On Thursday morning, President Trump took to Twitter where he once again recommended: “Read the transcript.”
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), upon seeing the President’s tweet, suggested that the Commander in Chief has a “deep, deep consciousness of guilt” and is “facing possible removal” of office.
Swalwell responded to the President’s Thursday tweet and wrote on Twitter, “It’s time to get serious. You’re facing possible impeachment and removal. If you have witnesses that can exonerate you, you should stop blocking them from testifying.”
“Otherwise, we can only conclude you have a deep, deep consciousness of guilt,” Swalwell added.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) formally announced on Tuesday, September 24 that she was moving forward with an “impeachment inquiry” into President Trump. She specifically charged that the White House had violated the law by not turning over a whistleblower complaint concerning Trump’s July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
That same day, the Commander in Chief announced on Twitter that he would make a “complete” transcript of his phone call public on Wednesday, September 25. (Continued Below)
“I am currently at the United Nations representing our Country, but have authorized the release tomorrow of the complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript of my phone conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine,” the President wrote. “You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!”
As promised, the White House released a transcript the following morning of President Trump’s phone call in July with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Upon the release of the transcript, House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) slammed Pelosi during a press conference for “lying to America” and demanded that she apologize to the nation, because Democrats accused the President before the release of the phone call, of essentially pressuring a foreign power to investigate a political opponent and claimed there was a “quid pro quo”.
On Thursday of that week, the day after the transcript was released, the House Intelligence Committee held a hearing to interview acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire pertaining to the July 25 phone call between Trump and Zelensky, the transcript of that call, and a whistleblower complaint about the call. The whistleblower complaint was released moments before the hearing started. (Continued Below)
In his opening, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) fabricated a story of President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Schiff admitted later that his blatant fabrication of quotes from President Trump’s Ukraine call was “wrong” and claimed it was a “parody”.
Rep. Eric Swalwell’s official tweet:
It’s time to get serious. You’re facing possible impeachment and removal. If you have witnesses that can exonerate you, you should stop blocking them from testifying. Otherwise, we can only conclude you have a deep, deep consciousness of guilt. https://t.co/hndaRI0nQR
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 7, 2019
Speaker Pelosi also responded to the President’s tweet and claimed, “The President pressured a foreign country to smear his political opponents. Please read his words: ‘The US has been very good to Ukraine. I wouldn’t say it’s reciprocal.’ ‘I would like you to do us a favor though.’ ‘There’s been a lot of talk about Biden’s son.'”
The President pressured a foreign country to smear his political opponents. Please read his words:
“The US has been very good to Ukraine. I wouldn’t say it’s reciprocal.”
“I would like you to do us a favor though.”
“There’s been a lot of talk about Biden’s son.” https://t.co/l4gNiodL6N
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) November 7, 2019
On page three of the transcript, President Trump told Ukrainian President Zelenksy, “I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike. I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it.”
During an October interview with Sean Hannity, President Trump said he has an “obligation” to investigate corruption and discussed the transcript.
(Related: Swalwell Says It’s “Abuse Of Power” For Trump To Remove An Ambassador, Meadows Levels Him: “Unserious & Utterly Baseless”)