President Donald Trump has a very short (and selective) memory, and he proved that with a tweet he sent out Thursday morning that unleashed a torrent of laughter, anger, and reminders for daring to suggest that Congress never investigated former President Barack Obama.
The tweet in question was posted by Trump in response to an Wednesday announcement from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who heads the House Intelligence Committee, that his committee will be expanding its probe of whether or not the president has allowed U.S. foreign policy to be influenced in exchange for money from countries such as Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE:
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2019
A quick Google search of investigations by Congress during the eight years Obama was in office would have provided Trump with facts about Bengahzi, Fast and Furious, and the IRS, all of which Congressional Republicans carried on ad nauseam.
In no time, other Twitter users responded to Trump. Here’s the some of the best responses:
Republicans in Congress launched 8 separate investigations into Benghazi between 2012 and 2016, repeatedly finding no wrongdoing. Before that, they investigated the Obama admin for “Fast and Furious” and over allegations the IRS targeted Tea Party orgs. All fruitless. https://t.co/I5MGEhd1ce
— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) February 7, 2019
“The Republicans never did this to President Obama”?
Off the top of my head, GOP Congress investigated:
— Fast & Furious ATF operation
— IRS/Lois Lerner
— Obamacare website snafu
— Solyndra https://t.co/7AarKVJU54
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) February 7, 2019
time for everyone to dig out Trump’s tweets on Benghazi, on Fast & Furious, etc. etc. https://t.co/e7VMBidMN7
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) February 7, 2019
I seem to recall an investigation or two* of the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, but who can remember 2015?
(*In fact there were TEN, most by Congress)https://t.co/MUFqLRHl3V
— John Schindler (@20committee) February 7, 2019
Says the head of the Republican Party whose congress members conducted multiple investigations into Benghazi attack aimed at Obama/HRC and found squat. https://t.co/GBhl0M4obx
— Jonathan Landay (@JonathanLanday) February 7, 2019
There were so many mentions of Benghazi that for a while it was trending as the number 1 hashtag on social media.
If Trump thinks Congress is being unfair to him with their investigations, perhaps he needs to resign and go back to Mar-a-Lago full time.
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