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Trump to Dems threatening investigation: 'Two can play that game!'

Trump to Dems threatening investigation: 'Two can play that game!'

Mr Trump has threatened to retaliate for any Democratic investigations with his own probes in the Senate into alleged "leaks of classified information". Early Wednesday, Trump added: "Now we can all get back to work and get things done!"

Trump faces the prospect, starting next year, of endless investigations after Democrats formally take control of the House, along with stymied policy efforts and fresh questions about the resilience of his unorthodox political coalition. He was quick to distance himself from losing GOP House members who had been critical of his heated rhetoric, citing Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman, among others. Their lesson from the last election was that "if Donald Trump is president, anybody can be president so I should run too, for at least Congress or state legislature". "Those that did not, say goodbye!"

"Yesterday was such a very Big Win, and all under the pressure of a Nasty and Hostile Media!" he added.

Supporters of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrate her midterm victory.

"I do think they will definitely try to impeach nearly immediately", said Meadows, even though Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders have downplayed that issue during the campaign. It has been the greatest honor of my life. "Two can play that game!" the president Donald Trump said via Twitter.

The Kremlin shrugged off the midterm election results and concerns that a Democratic-controlled House would increase the pressure on Russian Federation. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought to minimize Democratic gains in that chamber, but called retaining control of the Senate a "huge moment and victory for the president".

With Democrats seizing control of the House, Republicans for the first time in the Trump era will no longer hold sway in all branches of the federal government.

Trump's comments come ahead of his scheduled news conference Wednesday morning.

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But while Trump did win some of the red state Senate candidates he campaigned for, the results in the many suburban Congressional seats previously held by Republicans now in Democratic hands show voters sent a decidedly mixed signal.

"Powered by a massive turnout of women and fuelled by our incredible candidates, House Democrats gained several seats in the heartland", Democratic representative Cheri Bustos of IL said in a statement Tuesday night after House control was called for Democrats.

While embattled Democratic Senators Like Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of IN fell, Democrats picked up a seat IN Nevada as Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen defeated incumbent GOP Sen.

The Georgia race was perhaps the closest watched governor's race in the country, along with Florida, where another Democratic hopeful, Andrew Gillum, lost to a Republican. In order to have a majority, a party needs to secure 218 seats. And only twice in the past eight decades has the president's party picked up House seats in the midterms.

The U.S. midterm elections results are out: It's a split. According to VoteCast, women voted considerably more in favor of their congressional Democratic candidate: About 6 in 10 voted for the Democrat, compared with 4 in 10 for the Republican. Trump was elected two years ago in large measure because he discerned this gap and exploited it effectively (though of course in his usual odious way). What Putin would not favor would be investigations or sanctions that would further damage the well-connected Russian oligarchs believed to have links to Trump, or to have helped fund US meddling efforts. But the president received negative marks from voters on temperament and trustworthiness. "I wasn't", Trump said in the news conference. "Now, listen, I know for a fact none of us ran to make history, we ran to make change".

Returning to his immigration-heavy 2016 playbook, Trump went on to unleash his full fury on a caravan of migrants slowly making their way to the southern border.

Nadler, once criticized by Trump as "one of the most egregious hacks in contemporary politics", is among four senior Democrats who have clashed with the president in the past and will take over key House committees when the new Congress convenes.