Trump Warns House Against Turning Probe Of Virus Response Into ‘Witch Hunt’

April 3, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

President Donald Trump on Thursday bristled at the prospect of a congressional investigation of the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying it could turn into a partisan “witch hunt.”

In prepared remarks, Trump — without calling her out by name — sounded an alarm on the special House committee probe announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., earlier Thursday.

“I want to remind everyone here in our nation’s capital, especially in Congress, that this is not the time for politics,” Trump declared, The Hill reported. “Endless partisan investigations have already done extraordinary damage to our country in recent years.”

“It’s witch hunt, after witch hunt, after witch hunt. It’s not any time for  witch  hunts,  it’s  time to get this enemy defeated,” he said.

“Conducting these partisan investigations in the middle of a pandemic is a really big waste of vital resources, time, attention, and we want to fight for American lives, not waste time and build up my poll numbers. Because that’s all their doing because everyone knows it’s ridiculous.”

According to The Hill, after the Thursday White House briefing, Trump sent a scathing letter to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., chastising him for his criticism of the federal response to the coronavirus.

“If you spent less time on your ridiculous impeachment hoax, which went haplessly on forever and ended up going nowhere (except increasing my poll numbers), and instead focused on helping the people of New York, then New York would not have been so completely unprepared for the ‘invisible enemy,’” Trump wrote. “No wonder [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.] and others are thinking about running against you in the primary. If they did, they would likely win.”

via newsmax

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  1. Dianna Joseph

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    April 3, 2020 @ 12:37 pm

    The POS in charge has used his coronavirus news updates for his political rallies and self congratulatory ratings on social media and televison. GET HIM OUT USING ANY AND ALL MEANS POSSIBLE!

    • Patty

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      April 3, 2020 @ 12:42 pm

      Sooo you are one of those that think we should expend the time and resources for an investigation while people are sick and dying and the country is just trying to survive. Bless your heart…. Trump 2020

      • Bob Hills

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        April 3, 2020 @ 1:49 pm

        Dianna, commentary from ignorant sluts is useless drivel, STFU

      • Jesse

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        April 3, 2020 @ 2:48 pm

        The moment the Left opens their mouthes all we hear is ignorance and hate.. keep vomiting…you are guaranteeing the best president we have had re-election…and when travel ban is lifted go to Cuba please…shame on you.

        • Billy

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          April 5, 2020 @ 4:00 am

          Pelosi needs to be drug/alcohol tested

    • Curtiss Plaskon

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      April 3, 2020 @ 12:47 pm

      Oh, what vacuous and un-enlightening rhetoric is that – “Get him out using any and all means necessary.”
      It says it all about the horror of what you and your party has put this nation through. Also you
      need a hyphen between self and congratulatory. You’re welcome.

    • Carol Snody

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      April 3, 2020 @ 12:53 pm

      President Trump is doing the best he can to keep everyone informed. If he didn’t keep you informed of everything that is being done, then you would be complaining. Give the guy a break. At least he’s trying to solve problems and getting things done, which is more than I can say for Pelosi and the House Democrats who keep wasting money on investigations that go nowhere but cost taxpayers millions. God bless President Trump. Trump 2020

    • Glenn A Taylor

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      April 3, 2020 @ 1:20 pm

      America,Democrats are trying to destroy this country.Please don’t give them anymore power.Please,please I beg you America ,that party is definitely not the old democrats.These Democrats are radical America hating socialists. What have they done in the last 3 1/2 yrs. Except caused problems ,don’t reward them with bad behavior. Super majority Republican house,super majority senate,and Donald Trump in White House .You’ll see after this pandemic, this country come roaring back, 4 more years of good times.

    • tc

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      April 3, 2020 @ 2:17 pm

      I wonder if this much stupid is physically painful.

    • Susan Levish

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      April 3, 2020 @ 2:22 pm

      Dianna Joseph What rock do you live under? You don’t have any idea what disasterous outcome it would be to become a Socialist country. We would immediately become a third world country. The democrats are insane. Totally acting like toddlers. Vote them out at any cost. God Bless President Trump.

    • Cg

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      April 3, 2020 @ 4:15 pm

      Perhaps you drank the kool – aid!

