A deputy press secretary to President Donald Trump torched the Democrats for their assertations that the president was engaged in a cover-up as the next version of the “witch hunt hoax,” challenging them to produce evidence to back up their claims.
Speaking with Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Saturday, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley came out swinging at the Democrats, hammering them for claims of collusion, “treason” and a “cover-up.”
He slammed the “cover-up” accusations as the “Russia collusion witch hunt hoax 2.0” and challenged Democrats to produce proof.
“This is an effort by the Democrats. It’s like the Russia collusion witch hunt hoax 2.0. First of all, they accuse the president of colluding with a foreign power, of treason, with no evidence, no proof. And now they’re coming out and saying he’s engaged in a cover-up with no evidence, no proof.”
“And not one journalist has said, ‘Hey, Madame Speaker, what is the evidence?'” Gidley added. “‘And also, if you have all this evidence, why do we have investigations? Just show us this evidence and let’s get this thing going.'”
Gidley continued on to say that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian election interference was an “open book” that “didn’t have to be made public,” but that Trump “wanted this information out there.”
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He then lambasted Democrats for not going to view the nearly unredacted version of the report that is available to them.
“The piece that’s unredacted that the Democrats can go see, not one single Democrat has availed themselves of that opportunity,” the deputy press secretary said.
Gidley’s comments came the same week that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused the president of engaging in a cover-up as more of the House Democrats she leads ramp up impeachment calls.
As IJR Red noted, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) blasted Pelosi’s “cover-up” claim as well as questioning the Republicans’ oath of office as “irresponsible.”