Trump accuses Dems of ‘presidential harassment’ as investigations ramp up | TheHill – The Hill

President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers discussed possible pardon talks with Cohen: report 5 takeaways as Republicans close ranks at CPAC Donald Trump puts past presidents to shame with North Korea policies MORE on Sunday night accused Democrats of “presidential harassment” and again attacked the media, as scrutiny over his presidency reaches a fever pitch on Capitol Hill.

“Presidential Harassment by ‘crazed’ Democrats at the highest level in the history of our Country,” Trump wrote in a series of tweets. “Likewise, the most vicious and corrupt Mainstream Media that any president has ever had to endure – Yet the most successful first two years for any President. We are WINNING big, the envy of the WORLD, but just think what it could be?”

Trump has repeatedly assailed Democrats and journalists throughout his time in the White House, but Sunday’s tweets come as Democratic lawmakers — who took back the House in the 2018 midterm elections — are stepping up their investigations into both his 2016 campaign and his conduct as president.

Top Democrats on Sunday suggested there is already substantial evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and that the president engaged in obstruction of justice.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on ABC’s “This Week” that his panel had requested documents from more than 60 people tied to the administration and would continue probes into possible abuses of power carried out by Trump.

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe top 9 moments from Trump’s two-hour CPAC speech Trump accuses Dems of peddling ‘bulls—’ amid rising scrutiny Dems feel growing pressure on impeachment MORE (D-Calif.), who heads the House Intelligence Committee, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” there is already “direct evidence” the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, and that his panel would look for more evidence into whether the president engaged in a criminal conspiracy. 

Their comments come days after Trump’s onetime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, where he accused the president of lying to the public about hush money payments and floated the possibility of collusion with Moscow. 

Cohen’s testimony raised chatter about impeachment proceedings against Trump, but Nadler and other top Democrats, including House Majority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi5 takeaways as Republicans close ranks at CPAC Dems feel growing pressure on impeachment Ocasio-Cortez emerges as GOP’s new foe at conservative confab MORE (D-Calif.), have been quick to tamp down such talk. 

“Impeachment is a long way down the road,” Nadler said, while pushing back against the idea that he was leading an “impeachment investigation.”

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