Lawmakers already were rattled by a hostile political environment, combative town hall meetings and violent encounters among activists.
Commandeering cable news channels several afternoons per week is in the president's best interest.
The White House plays up a story declaring “Americans have never felt better."
"When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself,” Schumer said. If it wasn't about Clinton, it might as well have been.