Politics 'Ramblings of a basement blogger': White House press secretary slams Schiff impeachment report
Clash expected at House Judiciary briefing on report about Trump's dealings with Ukraine - impeachment latest
The committee will walk lawmakers through the report, but Republicans have called on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to answer questions.WASHINGTON – Another partisan clash in the House impeachment inquiry is expected Monday as the Judiciary Committee receives a briefing about two reports: one report from three other panels that found President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference in the 2020 election, and another about the constitutional basis for impeachment.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham tore into released by House Democrats on the Intelligence Committee.
The report, released on Tuesday, accuses President Trump of withholding almost $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in exchange for politically expedient investigations, including into rival Joe Biden.
Grisham, 43, ripped Rep. Adam Schiff, who is the chairman of the committee, in a statement released shortly after the report was made public.
“At the end of a one-sided sham process, Chairman Schiff and the Democrats utterly failed to produce any evidence of wrongdoing by President Trump,” Grisham said. “This report reflects nothing more than their frustrations."
“Chairman Schiff’s report reads like the ramblings of a basement blogger straining to prove something when there is evidence of nothing,” she added.
Republicanson Monday that argued the president did nothing wrong by withholding military assistance. They also argued that Trump did not attempt to obstruct House impeachment proceedings, a claim that House Democrats have made.
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