President Trump on Monday suggested the House Judiciary Committee investigate former President Obama's post-presidency book deal and agreement with Netflix instead of pursuing various inquiries into the Trump administration.
The president complained that the House panel "has given up on the Mueller report," which he inaccurately claimed cleared him of collusion and obstruction.
"So they say, OK, lets look at everything else, and all of the deals that 'Trump' has done over his lifetime," the president tweeted. "But it doesn’t 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 [inspector general] Reports."
....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
This claim comes after the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals allowed a lawsuit against Trump claiming he violated the Constitution's emoluments clause to move forward.
Trump returned to the subject a couple of hours later, when he appeared to equate allegations that he has profited off the presidency by declining to put his assets in a blind trust to the Obamas' decision to sign a deal with Netflix a year after leaving office.