investigations into the president and White House.

More than five House committees are now investigating alleged attempts by Russia to meddle in the 2016 election campaign, the president’s tax returns and potential conflicts of interest involving Trump’s family. Those inquiries are in addition to the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is expected to file his report soon.

What did the White House say?

In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said: “Today, Chairman Nadler opened up a disgraceful and abusive investigation into tired, false allegations already investigated by the special counsel and committees in both chambers of Congress.

“Chairman Nadler and his fellow Democrats have embarked on this fishing expedition because they are terrified that their two-year false narrative of ‘Russia collusion’ is crumbling.

“Their intimidation and abuse of American citizens is shameful. Democrats are harassing the president to distract from their radical agenda of making America a socialist country, killing babies after they’re born, and pushing a ‘green new deal’ that would destroy jobs and bankrupt America.

“The American people deserve a Congress that works with the president to address serious issues like immigration, healthcare, and infrastructure.

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