President Donald Trump suggested Monday that the House Intelligence chairman be arrested for treason.
President Donald Trump on Monday suggested House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff be arrested for treason over his depiction of the president’s call with the leader of Ukraine.
‘ARREST FOR TREASON?’
In a series of tweets, Trump again defended his July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and attacked Schiff over his portrayal of it at a hearing last week.
Calling Schiff’s statement “FAKE & terrible,” Trump said “it bore NO relationship to what I said on the call. Arrest for Treason?”
At the Sept. 26 hearing, Schiff characterized the Trump-Zelensky call in a way that he later said was “meant to be at least part in parody.”
“Of course, the president never said, ‘If you don’t understand me, I’m going to say it seven more times.’ My point is that’s the message that the Ukraine president was receiving, in not so many words,” Schiff said.
The call is at the heart of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. Trump has repeatedly denied wrongdoing. Schiff wasn’t immediately reachable for comment Monday.