    • John

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      April 3, 2020 @ 4:34 pm

      BEST POTUS IN YOUR LIFETIME DIHANA!!! YOU MUST BE A LIBERAL POS YOURSELF BECAUSE IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE! IF WE HAD A DEM POTUS RIGHT NOW THERE WOULD NE MILLIONS DEAD RIGHT NOW! BECAUSE NO DEM EVER HAS FIXED ANYTHING!! DEMS ARE LOOSERS & USERS!! NOT EVEN AMERICAN!!

    • Joseph Corson

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      April 3, 2020 @ 5:23 pm

      Another lying hateful moron! You need to just shut your ignorant self-righteous mouth! The party of baby murders and Communist speaks, and all you have is hate, lies, and more hate! TDS is obviously rampant in this degenerates make up! Trump/Pence 2020!

    • LC

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      April 3, 2020 @ 7:19 pm

      I’m so sorry you feel this way about our President who is working 24/7 to try and save American lives. You should be ashamed of yourself! Are you really an American Citizen? If so, you need to find your PATRIOTISM!

    • RickyWill

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      April 3, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

      You’re not a very bright cookie. No Cure for Stupid.

    • Dawn

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      April 3, 2020 @ 8:58 pm

      Well, you certainly drew the most comments! But I guess that’s all you can do.

    • Paige Ellis

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      April 3, 2020 @ 10:40 pm

      Dianna……you’re an idiot…..

    • frank faingar

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      April 4, 2020 @ 12:14 am

      You are a dumb douch bag if you had any brains you would be dangerous, people are dying from this .& you want to blame the president.you have no shame.

    • FOFY286

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      April 4, 2020 @ 4:11 am

      Well, well, well did old Plum get fired, adopted an alter ego or did that crowd decide if one lack of success didn’t work try two?
      Just can’t stand the idea that an open information and question session puts truth on the airwaves. As far as it being a rally, you should look and listen because it is a rally FOR ALL THE IDIOTS WHO DON’T TAKE THIS SITUATION SERIOUSLY. You neglect that your tribal leaders were up in arms when the first actions taken to limit if not stop the entry and spread and called it racist. You neglect that Obama (God), his team of pandemic specialists and his crack negotiating teams failed to make the contracts for thousands of ventilators of a new and less costly type actually work. They were rated as critical for the security of the country. They made the motions but did not do the job.
      Oh, I’m so sorry, I used the word tribe. Well when the plans in motion are to help more people die because the tribe doesn’t like Trump one has to decide on what the proper term is. What we are seeing certainly does not look like a political party from this country. I fact it very much is like an updated headhunting party. All the records of headhunters are about tribes of headhunters so I decided it fit.
      What burns the hell out of a lot of people is there are good concepts being touted but no real way they can be achieved for much longer than it takes to say, ‘We did it!”. The next step is 5th world s–thole.
      No consideration for the people who would be displaced by enacting some ideas, no plan beyond platitudes of we’ll handle it. People knocked out of jobs they were good at, jobs they liked and jobs they were receiving recognition in pay for their experience and ability. Well we will teach them to program, entry level jobs and are there really enough of them? Well there will be lots of work in the new clean industries, jobs they do not like, entry level jobs for the most part, having to move to them, loosing the house the car the standard of living. The domestic strain causing a greater number of children turning into social misfits or psychos. Where are the vaunted unions? They should be raising hell about these aspects as champions of the workers. Not pouring cash into the coffers of those who want to make it happen. The cash coming from the very people about to be screwed. They can paint a pretty picture of what is to come, but a picture of a lion pouncing at an antelope is a pretty picture unless you are the antelope.
      I wonder if the trolls just write stuff and do not read the rest. Sure hope they do because if they can not think of workable answers they should really consider what they are doing this for.
      Peace, Good Health and Make America Great Always

    • Billy

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      April 5, 2020 @ 4:05 am

      Nancy needs to be given a breathalyzer test before she addresses the nation People want to riot in the streets when this old nasty hag spews her anti American anti Trump rhetoric She’s evil and disgusting

  2. Kathleen Kent-Stanke

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    April 3, 2020 @ 12:52 pm

    The democrats, especially shumer & pelosi, keep going after Our Awesome President Trump instead of working together for the good of Our Awesome Nation! They need to STOP the partisan garbage! President Trump is our only hope for our recovery from the Coronavirus!

