Donald Trump: Adam Schiff 'Political Hack' Focused on 'Presidential Harassment'

Feds demand Trump inauguration committee documents report

Feds demand Trump inauguration committee documents report

Testimony by U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen before the House Intelligence Committee has been postponed until February 28, the panel said on Wednesday, the latest snag over an appearance by Trump's one-time "fixer".

In a statement released prior to the committee's meeting Wednesday, Republicans, led by Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-California, called for the transcripts' immediate release, citing an "unacceptable delay" in their review.

"An economic miracle is taking place in the United States and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations", Trump added.

The panel voted in closed session to release the documents and conducted more procedural business, during its first meeting under the leadership of its new Committee Chairman, Democrat Adam Schiff. "He's just a political hack trying who's trying to build a name for himself".

Schiff said the investigation will include "the scope and scale" of Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential election, the "extent of any links and/or coordination" between Russians and Trump's associates, whether foreign actors have sought to hold leverage over Trump or his family and associates, and whether anyone has sought to obstruct any of the relevant investigations. Democrats strongly objected at the time, saying the Republicans prematurely closed the investigation.

The Intelligence panel previously agreed to send Mueller the closed-door testimony of Roger Stone, a long-time confidant of Trump.

Trump said that Schiff had "no basis" for his investigation, noting that he felt unfairly targeted by Democrats.

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"If there is going to be peace and legislation, there can not be war and investigation", he said. Schiff spokesman Patrick Boland declined to elaborate. The court's docket did not contain any details about the nature of the document. Special counsel spokesman Peter Carr declined comment, as did Lanny Davis, an attorney for Cohen.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Russia's role in the election and whether there was any collusion or obstruction of justice by the Trump team.

Cohen was convicted of crimes that included paying off a former porn star and a Playboy model before the 2016 election to keep them quiet about affairs they alleged they had with Trump.

Stone is accused of lying to Congress about the 2016 campaign's efforts to use stolen emails to undercut Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Stone is also charged with obstructing the House probe by encouraging one of his associates, NY radio host Randy Credico, to refuse to testify before the House panel in an effort to hide Stone's false statements.

Schiff said the panel hopes to make all of the transcripts public by May or June, after they are vetted for classified material.

The committee in September, then under Republican control, also voted to provide the interview transcripts to the Justice Department.

It is unclear if the special counsel has explicitly requested access to any additional transcripts. It was not immediately clear if Democrats would be willing to do that.

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