In the hours since the House Judiciary Committee formally launched investigations into abuse of power, corruption, and obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump and his ilk, the White House is leaping to discredit the body designed to keep their boss in check.
Nearly seven dozen of Trump’s closest advisors, business associates, and family members were sent letters by Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Monday demanding they pony up evidence and testimony relating to Trump’s suspected criminality. Those who fail to produce what the Committee is requesting by March 18 risk getting subpoenaed.
This has sent the Trump White House into a public relations tailspin. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said a statement late Monday night that the Nadler probe is a “disgraceful and abusive investigation into tired, false allegations.”
“Chairman Nadler and his fellow Democrats have embarked on this fishing expedition because they are terrified that their two-year false narrative of ‘Russia collusion’ is crumbling. The Democrats are more interested in pathetic political games and catering to a radical, leftist base than on producing results for our citizens.”
As if that take was not deluded enough:
“The Democrats are not after the truth, they are after the president.”
There she is.
Ahh @PressSec did actually do 5 minutes worth of work today. Congrats Sarah
— Mike (@mthilt03) March 5, 2019
The administration is acting like a cat saying “what bird?” as feathers fly out of its mouth.
We are not far from Sanders saying “just because it happened in the Oval Office does not mean it has anything to do with the president”
— activist psychologist (@dana_sinopoli) March 5, 2019
Breaking Trump headline: "If you want the truth, don't come looking for me!"
— Patriots, Resist! (@Patriots_Resist) March 5, 2019
If Trump & his cohorts are innocent of wrongdoing, the documents will show that. Sarah Sanders' hysteria is classic consciousness of guilt.
— Elizabeth Squires (@esquires1215) March 5, 2019
Shouldn't be an issue if you have nothing to hide. Just saying! #EndCorruptionNow #GunControlNow #deficit #VoteDem #healthcareforall #wordsMatter #civility #EndCorruptionNow #EveryVoteMatters #MexicoWillPayForTheWall #MexicoWillPayForTheWall #MexicoWillPayForTheWall
— mamaluce (@mamaluce44) March 5, 2019
LOLOL if they have nothing to hide why fight about the documents? Oh…they have something to hide. How about all those hearings and documents the GOP called for during Obama?
— SCC Democratic Party (@SCCDP) March 5, 2019
Team Trump’s strategy here is crystal clear: attack, attack, attack.