  3. Dave

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    April 3, 2020 @ 1:06 pm

    The only response to give people that hate our President is to say, “Trump and Republicans 2020.” God bless those fighting for our great Country and our Constitution. God strike down those that are against our Patriots and Coumtry.

  4. KellyWogan

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    April 3, 2020 @ 1:13 pm

    I’m so tired of these investigations, impeachments that the Democrats are doing!!! That is our taxpayers money they are using for this. Vote them sorry Asses out of Washington!!!!!

    • Elsa

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      April 3, 2020 @ 9:36 pm

      Kelly,
      AMEN!

  5. Robert Scott

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    April 3, 2020 @ 1:14 pm

    D J., Pull your head out of your posterior, so you can see where you’re going.

  6. Boni

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    April 3, 2020 @ 1:28 pm

    I truly can’t believe that ANYONE would start the blame game when this world is in such a terrible place. Where are your morals? People are dying out there suffering with no money. PLEASE I implore all government to STOP using this in a political way. It will be unforgivable! I just saw my first political tv commercial blaming president Trump for the spread of covid-19 put out by unite the country which is Joe Biden! I truly can’t believe that he or ANY candidate would stoop that low. STOP it and get to work protecting the American people.

  7. Roger Arends

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    April 3, 2020 @ 1:43 pm

    I see that the response to DJ shows that people like her would really destroy this great country.Can’t help wondering what pit these people come out of. Can’t imagine the shape we would be in with Biden,Sander’s or Hillary if they were in charge!! The thought that they are someone with idea’s to lead our country scare me and the thought make it difficult to sleep. Thankful for our President and if both parties worked together there would be hope!!!

  8. Abby Normal

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    April 3, 2020 @ 1:58 pm

    While people like you are fueling the fires of discourt in this country others are hoping for a complete turnover of the demonicRAT party or hoping it dissolves completely. I am hoping the President calls for Martial Law in DC and has the Marshall Service go to Congress and arrest all these stupid sons of bitches for treason. Yes, treason is a war time crime and yes he has declared war.

  9. beckmaster

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    April 3, 2020 @ 2:07 pm

    It seems Ms. Dianna Joseph is sadly brain washed by Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, CNN, MSNBC etc etc. Isn’t it amazing how Democrats have NO COMMON sense. Zero sense to see through all the propaganda. These news channels just spew out propaganda to Americans hoping they can sway you into believing them. These people wreak havoc on our country. They want a Socialized America. Pure ignorance. Pelosi and Schumer and most of the Dems in Congress want Socialism. That gives them control over ALL Americans. They will destroy the Bill Of Rights and the Constitution. They would become Totalitarian. They would ruin our healthcare.

  10. Sandra Holzbach

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    April 3, 2020 @ 2:16 pm

    Dianna: I pity you. This is not the time to play politics. President Trump and his team are working very hard to try to save American Lives. Cova-19 is harming and destroying lives throughout the world. The virus is our true enemy. Kindly pray to God to please destroy this killer virus so that no more lives will be lost. Give President Trump a break. He’s doing the best he can for the American people. To my fellow American citizens; if you love our Nation, kindly vote the socialistic people out who want to destroy our way of life and our freedom. Much blood was shed in order for us to have the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Much blood was shed so that all people of all races could enjoy the right to live our lives according to the dictate of our conscious. Don’t let anybody in congress take that away. America vote 20/20 for President Trump, and a conservative congress and senate. God Bless America and God Bless the USA.

  11. Randy C

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    April 3, 2020 @ 2:48 pm

    Democrats are the biggest by far the greatest threat to our national security!!!

  12. Nancy Keuler

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    April 3, 2020 @ 3:56 pm

    Instead of calling everything mr trump disagrees with maybe he could civilly ask the person who made their comment what it is they really want to know.

