“THEY SHOULD LOOK AT HIM FOR TREASON”
(Oct. 2, 2019) — While meeting with the prime minister of Finland in the Oval Office, Trump answered reporters’ questions about an earlier presser by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Intel Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, stating that Schiff, as a result of his parody of Trump’s words in a congressional hearing of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine, should be examined for “treason.”
Trump additionally said Schiff is dishonest and should be “forced to resign.”
Democrats intend to fast-track an “impeachment inquiry,” which is an expansion of several House committees’ investigations into Trump’s actions while in the White House and possibly before.
“They’re the do-nothing Democrats who don’t do any work,” Trump said, which he said is a result of their desire to win the 2020 election.
He added that the “whistleblower” who filed a complaint with the Intelligence Community inspector general over the July 25 call misrepresented its contents and had no firsthand evidence, a fact the whistleblower admitted in his five-page letter dated August 12, 2019.
Trump said that the EPA “just sent” notice of health-code violations to Pelosi’s district, which encompasses San Francisco. He cited “needles” strewn on the streets and poor water quality, among other issues.
He recounted that on Tuesday, a federal judge struck down a new California “law” requiring all presidential candidates to present ten years of tax returns to be placed on the 2020 ballot. “I won the case,” Trump said, adding that he did not appoint the judge who issued the decision.
Trump repeated his claim that his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was “perfect.” “They’ve been trying to impeach me from the day I got elected,” he said forcefully.
Schiff earlier claimed that the Trump-Zelenskiy call was Trump’s effort to enlist a foreign government to assist him in his 2020 re-election bid, and Pelosi described the call as “wrong.”
Trump characterized the “whistleblower” as “a spy” as a result of what Trump said was erroneous information he or she conveyed in his letter.
In strident remarks, Trump said, “Hunter Biden is corrupt” and “Joe Biden is corrupt.” He said he would “rather run against Joe Biden than anybody else” and that his would-be opponent is “not very smart.”
In January 2018, Joe Biden credited himself for the termination of Ukrainian chief prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was reportedly investigating Burisma Holdings, on whose board of directors Hunter Biden sat with little business experience and at a salary of $50,000 a month while his father was vice president.