The White House on Tuesday said the House Intelligence Committee’s report on its impeachment investigation doesn’t provide “evidence of wrongdoing” by President Trump.
“At the end of a one-sided sham process, Chairman [Adam] Schiff and the Democrats utterly failed to produce any evidence of wrongdoing by President Trump,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
“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.”
The statement came about 30 minutes after the committee released its report, which claims Trump violated his oath of office by trying to recruit Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, benefiting Trump in the 2020 election.
“The President demanded that the newly-elected Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, publicly announce investigations into a political rival that he apparently feared the most, former Vice President Joe Biden, and into a discredited theory that it was Ukraine, not Russia, that interfered in the 2016 presidential election,” the report said.
Trump and his Republican allies have criticized the impeachment process, claiming they have been restricted in calling witnesses to testify on the president’s behalf and noting that much of the testimony took place behind closed doors on Capitol Hill.
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