Trump calls on Adam Schiff to resign for allegedly lying to Congress

President Trump on Friday called on Rep. Adam Schiff to resign, accusing the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of “fraudulently” reading to Congress a nonexistent version of his call with the Ukrainian president.

“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,” the president said in a tweet.

“He was supposedly reading the exact transcribed version of the call, but he completely changed the words to make it sound horrible, an (sic) me sound guilty,” he wrote.

“HE WAS DESPERATE AND HE GOT CAUGHT,” Trump continued. “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!”

On Thursday, Schiff (D-Calif) said the account of the president’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky leader detailed by the whistleblower “reads like a classic organized crime shakedown.”

He and other Democrats played up the urgency of the whistleblower’s complaint and allegations that acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire delayed it by going first to the White House and Justice Department before handing it over to Congress.

Republicans zeroed in on the fact that that whistleblower’s account was based on secondhand information and have dismissed Democrats’ concerns as conspiracy theories.

“Adam Schiff has zero credibility. Another fantasy to hurt the Republican Party!” Trump tweeted after Thursday’s testimony by Maguire on Capitol Hill.

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