Knowing that Fox News has barely covered the explosive allegations from an anonymous intelligence official's whistleblower complaint, President Donald Trump Friday morning was hard at work trying to reframe the allegations to his base.
Based on multiple Washington Post reports, the whistleblower is alleging President Trump committed repeated acts that were considered so troubling the intel community's inspector general called the whistleblower's complaint "credible" and "urgent."
They include Trump apparently withholding U.S. Military aid from Ukraine in an attempt to strong-arm that nation's new president into digging up dirt against his top political opponent, Joe Biden.
If true, legal experts say, it is not only impeachable, but a criminal offense.
Trump Friday morning is claiming there are multiple whistleblowers, which if true is news, and they are “highly partisan,” which he puts in quotes as if to suggest the media has characterized them that way, which is false.
He also suggests the media is minimizing what the complaint alleges: he claims the media is calling his threat to withhold military aid merely "a 'dicey' conversation."
And he's of course claiming "there was nothing said wrong," but then, curiously seems to admit to a conversation, saying "it was pitch perfect!"
Here's how Trump is spinning what could possibly be the end of his presidency:
The Radical Left Democrats and their Fake News Media partners, headed up again by Little Adam Schiff, and batting Z… https://t.co/1j4esLLq1O— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1568982472.0
....statement. Strange that with so many other people hearing or knowing of the perfectly fine and respectful conve… https://t.co/4OLTIi2MRp— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1568982473.0