President Trump tore into House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry Wednesday during a press conference with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, decrying the hearsay-laden “witch hunt” and saying he hadn’t watched that day’s public hearing “for one minute.”
“This is a sham, and shouldn’t be allowed — it was a situation that as caused by people who couldn’t have allowed it to happen. I want to find out who’s the whistleblower,” the president said, claiming that the whistleblower’s accusations have been proven inaccurate.
“I’m going to be releasing, I think on Thursday, [another] transcript, which actually was the first of the two [phone calls],” he said.
The White House has already released a transcript of Trump’s July 25 call with Ukraine’s leader, in which the two discussed past U.S. “support” for Ukraine, as well as Ukraine’s issues with corruption. On the call, Trump asked Ukraine to investigate reports that Ukraine was involved in 2016 election interference. The president also mentioned Joe Biden’s push to have Ukraine’s chief prosecutor fired, and suggested the country look into the matter.