The fallout from President Trump’s impromptu interview with The New York Times is continuing with Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) attacking the President over his comments on the Justice Department and its oversight of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The New York Times asked Trump during the interview whether he would do as had been rumoried and “order the Justice Department to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.” His reply had jaws dropping all over the nation.
“’I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department,’ he said, echoing claims by his supporters that as president he has the power to open or end an investigation. ‘But for purposes of hopefully thinking I’m going to be treated fairly, I’ve stayed uninvolved with this particular matter.’”
When Adam Schiff read this his blood probably started boiling, judging from the tone of the Twitter message he felt compelled to send in reply.
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Trump: “I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department.”
No, you don’t. You can do what you want with your golf courses. But the country and its Justice Department belong to the American people. https://t.co/60DFvIEMjk
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 29, 2017
Trump may think he can do whatever he wants. He grew up as an entitled rich brat and never learned that with great power comes great responsibility. He should have read more Spiderman comics when he was a kid.
At least Adam Schiff has the cojones to tell it like it is to Trump, just like the song says: “If you want something to play with, go and find yourself a toy.” The Justice Department is not his to play with.
The rest of us should be guided by the lyrics in the song’s bridge: “Life is too short to have sorrow. You may be here today and gone tomorrow. You might as well get what you want. So go on and live, baby, go on and live.”