Donald Trump kept his steady stream of complaints about the whistleblower investigating the president's accusation on Monday, arguing that the person describes the description of the call between him and the Ukrainian president & is a fraud. 39;
Trump stayed out of the crowd this weekend – spent time at his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia – but he was active on Twitter scolding the media, Democrats and whistleblower.
He added to his litany of complaints on Monday morning and wrote: & # 39; The Fake Whistleblower complaint does not stand. It is mainly about the call to the Ukrainian president that I, in the name of transparency, immediately released to Congress and the public. The whistleblower knew almost nothing, the 2nd HAND description of the call is a fraud! & # 39;
Donald Trump continued his steady stream of complaints about the whistleblower that led to the investigation of allegations
Trump called to arrest House Intelligence chairman Adam Schiff for reading a parody version of his call with the Ukrainian president during Thursday's hearing
He also raised the ante against House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and said he had to be arrested for & # 39; treason & # 39; because the congressman read a parody version of the telephone conversation between the two leaders.
& # 39; Rep. Adam Schiff illegally made a FAKE & horrible statement, pretended to be mine as the most important part of my call to the Ukrainian president and read it aloud to Congress and the American people. It did NOT have a relationship with what I said during the call. Arrest for treason ?, wrote the president.
The president launched six tweets in about an hour on Monday and shot back against the accusation.
& # 39; The biggest witch hunt in our country's history!, & # 39; He complained about investigating his call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
& # 39; Again, the president of Ukraine said: THERE WAS NO (ZERO) PRESS HIM BY ME. End of business!, & # 39; he commented.
He also claimed that the whistleblower policy had been changed shortly before his prosecutor came forward.
& # 39; WHO CHANGED THE LONG-STANDING Flute Regulations ONLY BEFORE YOU ENTER THE FAKE RETURN LEAF REPORT? DRAIN THE SWAMP !, he wrote.
& # 39; #FakeWhistleblower, & # 39; he added.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a loyal ally of Trump, argued on Sunday that the & # 39; heard saying & # 39; rule regarding whistleblowers had changed briefly before the person came forward.
& # 39; I want to know who told the whistleblower about the call. I want to know why they didn't change the rules about whistleblowers – the hear-say rule changed, just a short period before the complaint was made, & Graham told CBS & # 39; & # 39; Face the Nation. & # 39;
Conservative websites have also claimed that the rules have been changed to make second-hand information sufficient for whistleblower's claims.
The Federalist reported that the change to the rule occurred somewhere in a one-year period & # 39; between May 2018 and August 2019. & # 39;
The whistleblower was not on the line with Trump and Zelensky, but based his or her complaint on sources that heard the conversation and read the transcript.
Details in the whistleblower's letter about the call were later confirmed when the call transcript was released.
Trump and Graham played golf together this weekend.
The president attacks the whistleblower as the person's lawyer, in one letter to acting director of Joseph Maguire, director of the national intelligence service, wrote about concerns about the safety of the whistleblower.
Lawyer Andrew Bakaj, the whistleblower's chief lawyer, wrote on Saturday about concerns that their client & # 39; is being compromised & # 39; and specifically quoted a Trump tweet in the case.
& # 39; The fact that the President's statement was addressed to & # 39; the person who gave the whistleblower the information does not diminish our concerns about the safety of our client, Bakaj wrote.
& # 39; Unfortunately we expect this situation to worsen and become even more dangerous for our client and other whistleblowers, as Congress wants to investigate this matter, & # 39; he remarked.
In addition, in a series of tweets during the weekend, he pushed the president back against accusations must be dropped off because he urged Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
The president launched six tweets in about an hour on Monday and shot back against the accusation
He also demanded to meet the whistleblower.
& # 39; Like any American, I deserve to meet my prosecutor, especially when this prosecutor, the so-called & # 39; Whistleblower & # 39 ;, represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a completely inaccurate and fraudulent manner, & # 39; tweeted Trump.
In addition, last week President Schiff accused lying to Congress of what Trump said in their appeal to Zelensky and suggested that the & # 39; betrayal & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; He wrote and read terrible things, then said it came from the mouth of the President of the United States. I want Schiff to be interrogated at the highest level for fraud and betrayal, he wrote.
On Tuesday, The White House released a transcript of the July 25 call.
In a hearing of the intelligence committee on Thursday, in his opening statement, Schiff paraphrased a White House memo about the call in what he later said was & # 39; partially parody & # 39 ;.
& # 39; This is the essence of what the president is communicating, & # 39; said Schiff during the hearing. & # 39; We have been very good to your country. Very well. No other country has done as much as we have. But you know, I don't see much reciprocity here. & # 39;
& # 39; I hear what you want. I have a favor that I want from you, and I only say this seven times, so listen carefully, & Schiff commented. & # 39; I want you to make up for my political opponent, you understand? A lot – here and there. & # 39;
Trump also posted a comment from Senator Lindsey Graham on & # 39; Face the Nation & # 39; Sunday morning out claiming that the whistleblower policy had been changed before the accusation against him
Trump and his allies claim that, when he was vice-president, Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to dismiss the supreme public prosecutor for his son Hunter, who was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma Holdings, accused of corrupt practices.
There is no evidence of illegal activities or misconduct in Ukraine by the Bidens.
But the transcript of the call of July 25 shows that Trump urged Zelensky to investigate the case and said that his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, would contact, as did Attorney General William Barr.
The Justice Department said that Barr never contacted Ukraine and had no knowledge of Trump's call.
But the case led speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce a formal investigation into the president last week.
& # 39; We could not ignore what the president did. He gave us no choice. So it wasn't a change of mind. I always said that we will follow the facts where they take us. And when we see them, we will be ready. And we are ready, & # 39; she told & # 39; 60 minutes & # 39; on Sunday.
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