Fox's Kilmeade: Why doesn't Trump investigate personal finances of Schiff and Waters?

"Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade asked early Thursday why President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE doesn't open an investigation into the personal finances of Democratic Reps. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffPinterest blocks all vaccine-related searches in effort to combat anti-vax content Trump’s overreach is making a weaker presidency White House, GOP defend Trump emergency declaration MORE (Calif.) and Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersPrivate insurance plays a critical part in home mortgage ecosystem On The Money: Lawmakers closing in on border deal | Dems build case for Trump tax returns | Trump, Xi won't meet before trade deadline | Waters in talks with Mnuchin for testimony Waters in talks with Mnuchin for testimony on lifting of sanctions on Russian firms MORE (Calif.), questioning how they got "rich."

"Why not investigate Adam Schiff? Why not investigate Maxine Watters? How did they become rich?" Kilmeade asked judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano.

"Because the Democrats control the Congress and they're not going to investigate their own," Napolitano replied.

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"Doesn't the president have an attorney? Why doesn't the president run a private investigation onto Adam Schiff?" Kilmeade asked after some crosstalk.

"Because the president, if he's going to use the power of the government to do anything, has to do it through the [Department of Justice]," Napolitano noted.

Trump and Schiff traded verbal blows on Twitter on Wednesday after the new House Intelligence Committee chairman said he would open an investigation in the president's personal finances and possible ties to Russia.

Schiff stated he would launch an investigation to find out if any of Trump's decisions since becoming president have been compelled by personal financial gain.

“The president’s actions and posture towards Russia during the campaign, transition, and administration have only heightened fears of foreign financial or other leverage over President Trump and underscore the need to determine whether he or those in his administration have acted in service of foreign interests since taking office,” he said in a statement.

Trump said later there is no basis for an investigation.

"He’s just a political hack who’s trying to build a name for himself," the president told reporters at the White House. "It’s just presidential harassment and it’s unfortunate and it really does hurt our country."

Trump reportedly often watches "Fox & Friends" during what has been dubbed "Executive Time" on weekday mornings and has been interviewed on the program on multiple occasions since taking office.