Trump sure seems worried about what crimes Democrats will uncover during their investigations.
An unhinged Trump melted down on Twitter Tuesday morning, lashing out at congressional oversight in a series of misleading morning tweets. In the course of an hour, Trump accused congressional leaders of harassment and of being crazy, and said Democrats themselves are real criminals.
"PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!" was the all-caps text of one statement.
Trump's freak out moment comes a day after the House Judiciary Committee requested documents and information from more than 80 individuals and entities, including Trump's family, businesses, and many within the Trump administration.
Letters were sent to Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is currently in prison after being found guilty on eight counts related to fraud and money laundering. Rick Gates, the Trump campaign deputy chairman, is on the list after pleading guilty to a variety of crimes. Other criminal associates of Trump include his longtime lawyer and "fixer," Michael Cohen, and Trump's high-profile campaign surrogate and first National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn.
When complicit Republicans were in control, Trump "evaded accountability for his near-daily attacks on our basic legal, ethical, and constitutional rules and norms," Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler said in a statement.
Now that Democrats are upholding their constitutional oversight responsibilities, Trump can't handle it, accusing Nadler and other Democrats of being "stone cold CRAZY."
"The greatest overreach in the history of our Country," he reeled. "The Dems are obstructing justice and will not get anything done. A big, fat, fishing expedition desperately in search of a crime, when in fact the real crime is what the Dems are doing, and have done!"
Trump does not elaborate on what specific crimes Democrats have committed. On the other hand, Trump's own Justice Department identified Trump, or "Individual 1," as part of a criminal conspiracy guilty of paying hush money to one of Trump's alleged mistresses in order to influence the 2016 election.
Twice during his meltdown, Trump accused the Democrats of not getting anything done for the country. While Trump seems focused on the far-reaching investigation into a litany of potential crimes committed by himself and his family, Democrats in the House are able to both investigate and legislate.
Last week, the House passed a pair of bills requiring universal background checks and closing the so-called "Charleston loophole," the first major pieces of gun safety legislation in a generation. Despite objections from Republicans, the Education and Labor Committee passed the Pay Equity Act, a bill to address the gender wage gap. And this coming Friday, the House will vote on and likely pass H.R. 1, a landmark bill to fight voter suppression, protect democracy, and ensure fair elections.
Additionally, Democrats ended the 35-day Trump shutdown, funded the government, and passed a resolution blocking Trump's fake national emergency at the southern border. All this was accomplished even though Democrats have only been in charge of the House of Representatives for two months.
In November 2018, voters put Democrats in charge to clean up the mess Trump and Republicans created in Washington. Through both serious investigations and a commitment to passing legislation that helps all Americans, Democrats are accomplishing the will of the voters.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.