Trump blasts 'little shifty Schiff' over probe into finances

Trump blasts 'little shifty Schiff' over probe into finances
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate Republicans muscle through rules for Trump trial Collins breaks with GOP on attempt to change impeachment rules resolution Roberts admonishes House managers, Trump lawyers after heated exchange MORE on Saturday blasted Democrats for pushing to investigate his finances while swiping at House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSenate Republicans muscle through rules for Trump trial The Memo: Day One shows conflicting narratives on impeachment Overnight Defense: Dems raise pressure on Esper to block border wall funds | Trump impeachment trial begins in Senate | Day one dominated by fight over rules MORE (D-Calif.), calling him "little shifty Schiff."

“There’s no collusion, so now they go and morph into ‘let’s inspect every deal he’s ever done,’ ” he said to a crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “These people are sick.”

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“I saw little shifty Schiff yesterday,” Trump added. “He went into a meeting and he said, ‘We’re going to look into his finances.’ I said ‘Where did that come from? He always talked about Russia.’ ”

Schiff last month announced a sweeping probe into Trump's finances and potential ties to Russia. Trump afterward condemned Schiff as a "political hack," but Schiff defended the investigation as "meaningful oversight." 

Democrats also questioned Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen on the president's finances at a hearing on Wednesday. Cohen told Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHillary Clinton responds to backlash: 'I will do whatever I can to support our nominee' Klobuchar dismisses White House lawyer's jab about Democrats wanting to be in Iowa The Hill's 12:30 Report: Rules fight sets stage for first day of Trump trial MORE (D-N.Y.) that Trump purposefully inflated his assets for insurance reasons.

CPAC is an annual gathering of conservatives with high-profile speakers. It is attended largely by conservative university students.