By: Steve Dellar | 11-11-2018 | News
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Democrats To Investigate Trump’s ‘Abuse Of Power’ Towards CNN, The Washington Post

The Democrats, who form the new majority in the US House of Representatives, want to investigate whether President Trump abused his power “to punish the press” in his attacks on news channel CNN and the Washington Post newspaper.

Democrat Adam Schiff, incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee wants to see whether President Trump wanted to punish both media outlets via "instruments of state power."

With their newfound majority in the House, the Democrats are given options that they did not have before. They will be able to start investigations and request White House documents and e-mails. "It is our responsibility to investigate this already," Mr Schiff said.

<b>CNN</b>

Trump's tense relationship with the US press reached an all-time high last week during a question and answer session with CNN journalist Jim Acosta, whose White House accreditation was since revoked. President Trump told the journalist: “I’ll tell you what: CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dems to probe Trump&#39;s treatment of CNN, Amazon, Washington Post in triple-threaded abuse-of-power inquiries <a href="https://t.co/Y0BNCjEZUe">https://t.co/Y0BNCjEZUe</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FoxNews?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FoxNews</a> BOO HOO HOO FOR CNN ET AL! Schiff should take off his depends and put on big boy pants and get to real work!</p>&mdash; AnnieMacBakeShop (@AnnieMacBakes) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnnieMacBakes/status/1061739123772403712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The US President has also called CNN and The Washington Post “fake news” dozens of times and even suggested that they are "enemies of the people."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">House Democrats to probe Trump over CNN, Washington Post attacks.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Trump?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Trump</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Midterms2018?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Midterms2018</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/schiff?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#schiff</a><a href="https://t.co/NdYaG98vcK">https://t.co/NdYaG98vcK</a></p>&mdash; Breaking the News 24/7 (@Breaking24Seven) <a href="https://twitter.com/Breaking24Seven/status/1061683953940287490?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The other investigation would be about whether President Trump tried to stop the planned merger between AT&T and Time Warner (owner of CNN).

Mr Schiff declared: “We don’t know, for example, whether the effort to hold up the merger of the parent of CNN was a concern over antitrust, or whether this was an effort merely to punish CNN.”

<b> Washington Post And Amazon</b>

The US President has furthermore repeatedly stated that the annual loss the US Postal Service makes is partly due to Amazon. He therefore suggested to raise postal rates for the tech behemoth owner by Jeff Bezos and even threatened to launch an antitrust investigation.

Mr Schiff claims that there “appears to be an effort by the President to use the instruments of state power to punish Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post.”

According to the Democrats, the White House has been “secretly meeting with the postmaster in an effort to browbeat the postmaster into raising postal rates on Amazon.”

Mr Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon and also owner of the newspaper which is highly critical of Mr Trump.

Source:

https://nypost.com/2018/11/11/schiff-wants-to-probe-trump-for-targeting-cnn-washington-post/

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Anonymous No. 42080 2018-11-12 : 11:09

Summary:

Liberal Media & Whiners wanting more Click Bait and attention, seek to move on from now proven FAKE Trump - Russia issue and start another Fake baseless whine.

Anonymous No. 42081 2018-11-12 : 11:11

With each attack on the Bill Of Right by the Left, I predict Ammoseek*com sure is busy as many stock up .

Anonymous No. 42089 2018-11-12 : 12:03

Democrats have no rules, which is hilarious when they try and call upon them. Democrats are just evil

tab No. 42094 2018-11-12 : 12:45

Acosta outed himself as a woman abusing creep then they claim that the video evidence was "doctored". the fake news IS the enemy of the people.

Anonymous No. 42096 2018-11-12 : 13:16

Schiff is an assclown! What a huge waste of tax $$ just because our pres calls the Dems propaganda arm as we all see it.

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