Adam Schiff turns up the heat against President Trump

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has pitted himself against the Trump administration in his role as chair and declared that they will continue in their support of the Russia investigation.

The California Democrat announced on Wednesday that the House Intelligence panel’s investigation would “extend beyond potential links between Russia and the Trump campaign. Among other things, Schiff said the probe would evaluate if Trump’s decisions have been motivated by financial gain,” according to The Hill.

“The president’s actions and posture towards Russia during the campaign, transition, and administration have only heightened fears of foreign financial or other leverage over President Trump and underscore the need to determine whether he or those in his administration have acted in service of foreign interests since taking office,” he said in a statement according to The Hill.

The president has vocally denounced Schiff’s and other Democrat’s proposals that would include a more invasive investigation into his life, campaign, and personal finances.

“He has no basis to do that. He’s just a political hack who’s trying to build a name for himself,” the president told reporters at the White House according to The Hill. “It’s just presidential harassment and it’s unfortunate and it really does hurt our country.”

Schiff responded to the president’s accusation via Twitter on Wednesday replying that he believes he understands why the president is concerned about additional congressional oversight.

“I can understand why the idea of meaningful oversight terrifies the President. Several of his close associates are going to jail, others await trial, and criminal investigations continue.

“We’re going to do our job and won’t be distracted or intimidated by threats or attacks.”

The feud continued when the president responded to Schiff’s tweet with a couple of tweets of his own early on Thursday:

“So now Congressman Adam Schiff announces, after having found zero Russian Collusion, that he is going to be looking at every aspect of my life, both financial and personal, even though there is no reason to be doing so. Never happened before! Unlimited Presidential Harassment….

“….The Dems and their committees are going “nuts.” The Republicans never did this to President Obama, there would be no time left to run government. I hear other committee heads will do the same thing. Even stealing people who work at White House! A continuation of Witch Hunt!