Trump accuses Nadler of harassment in wide-ranging probe

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE on Tuesday attacked Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), accusing the House Judiciary Committee chairman of attempting to “harass” his associates in a wide-ranging probe into Trump’s administration, campaign and businesses.

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“Nadler, Schiff and the Dem heads of the Committees have gone stone cold CRAZY. 81 letter sent to innocent people to harass them. They won’t get ANYTHING done for our Country!” he tweeted.

The president also referenced House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Schiff: Diplomacy with Iran 'only way out of this situation' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (D-Calif.), who on Monday made a sweeping request for documents and interviews related to Trump’s conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump said Democrats are ramping up their investigations “now that they realize the only Collusion with Russia was done by Crooked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDershowitz: 'Too many politicians are being subject to criminal prosecution' The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE & the Democrats.”

 

Tuesday’s tweet is the latest sign the president is taking a more forceful tone against Nadler and other Democrats, who are using their newly found power in the House to besiege the White House with investigations.

Nadler on Monday issued requests for information from 81 people or entities related to Trump. Among those who have been targeted by the committee are President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Hill's Morning Report - 2020 Democrats set for Lone Star showdown Exclusive: Kushner tells GOP it needs to unify behind immigration plan Arrests at southern border drop to 64K in August MORE, his son Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John Trump2020 is not a family affair, for a change Pompeo jokes about speaking at Trump hotel: 'The guy who owns it' is 'going to be successful' Ex-sycophants highlight the void of competence around Trump MORE, Vice President Pence and others.

The White House on Monday night issued a blistering statement, accusing Nadler of having political motives in opening a “disgraceful and abusive investigation” into allegations of obstruction of justice, corruption and abuses of power. 

“The Democrats are more interested in pathetic political games and catering to a radical, leftist base than on producing results for our citizens,” said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “The Democrats are not after the truth, they are after the president.”

Earlier on Monday, Trump suggested he might cooperate with the investigation, telling reporters, “I cooperate all the time with everybody.”

But the latest statements suggest the White House could invoke executive privilege or take other steps to block Democrats from obtaining information related to the inner workings of the West Wing.

Updated at 8:50 a.m.