Adam Schiff Reveals Investigation Of Trump’s Underhanded Attacks On The Press

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Trump’s attack on journalism is an echo of the days of Richard Nixon and Watergate, but using his powers of the presidency to undermine his critics in order to silence them could be his undoing.

Adam Schiff, who will be the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee come January, told Axios on HBO that one order of business the House of Representatives will tackling under his leadership will be to investigate some of Trump’s more underhanded methods of achieving that goal.

‘House Democrats plan to investigate whether President Trump abused White House power by targeting — and trying to punish with “instruments of state power” — The Washington Post and CNN, incoming House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff said in an interview for “Axios on HBO.”‘

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It isn’t just Trump’s endless tweets and complaints, nor is it the revocation of CNN’s Jim Acosta’s White House press credentials that led Schiff to take action. Schiff said that Trump “was secretly meeting with the postmaster [general] in an effort to browbeat the postmaster [general] into raising postal rates on Amazon.” He also questions “whether the effort to hold up the merger of the parent of CNN was a concern over antitrust, or whether this was an effort merely to punish CNN.”

Trump has also said that he doesn’t intend to stop with Acosta. While the White House released a doctored video that purported to show the CNN reporter aggressively touching a female aide who attempted to grab his microphone, using the incident to justify revoking his credentials, Trump later said he planned to ban anyone who didn’t “respect the presidency.”

This is a clear violation of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. With a majority in the House, Democrats finally have the power to put a check on this lawless president.

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