Trump Suggests Congressional Investigations Into Obama's Lucrative Netflix Deal
President advises Congress to stop investigations into his business
In a tweet on Monday, the president said:
"House Judiciary has given up on the Mueller Report, sadly for them after two years and $40,000,000 spent - ZERO COLLUSION, ZERO OBSTRUCTION."
"So they say, OK, lets look at everything else, and all of the deals that 'Trump' has done over his lifetime. But it doesn’t work that way," Trump said Monday morning on Twitter.
"I have a better idea. Look at the Obama Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal. Then look at all the deals made by the Dems in Congress, the 'Congressional Slush Fund,' and lastly the IG Reports. Take a look at them. Those investigations would be over FAST!"
The House Democrats launched multiple investigations into Trump's personal finances and businesses since taking over the majority.
The president has since thwarted the inquiries by stonewalling subpoenas.
Barack and Michelle Obama signed a joint book deal worth an eye-watering $65 million in 2017.
They also signed a deal with Netflix in 2018 to produce content for the streaming company.
Last month, the Obamas' first produced documentary, American Factory, which also streamed on Netflix.
....work that way. I have a better idea. Look at the Obama Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal. Then look at all the deals made by the Dems in Congress, the “Congressional Slush Fund,” and lastly the IG Reports. Take a look at them. Those investigations would be over FAST!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2019
Trump called for subpoenas of the book deal in July to counteract investigations into his businesses from Democrats.
In July, Trump suggested the idea of issuing subpoenas for records relating to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, asserting they have done similar probes into his own affairs.
The president accused Democrats of engaging in a “fishing” expedition by requesting various records related to the Trump family and businesses, during a pool spray in the Oval Office.
The House Judiciary Committee recently announced they are suing for the secret grand jury information contained in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, implying the information contained in the materials is the key to impeaching Trump.