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Trump melts down because Congress won't ignore his crimes anymore

House Democrats are finally conducting oversight on Trump and his administration, and Trump is freaking out.

By Emily Singer - February 07, 2019
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House Democrats have really gotten under Trump’s skin.

With Trump’s disastrous shutdown in the rearview, House Democrats finally have the time to launch numerous investigations into a litany of topics, ranging from Trump’s Russia connections, to oversight of the corruption in his administration.

And Trump is positively melting down at the prospect of facing legitimate inquiries into his actions — especially House Oversight Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s relaunched Russia probe.

In a series of Thursday morning tweets, Trump made ridiculous claims about how unfair the investigations are, saying no other president has been subjected to such oversight.

“So now Congressman Adam Schiff announces, after having found zero Russian Collusion, that he is going to be looking at every aspect of my life, both financial and personal, even though there is no reason to be doing so,” Trump tweeted. “Never happened before! Unlimited Presidential Harassment.”

He continued, “The Dems and their committees are going ‘nuts.’ The Republicans never did this to President Obama, there would be no time left to run government. I hear other committee heads will do the same thing. Even stealing people who work at White House! A continuation of Witch Hunt!”

There’s a lot to break down from these two patently absurd tweets.

First of all, Republicans definitely conducted their own oversight for the six years they controlled the House under President Barack Obama.

The investigations were total shams, including the millions they spent on the Benghazi investigation, the Fast and Furious investigation and the IRS investigation into whether tea party groups were being unfairly taxed.

None of the investigations turned up any wrongdoing by Obama or his administration, despite the millions of dollars and multiple years Republicans spent on the probes.

Trump’s whining didn’t stop there, however.

He sent one last tweet with the caps lock button firmly on.

“PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!” Trump tweeted. “It should never be allowed to happen again!”

How rich of Trump — who spent years harassing Obama over a racist conspiracy theory that falsely claimed Obama was an illegitimate president because he was born in Africa — to whine about nonexistent harassment.

Someone fetch us a tiny violin.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.


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