Fox News’ Jesse Watters characterized the latest effort by congressional Democrats going after President Donald Trump as “brass knuckle tactics,” his assessment being prompted by a threat to withhold salaries from Trump officials who fail to cooperate with them.
This coming as the Trump administration is growing weary of the relentless assault by Democrats and is beginning to push back — the president is being investigated by no less than FIVE Democrat-controlled committees.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, said in a letter sent to seven officials the panel has the authority to withhold salaries of any employee who “prohibits or prevents” or “attempts or threatens to prohibit or prevent” testimony in front of the committee.
Cummings is “investigating” the addition of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census, among other things and the departments in question haven’t cooperated with requests for interviews.
“Please be advised that any official at the Department who ‘prohibits or prevents’ or ‘attempts or threatens to prohibit or prevent’ any officer or employee of the Federal Government from speaking with the Committee could have his or her salary withheld pursuant to section 713 of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act,” Cummings wrote.
“Those are some brass-knuckle tactics,” Watters said on “The Five.”
“You’ve got to give the Democrats credit, this is political warfare,” he said. “Why can’t we withhold their salaries, by the way? I think that should also be an option, because they’ve lied for two years about the president.”
This being a reference to congressional Democrats declaring for two years that Trump colluded with Russia.
Watters and co-host Greg Gutfeld joked about how it would be difficult to withhold the president’s salary because he donates it to various government departments.
Citing Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., chair of the House Judiciary Committee, which is conducting a wide-ranging probe into possible corruption and obstruction by Trump, Watters summed the state of affairs up well.
“Here’s what’s happening, Nadler is like a ‘peeping Tom. It’s gotten creepy,” he said. “He’s peering through the windows, looking at people’s diaries, rummaging through garbage. At that point it just gets sick and he looks weird.
“Right now, [Robert] Mueller spent two years looking for something, didn’t find a crime.,” Watters continued. “The Democrats can’t accept the Mueller report, just as they can’t accept the results of the 2016 election.
“The bottom line is without collusion, the scandal is not sexy. You don’t have dead bodies, you don’t have sex, you don’t have bribery, you don’t have video. You don’t have anything compelling.”
Watters went on to say the American people can only digest so much and no longer have the appetite for the Democrat search for presidential scandal. Citing a new poll, he also noted that the public opposes impeachment.
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