February 9, 2019


Tensions quickly spiral as Democrats ramp up investigations of Trump administration (Seung Min Kim, David Nakamura and Josh Dawsey February 7, 2019, wASHINGTOn pOST)

In private, Trump and his aides grew increasingly anxious and angry over Democrats' maneuvering -- sparked by news that Schiff's committee has hired at least one former White House national security official to assist in its oversight of the administration, according to people familiar with the matter.

The quickly spiraling tensions underscore how acrimonious relations between the White House and Capitol Hill will probably grow as Trump campaigns for reelection and Democrats look to exercise oversight they say was ignored in the first two years of Trump's presidency, when Republicans controlled both houses of Congress. 

"You're seeing the reestablishment of what is a normal function of Congress: oversight," said Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.), a senior member of the House Oversight Committee. "It looks a little overwhelming only because you're so used to zero oversight. Zero. So to go from zero to something looks, you know, humongous, when in fact it isn't."

Darn that Constitution....

Posted by at February 9, 2019 9:19 PM