Trump Suggests Suing Pelosi For Defending Schiff's False Statements
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On Thursday, President Donald Trump floated the idea of suing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after she defended Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff's fabricated story, saying that he used "Trump's own words" during a congressional hearing.
During a hearing last week with Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, Schiff gave his fabricated account of what happened during the infamous phone call. Almost every word was made up. Instead of condemning Schiff for lying to the American people, Pelosi is defending the California representative.
“This is the essence of what the president communicates," Schiff started while giving his fabricated phone call. "We’ve been very good to your country, very good, no other country has done as much as we have, but you know what, I don’t see much reciprocity here. I hear what you want. I have a favor I want from you, though. And I’m going to say this only seven times, so you better listen good.”
Schiff continued with his made up quotes: “I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand, lots of it, on this and on that. I’m going to put you in touch with people, not just any people, I’m going to put you in touch with the attorney general of the United States, my attorney general Bill Barr. He’s got the whole weight of the American law enforcement behind him.”
He continued: “‘And I’m going to put you in touch with Rudy — you’re going to love him, trust me. You know what I’m asking, and so I’m only going to say this a few more times in a few more ways. And by the way, don’t call me again, I’ll call you when you’ve done what you’ve asked.’ This is the sum and character what the president was trying to communicate with the president of Ukraine. It would be funny if it wasn’t such a graphic betrayal of the president’s Oath of Office.”
During an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Pelosi claimed that Schiff's words were not made up.
Her blatant lie was so obvious, that Democrat Stephanopoulos even called her out on it. “Those weren’t the President’s words…He made this up,” Stephanopoulos said.
President Trump later hammered the Speaker of the House in a tweet, questioning if he should sue her: "Nancy Pelosi today, on @GMA, actually said that Adam Schiffty Schiff didn’t fabricate my words in a major speech before Congress. She either had no idea what she was saying, in other words lost it, or she lied. Even Clinton lover @GStephanopoulos strongly called her out. Sue her?"
Nancy Pelosi today, on @GMA, actually said that Adam Schiffty Schiff didn’t fabricate my words in a major speech before Congress. She either had no idea what she was saying, in other words lost it, or she lied. Even Clinton lover @GStephanopoulos strongly called her out. Sue her?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
Check out the clip of Pelosi's interview on ABC:
On Good Morning America, @SpeakerPelosi falsely claims that @RepAdamSchiff was reading directly from the transcript of President Trump's call with the Ukraine. @GStephanopoulos calls her out:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 3, 2019
"Those weren't the President's words... He made this up." pic.twitter.com/U3OpqjSlLr
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