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Indignant Trump Says Schiff 'Lied to Congress' and Should 'Immediately Resign'

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In the aftermath of what critics derided as a political stunt by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, President Donald Trump on Friday called for the California Democrat to resign.

On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee heard testimony from acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire regarding the whistleblower complaint that was made regarding Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

During the hearing, Schiff read what he called “the essence” of the phone call as revealed by a transcript that was released by the White House, making it appear Trump said things that were not actually said on the call.

Trump exploded with outrage Friday on Twitter.

“Rep. Adam Schiff fraudulently read to Congress, with millions of people watching, a version of my conversation with the President of Ukraine that doesn’t exist. He was supposedly reading the exact transcribed version of the call, but he completely changed the words to make it sound horrible, and me sound guilty. HE WAS DESPERATE AND HE GOT CAUGHT. Adam Schiff therefore lied to Congress and attempted to defraud the American Public. He has been doing this for two years. I am calling for him to immediately resign from Congress based on this fraud!” Trump tweeted.

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“Rep. Adam Schiff totally made up my conversation with Ukraine President and read it to Congress and Millions. He must resign and be investigated. He has been doing this for two years. He is a sick man!” Trump said, noting the Schiff was among the lead critics of Trump during the investigation into claims that there was collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

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Schiff’s remarks were part of his opening statement at the hearing.

“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,” Schiff said, playing the part of Trump during the phone call.

“I hear what you want. I have a favor I want from you, though, and I’m gonna say this only seven times, so you better listen good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand? Lots of it … on this and on that,” Schiff said.



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“I’m gonna put you in touch with people and not just any people. I’m gonna put you in touch with the Attorney General of the United States — my attonrey, Bill Barr. He’s got the whole weight of the American law enforcement behind him and I’m gonna put you in touch with Rudy. You’re gonna love him, trust me. You know what I’m asking, 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 I asked,” Schiff said, still imitating Trump.

He closed that section of his remarks by saying, “This is in sum and character what the president was trying to communicate with the president of Ukraine.”

Schiff’s actions did not play well on Twitter.

Schiff later defended his dramatic remarks, according to Fox News.

“My summary of the president’s call was meant to be at least, part, in parody,” Schiff said.

“The fact that that’s not clear is a separate problem in and of itself. Of course, the president never said, ‘If you don’t understand me I’m going to say it seven more times,’ my point is, that’s the message that the Ukraine president was receiving in not so many words.”

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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