President Donald Trump on Saturday, Oct. 12, announced before the Family Research Council that he wants to sue House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), according to CNN.
“We’re going to take a look at it. We’re going after these people,” Trump told the attendees, adding, “These are bad, bad people.”
The anonymous whistleblower accused Trump of pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, and claimed that the president threatened to pull military aid from Ukraine to hurt Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.
“Impeachment,” Trump said. “I never thought I’d see or hear that word with regard to me. Impeachment. I said the other day it’s an ugly word. To me, it’s an ugly word. Very ugly word. It means so much. It means horrible, horrible crimes and things, I can’t even believe it. It’s a witch hunt.”
“Sue him anyway, even if we lose, the American public will understand,” the president continued.
“And sue Nancy Pelosi,” Trump said. “Or maybe we should just impeach them, because they’re lying and what they’re doing is a terrible thing for our country.”
Trump criticized Schiff for fabricating content of his phone call transcript on live television and vilifying him.
“Rep. Adam Schiff fraudulently read to Congress, with millions of people watching, a version of my conversation with the president of Ukraine that doesn’t exist,” Trump wrote. “He was supposedly reading the exact transcribed version of the call, but he completely changed the words to make it sound horrible, and me sound guilty. HE WAS DESPERATE AND HE GOT CAUGHT.”
Pelosi on the other hand, is under fire for abetting unfair methods in the investigation of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, USA Today reports.
“This makes Nervous Nancy every bit as guilty as Liddle Adam Schiff for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and even Treason,” Trump tweeted last week.
Jay Sekulow, Trump’s personal attorney, is “looking at all options” after the president mentioned the possibility of suing Schiff and Pelosi.
“The pattern and practice of irregularities in this inquiry is reminiscent of the irregularities in the Mueller investigation,” Sekulow said. “No President should be subjected to this political theater.”
The irregularities Sekulow noted refer to contradictions found in Robert Mueller’s investigation report that probed into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Mueller’s 448-page report suggested 10 instances where Trump possibly attempted to impede the investigation but ultimately failed to establish any criminal conspiracy where Trump colluded with Russia to influence the election.