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PoliticsTrump blasts Schiff as 'political hack' over new investigation

23:00  06 february  2019
23:00  06 february  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's testimony delayed

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's testimony delayed Testimony from Michael Cohen has been postponed to later this month, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Wednesday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The testimony was supposed to take place on Friday, but Schiff said "in the interests of the investigation" it will now take place on Feb. 28, days before Cohen is scheduled to report to federal prison. Schiff did not elaborate on why the testimony has been delayed.

President Trump 's ongoing battle with John Brennan escalated over the weekend, when the former In a Sunday interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, Brennan blasted Trump for what he calls an Critics have accused the White House of trying to silence political opponents. " Trump says he is reviewing

Schiff suggested Republicans also had their sights on the FBI’s Trump -Russia investigation overseen by special counsel Robert Mueller . “By shutting down the congressional investigations when they continue to discover new and important evidence, the White House can exert tremendous pressure to

Trump blasts Schiff as 'political hack' over new investigation© Getty Images Trump blasts Schiff as 'political hack' over new investigation President Trump on Wednesday denounced House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) as a "political hack" for opening a sweeping investigation into Trump's ties to Russia and his personal finances.

"He has no basis to do that. He's just a political hack who's trying to build a name for himself," Trump told reporters at the White House after announcing his pick to lead the World Bank.

"It's just presidential harassment and it's unfortunate and it really does hurt our country," Trump said of the probe.

Schiff earlier Wednesday said he would launch a probe that extends beyond alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russia that would examine whether Trump's decisions as president have been motivated by financial gain.

Former Trump lawyer Cohen's congressional testimony postponed

Former Trump lawyer Cohen's congressional testimony postponed Testimony by President Trump's former lawyer has been postponed until Feb. 28.

Adam Schiff said the panel had seen evidence of collusion with Russia and obstruction by Donald Trump ’s campaign and Trump -Russia investigation : the key questions answered. Most of all, he argued, it required political will from the White House, in light of Tuesday’s testimony that intelligence

The New York Times and other news organizations have reported the existence of the investigation into the Trump campaign and its relationship with Russia, but the White House dismissed those reports as politically motivated and rallied political allies to rebut them.

"The president's actions and posture towards Russia during the campaign, transition, and administration have only heightened fears of foreign financial or other leverage over President Trump and underscore the need to determine whether he or those in his administration have acted in service of foreign interests since taking office," the Intelligence Committee chairman said in a statement.

Trump's barbs come after his State of the Union address, in which he offered an olive branch to Democrats while also knocking their opposition to his demand for a border wall and their desire to investigate him.

Trump said he was "very honored" by the feedback he received from his speech.

"It was very important, I think, for me to get up and say some powerful words and some loving words and some words of compromise. The speech, I think, has been well received," he said.

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr blasts ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for missing hearing.
The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday blasted President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen for missing a planned appearance at that committee due to purported medical issues, less than a month before he is due to begin serving a three-year prison sentence. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said he had heard that Cohen went out Monday night with his wife despite claiming he needed to postpone a scheduled hearing because

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