President Donald Trump drew cheers on legal immigration and boos on the Democrats' Green New Deal before an exuberant crowd on the last day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the highest attended conference in its 45-year history.
Sixty-four percent of USA voters say they believe Donald Trump did something illegal before he was elected president, while 24 percent believe he did not, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.
Schiff has launched a new Trump-Russia investigation to re-cover the territory covered in the probes done by his own committee, by the Senate Intelligence Committee, and by Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller.
Republicans hoped Trump's address would serve as a diversion to the Mueller investigation and to the testimony this week on Capitol Hill by the president's former personal attorney Michael Cohen implicating him in crimes.
On the foreign front, Trump repeated his claim that the last Islamic State group fighters in Syria would be captured or killed imminently - "as of tomorrow" - after on Thursday telling USA troops "we just took over" 100 percent of the caliphate.
"We should not be gambling our future prospects of winning back the White House on what is in the Mueller report", said Maria Cardona, a Democratic strategist who worked for Hillary Clinton and Obama's presidential campaigns. He also alleged that the Trump Organization regularly and illegally inflated the value of its assets to obtain bank loans, and accused his former boss of misusing charity funds.
"We don't have the facts yet", Nadler said. "If we went through every person who had this authority before, I'll guarantee you other people had concerns raised with them".
There is no smoking gun when it comes to the question of Russian Federation collusion.
Sixty-five percent of independents and 89 percent of Democrats said they believe Trump committed crimes before taking office.
"Robert Mueller put 13 of the angriest Democrats in the country on the commission", Trump said on Saturday. "We're going to check" - these people are sick".
"Basically, they've started the campaign", Trump said Tuesday, "so the campaign begins".
He said he was being "sarcastic" when he asked Russian Federation to find Clinton's emails and was having fun with his audience.
The involvement of prosecutors from the Washington, D.C., US attorney's office and the National Security Division means those three cases - all central to the issue of Russian interference - can continue after Mueller hands his report to the attorney general, a move expected any time that will mark the end of his work.
"His just written book manuscript showed what he said was a total lie, but Fake Media won't show it", he posted on his Twitter page, referring to Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight Committee last Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Justice Department regulations call for a special counsel to provide a final report to the attorney general, who decides what to tell Congress and make public.
Those criminal probes and others could carry on for months if not years after Mueller completes his Russian Federation investigation, potentially casting an even longer shadow over Trump's time in the Oval Office.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said, "We do not now have the evidence all sorted out and everything to do an impeachment", Nadler said in an interview on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) made her most recent statements during a television interview, a much more sedate setting than a few weeks ago when she called for Trump's impeachment using a crude epithet.