Moments ago, President Trump called in to Fox and Friends where he had a comprehensive discussion on the upcoming FISA report and the impeachment hearings.
Trump promised a “Historic” FISA report exposing “the biggest scandal in the history of our country.”
“So, you have a FISA report coming out, which the word is, it’s historic. That’s what the word is That’s what I hear,” said Trump.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News Wednesday that the report is set to be released on Dec. 9.
“Now, what you’re going to see, I predict, will be perhaps the biggest scandal in the history of our country,” the president continued, noting that he is letting Attorney General William Barr “handle it.”
“And, if it’s historic, you’re going to see something. And then, perhaps even more importantly, you have [John Durham’s report] coming out shortly thereafter — the U.S. attorney — and he’s already announced it’s criminal,” he added.
“I’ll tell you what, you have a lot of very bad people,” Trump concluded, repeatedly accusing top-level Obama administration officials of authorizing “spying” on his 2016 campaign.
In a lengthy interview with Fox & Friends Friday morning, the first since impeachment inquiry hearings appear to have wrapped up, President Donald Trump proclaimed “I want a trial,” in the matter of Trump’s alleged plot to seek domestic political help from a foreign entity.
In a question designed to praise Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik, Trump quickly turned to the overall ordeal. “The bottom line is, all of those witnesses, they’re all shifty Schiff’s,” he noted, adding “don’t forget there was no due process. You can’t have lawyers. We couldn’t have any witnesses.”
He then said “we want to call the whistleblower. But you know who I want as the first witness because frankly, I want a trial. You know, I think–”
Brian Kilmeade followed “You want a trial?”
Trump replied “Oh, I would! Look, number one, they should never, ever impeach.”
He then cited as evidence the flurry of pro-Trump legal analysis he had seen on Fox News. “I watched, I watched five people on your network yesterday say there’s nothing here. Andy McCarthy, how about Ken, special prosecutor,” Trump said.
Kilmeade interjected: “Ken Starr.”
“Special counsel. Ken Starr, he was fantastic, he said there’s nothing here. So ready? Number one, there should never be an impeachment. This is not an impeachment,” Trump concluded.