U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, unwilling to give up on disproven claims that Donald Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 campaign, even though FBI special counsel Robert Mueller said, after a two-year investigation, there wasn’t any evidence, has launched a new front against the president.
This one involves subpoenas for the bank records of Deutsche Bank.
CourthouseNews said that Trump previously had confirmed he would consider that action crossing a “red line” into unacceptable behavior.
“Trump had been referring to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation at the time, but two congressional committees in the control of Democrats ran roughshod over that boundary on Tuesday,” the report said.
Schiff, of the House Intelligence Committee, long has worked to vilify the president, charging that evidence was ample about the Russia collusion, even though Mueller couldn’t find it.
Now, the report explained, Schiff is claiming that he has a different role from Mueller. It was confirmed there are being issued subpoenas against the bank – and possibly other banks, and Schiff said the newest investigation is into claims “of potential foreign influence on the U.S. political process.”
“House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, a fellow Congress member from California, launched a parallel bid investigating ‘the potential use of the U.S. financial system for illicit purposes,'” the report said.
The members of Congress may be using as a foundation for their investigation the statements of Michael Cohen, who formerly worked for the president and was convicted of lying.
He claimed Trump is a “con man.”
The report quoted Eric Trump, the president’s son and executive vice president of The Trump Organization, calling the legal demands “an unprecedented abuse of power and simply the latest attempt by House Democrats to attack the president and our family for political gain.”