It’s the only weapon the Democrats have as they try to block President Donald Trump’s common-sense America-first agenda.
And it might be about to backfire in a BIG WAY!
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., announced this week he is opening an investigation into Trump.
Schiff said he’s targeting just about anything, everything and anyone related to Trump including the president himself, his family and his associates.
But with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation reportedly about to wrap up, that could expose the TRUTH to Americans.
Because if Mueller finds, as expected, no collusion… yet Schiff keeps investigating anyway… it will reveal what’s really going on here.
And it’s exactly what Trump has complained of: A witch hunt!
Schiff is now chair of the House Intelligence Committee, where he wields almost unlimited power to investigate.
Fox News chief judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano even called what Schiff is doing a “shadow investigation” running alongside the special counsel’s probe.
And Schiff doesn’t have the same restrictions or limitations as Mueller.
“If one of Bob Mueller’s people revealed what went on before the grand jury, that’s a criminal event. If one of Adam Schiff’s people revealed what they learned, they can do it with impunity,” Napolitano said. “So Congress can conceal or reveal whatever they want.”
And certainly, Schiff has plenty he is looking to reveal.
He said his committee will investigate at least five different areas, including “the extent of any links and/or coordination between the Russian government, or related foreign actors, and individuals associated with Donald Trump’s campaign, transition, administration, or business interests, in furtherance of the Russian government’s interests.”
The California Democrat is even going so far as to hire people right out of the Trump White House – including Abigail Grace, who joined the National Security Council in the administration of President Barack Obama and left only last year.
Now, according to Bloomberg, her name appears in the Congressional directory, where she is listed as working for the Intelligence Committee’s Democratic majority.
But since she’s a specialist in China and North Korea — not Russia — it’s yet another sign that to Democrats, this isn’t about Russia at all.
Their real agenda is obvious: It’s about blocking Trump and the Republican agenda that Americans voted for in the 2016 election.
As that election showed so clearly, the left can’t win on votes.
And while they may have gained the House in 2018, they actually lost seats in the Senate.
So they’re doing the only thing they can: launching investigations to try to bring the Trump administration grinding to a halt. Even Trump himself seems to be feeling to heat – or at least the frustration – as he demanded an end to what he calls “presidential harassment.”
The left, of course, calls it “resistance.”
But to the everyday Americans caught in the middle, the endless investigations against Trump and seemingly everyone who’s ever had so much as a cup of coffee in Trump Tower is better known as something else.
It’s everything Americans hate about Washington – and the reason Congress has even lower approval ratings than the president.
And now, that gridlock is threatening to reverse the stunning economic gains of the past two years – something Trump warned of during the State of the Union.
“An economic miracle is taking place in the United States,” Trump said. “And the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations.”
As former President Bill Clinton once so famously said, “it’s the economy, stupid.”
If the Democrats are threatening to bring the economy to a halt so they can continue “presidential harassment,” everyday Americans will pay the price.
And when this plan backfires… when Trump is cleared by the Mueller probe and Democrats insist on continuing to investigate anyway… they could be in for a shock in 2020.
Trump could not only handily win reelection.
He could also get a new Republican majority in the House, and a filibuster-proof GOP Senate.
—The Horn editorial team