Trump Amps up Complaints, Says Pelosi May Be Guilty of Treason

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U.S. President Donald Trump, under pressure as Democrats pursue an impeachment inquiry against him, lashed out at the top Democrat in Congress on Sunday, saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be guilty of treason.

“Nancy Pelosi knew of all of the many Shifty Adam Schiff lies and massive frauds perpetrated upon Congress and the American people,” Trump said on Twitter, referring to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.

Trump has attacked Schiff for his characterization of a call the president held with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and he has said, without evidence, that Schiff helped draft a whistleblower complaint at the heart of the inquiry.

During the July 25 call, Trump pressed Zelenskiy for an investigation into former U.S. vice president and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, according to a summary of the call released by the Trump administration.

Democrats say Trump’s effort was an abuse of power to gather dirt on a political rival.

Schiff, who was tagged by Pelosi to lead the impeachment investigation, said during a hearing last month that the summary read like a “classic organized crime shakedown.”

Trump has repeatedly attacked Schiff for his characterization of the call. Schiff has said it was “meant to be at least part in parody.”

A spokesman for Schiff’s committee acknowledged last week that the whistleblower approached the panel for guidance before filing his complaint about Trump’s efforts to push Ukraine to pursue an investigation into the Bidens, but there is no evidence that Schiff or the panel helped draft the complaint.

Trump referred to both Schiff’s characterization of his call with Zelenskiy and the whistleblower’s approach to the House Intelligence Committee in his email targeting Pelosi.

“This makes Nervous Nancy every bit as guilty as Liddle’ Adam Schiff for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and even Treason,” he said on Twitter.

“I guess that means that they, along with all of those that evilly ‘Colluded’ with them, must all be immediately Impeached!”

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Tom Hogue, Robert Birsel)

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Paul
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That must be his word of the day. “Treason.” How many of his swamp-dwellers that have quit or he fired will he called as treason? Maybe he should go back to his main job as cable-show talk show host. At least, that’s where he honed his practice: “You’re Fired!” Perhaps we deserve something more.

Paul
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That’s his latest word of the day, when he can’t think of anything else. He at least has the imagination to lie every day, even if he doesn’t have the memory to remember what he said the next time he opens his mouth. Except for the fact that this may mean a real problem for our democracy, isn’t this so entertaining??

General Confusion
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That’s right, punk. Keep opening your mouth and dig a deeper hole.

Kay
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All other impeachments have been bipartisan. The people vote to impeach through their representatives in the House. It is not Pelosis impeachment.If this goes forward with only Democrat votes Congress will squash it. Now more CIA agents are coming in to protect their own. This is just like Kavanaugh, a political hit job. The CIA is under investigation by Barr and they don’t like it.These people have never been held to account for their actions in the past.
Did Biden need an impeachment to win?

Pamela Hayden
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Pamela Hayden

anyone who has been in congress more than 10 yrs. should be booted … Period

Edmund Hickey
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The scariest part is that Pelosi is 3rd in line for the presidency. She is way, way past her “use by” date and needs to go. She is a main instigator of Democrat opposition to progress, the country’s safety, a proponent of wide open borders and a do-nothing House that is only focused on ousting our duly-elected president, not the legislative business of the country. Aided and abetted by Schumer, together they have divided the country way past the point of return. If Democrats are returned to the White House and take the Senate, our country will be forced into… Read more »

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