Donald Trump is still pretending that he and his party did well in the midterm elections. But the reality is that the Democrats made major gains at the Governor, Statehouse, State Attorney General, and – most crucially – U.S. House of Representatives level. In fact the Democrats made their biggest gains in the House since Watergate. Speaking of presidential crimes, Congressman Adam Schiff is about to be in charge of the House Intel Committee’s investigations into Trump.
While we’re in the transition period, Donald Trump is spending his time trying to be as offensive and sociopathic as possible. For instance, even as people in California are running for their lives from massive fires, Trump tweeted this: “There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”
But Adam Schiff isn’t having any of it. He fired back in this manner: “I don’t expect anything better from Trump, but this threat, issued as people are literally fleeing for their lives, cannot go unanswered. For those of you in the path of the fires or who have lost loved ones or your homes, we will be there for you. Even if our President is not.”
It’s worth keeping in mind that Adam Schiff, and other incoming Democratic Party committee chairs in the House, are about to have investigatory and subpoena power over all of Donald Trump’s numerous criminal scandals. Schiff is clearly already raring to go, and he’s making clear that he’s looking to take the fight to Trump the minute he takes the House Intel reins.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report