President Donald Trump, facing an impeachment inquiry, is tweeting again this morning. Trump now says the July 25 conversation he had with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy in which he pressured Zelenskyy to investigate Hunter Biden is “made up.”
The phone call was brought to officials’ attention by a whistleblower who spoke up because he /she thought it was urgent, since the memo outlining the call states that Trump was asking Zelenskyy for a “favor” regarding the 2020 U.S. election.
“Rep. Adam Schiff totally made up my conversation with Ukraine President and read it to Congress and Millions,” Trump tweeted, saying Schiff is a “sick man.”
Trump further said that Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, relayed a conversation to Congress “that doesn’t exist.”
“….he completely changed the words to make it sound horrible, and me sound guilty,” the president said.
“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!”
So far, at least 218 House members say they are supporting a vote of impeachment.
Trump is just the fourth president in U.S. history who’s faced an impeachment inquiry, so it’s a rather momentous time for America. The nation will be watching to see what happens next.