President Trump on Friday called for the resignation of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) after the House Intelligence Committee Chairman kicked off a Thursday hearing with a completely fabricated version of a phone call between President Trump and Ukrainan President Volodomyr Zelensky.
Trump accused Schiff of lying to the Congress and “fraudulently” reciting a version of the call that made it “sound horrible” and made the president appear “guilty.”
- Trump was referring to a moment at the outset of Thursday’s congressional hearing with the acting intelligence chief during which Schiff described Trump as saying on the call that he would tell Zelensky “seven times” to “make up dirt on my political opponent.”
In response, President Trump called for Schiff’s resignation, tweeting on Friday
“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,” adding “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.”
“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!”
Top GOP Leader Rep. McCarthy previously said in a tweet back in March 2019, that nine committee members called for the resignation of Adam Schiff, for reasons related to lying to Americans.
Nine members of the House Intelligence Cmte have just called for Chairman Adam Schiff’s “immediate resignation as chairman of the committee.” For two years he misled the public on collusion, and the American people no longer have faith in his ability to lead. He should step down. pic.twitter.com/QecxGGeopt
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 28, 2019