Trump drags Schiff again in morning Twitter screed


Democrats taking control of the House of Commons in the US Congress boded ill news for US President Donald Trump as they promised to investigate his connections to Russian Federation. But just 16 hours later, he mockingly slammed the California Democrat after Schiff announced the panel would investigate Trump's 2016 campaign, possible nefarious ties to Moscow and whether the former real estate mogul's potential interest in financial gain has influenced his decisions as chief executive.

Schiff has hired one former career official at the National Security Council, Abigail Grace, who left the White House a year ago, the people said.

President Donald Trump's early morning tweets about his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, sent MSNBC's Joe Scarborough in a fit of laughter Thursday morning.

A person familiar with the matter said former National Security Council staffers would not be out of the ordinary on the intelligence committee.

Schiff's office declined to comment on whether any individuals from the Trump administration have been hired, leaving open the question of whether hires from the National Security Council worked under Trump or another President.

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A committee aide said that none of Schiff's staff have come directly from the White House, but said the panel has hired people with prior experience on the National Security Council staff.

Simpson described the document as "a collection of field memoranda, of field interviews" in testimony before the senior staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee in August.

Holdover White House staff from the Obama administration, particularly those working on the National Security Council, have always been a concern of some Trump aides and supporters. It comes as Democrats prepare to wield new investigative power after winning a House majority in 2018.

Trump dismissed the new and ongoing Russian collusion investigations as hoax. The President of the United States just said that he is being subjected to "unlimited presidential harassment" by the Democrats after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff revealed a sweeping plan to investigate President Donald Trump on Wednesday.