Trump on Democrats’ impeachment inquiry: ‘We’re kicking their ass’ President Trump on Friday continued to rail against the ongoing impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats,
Saying there is no need to hold public hearings because he did nothing wrong in his “perfect” call asking the president , of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. And besides, the president said, “We’re kicking their ass.”
Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn, Trump dismissed what many observers consider damning testimony from current and former administration officials released this week by House investigators.
The first public hearings in the impeachment probe will begin Wednesday, when Taylor and Kent will appear on Capitol Hill in an open session. On Thursday, Trump complained that House rules prevent White House lawyers from defending him during the open hearings in the House .
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Bidens as well as a debunked conspiracy theory advanced by the president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani about the 2016 election.
The White House released an edited memo summarizing the call with Zelensky, which Trump wrongly claims was a “word for word” transcript.“If they want it, I’ll give it to ’em,” he said. Trump again called for the unmasking of the whistleblower, whose identity is protected by federal law, and suggested that person be sued “for treason.”
“The whistleblower is a disgrace to our country,” the president said. Assistant Secretary of State George Kent; former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker; former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch; and former top State Department adviser Michael McKinley.