President Donald Trump on Monday launched a bizarre new attack on the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry when he falsely accused Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) of releasing "doctored" transcripts of witnesses.
"Shifty Adam Schiff will only release doctored transcripts," the president wrote on Twitter. "We haven’t even seen the documents and are restricted from (get this) having a lawyer."
The president then suggested that members of the GOP release their own transcripts, which would presumably require them to falsify witness testimony.
"Republicans should put out their own transcripts!" the president said. "Schiff must testify as to why he MADE UP a statement from me, and read it to all!"
Shifty Adam Schiff will only release doctored transcripts. We haven’t even seen the documents and are restricted fr… https://t.co/6qGOqg55yD— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1573482028.0
The transcripts released by the House of Representatives so far have been complete transcripts of impeachment testimony, with no additions or deletions from the record.
In contrast, the so-called "transcript" released by the White House of Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky allegedly contained several omissions, according to testimony from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.