Trump accuses Dems of 'presidential harassment' as investigations ramp up

Trump accuses Dems of 'presidential harassment' as investigations ramp up
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says he is unaware of reported federal investigation Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff Lawmakers focus their ire on NBA, not China 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.

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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 SchiffSunday Show Preview: Trump's allies and administration defend decision on Syria In testimony, Dems see an ambassador scorned, while GOP defends Trump Cracks emerge in White House strategy as witness testifies 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 Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhy calls for impeachment have become commonplace The Constitution doesn't require a vote to start the impeachment process Louisiana voters head to the polls in governor's race as Trump urges GOP support MORE (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."