  13. allan tallant

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    April 3, 2020 @ 4:47 pm

    I AM TRULY GLAD TO SEE SO MANY AMERICANS COMMENTING HERE HAVE SOME COMMON SENSE!
    UNFORTUNATELY, MOST OF OUR COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS HAVE LEFTIST AND SOCIALISTS INSTRUCTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS WHO PUSH ANTI AMERICAN AGENDAS AND SUPPORT SOCIALISM! THE PUSH BY THEM, SOROS, PELOSI, SCHUMER, THE FAKE NEWS PRESS,AND THE REST OF THE “LIBERALS” IN CONGRESS IS THEY ARE RIDING ON THE “FREE” TRAIN BEING PROMOTED TO THE PEOPLE-WHICH WOULD PUT THEM IN CONTROL AND MAKE THEM RICHER THAN THEY ARE NOW-DO YOU KNOW ANY CONGRESS MEMBER WHO IS NOT A MILLIONAIRE?
    THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISM IS THAT EVENTUALLY YOU RUN OUT OF “OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY”!

    • Elsa

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      April 3, 2020 @ 9:42 pm

      Allen,
      They teach this bullshit because they don’t have enough vocabulary for any other thoughts!

  14. David Hedger

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    April 3, 2020 @ 4:57 pm

    Ooops, poor little Dianna, a triggered snowflake suffering from TDS, and she’s developed diarrhea mouth! She probably needs someone to help wipe her [bottom] lip & chin, and make sure they tell her to brush them two teeth, cause with all the shit coming out of her mouth her breath must stink.

  15. Dawn

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    April 3, 2020 @ 8:54 pm

    What a show it would be to watch Ocasio Cortez and Pelosi battle each other on their brooms under a full moon, each claiming to have done the best job of trashing Trump, while their fans scream, “What are you doing for us?”

  16. Agustin Arreaga

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    April 4, 2020 @ 12:00 am

    This is really enjoyable, the criticism is to the point, but my favorable is from Dawn beautiful !

  17. Ingrid

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    April 4, 2020 @ 2:11 am

    Can we all please bend our heads and pray for our President,health care workers, all those that have felt the loss of lives through this ungodly virus. We should take a moment and rejoice in the blessings that can be seen and felt around the world. If we would put the energy into prayer and start thinking,doing, working toward a “new tomorrow” God has promised this world. Turn toward positive thinking toward a better tomorrow. Be grateful for this “day.” Be grateful for those who work around the clock. Look into the mirror and ask yourself,” am I doing all I can to help to make things better.”

  18. manuel miranda

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    April 5, 2020 @ 10:50 pm

    Having the opportunity ….I will suggest Trump to furlough their salary until they stop their “hating bonanza” . Stop their salary, remember “We the People” pays them. The “democrat congress” has become an underground witch court who only answer to the “deep state’ fanatics of the globalists like Obama and George Soros, et cetera. We The People have become pawns, and our youngsters are been brainwashed by the educational system forfeiting the meaning of Individualism.

  19. CAROLYN RICE

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    April 8, 2020 @ 7:56 pm

    AMEN TO ALL THESE COMMENTS. MANY PRAYERS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR GOD TO GIVE HIM THE STRENGTH HE NEEDS TO GET THRU ALL THIS AND FOR ALL THE DEMOCRATS ARE PUTTING HIM THRU. SHAME ON YOU DEMOCRATS IF YOU LOVE THIS COUNTRY WHICH I DOUBT YOU DO, YOU WILL QUIT ALL THIS WITCH HUNT AND LET THE PRESIDENT DO WHAT HE CAN TO GET US ALL THRU THIS. IF YOU REALLY LOVE THIS COUNTRY VOTE TRUMP IN 2020. MANY PRAYERS FOR THE TRUMP FAMILY AND VICE PRESIDENT PENCE. HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB. THEY ALL NEED TO BE LIFTED UP IN OUR PRAYERS. MANY PRAYERS FOR THE WORKERS ON THE FRONT LINES. THEY ARE SUBJECTING THERE OWN HEALTH AND LIVES FOR US ALL. THANK YOU- THANK YOU- THANK YOU AND THANK YOU GOD FOR BEING WITH US DURING THIS TIME. YOUR WORD SAYS YOU WILL NEVER LEAVE OR FORSAKE US AND WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE FOR US AND YOUR WORD. AMEN

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