In a series of tweets on Monday morning, President Trump addressed several major acts of wrongdoing by Democrats and the intelligence community, with most of his criticism directed at the so-called “whistleblower” and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
Declaring the entire impeachment ordeal to be “The Greatest Witch Hunt in the history of our Country,” President Trump pointed out that the whistleblower’s complaint was based on a “2ND HAND description of the call,” and that his release of the call transcript proves there was no wrongdoing.
He then turned to Schiff, who read a false version of the call transcript during a congressional hearing in an attempt to pass it off as real. The president called this “a FAKE & terrible statement,” and ended his tweet with “Arrest for Treason?” Schiff since has walked back his statement before Congress, claiming that it was his attempt at a “parody” of the transcript.
President Trump also pointed out that the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has come out in support of President Trump’s conduct, insisting that there was “NO (ZERO) PRESSURE PUT ON HIM.”
Turning his attention to the whistleblower, President Trump pointed out that the intelligence community had recently altered its rules in the official whistleblowing process, which removed a crucial requirement that any whistleblower must have first-hand knowledge of any alleged wrongdoing before filing a complaint. This was followed up with another Tweet that simply read “#FakeWhistleblower.”