In a phone interview on “Fox & Friends” with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade, the president said that his controversial July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was a “good conversation.”
“And these were their witnesses. This was the best they’ve got,” he continued, calling House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a “sick puppy.”
The Washington Post report:
In a 53-minute telephone interview Friday morning on “Fox & Friends,” Trump elaborated on themes that he stokes on Twitter: That House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is a “sick puppy”; that the “phony fake dossier” constituted evidence that the Democrats were out to sabotage his campaign; that corruption is bad; and that you can’t hear someone else’s phone calls just by hanging out nearby: “Well, I have really good hearing. And I’ve been watching guys for 40 years make phone calls. And I can’t hear when — you could be two feet away; I can’t hear people making calls,” Trump said while debunking a testimony in the impeachment hearing from an embassy official who claims to have overheard a phone call involving Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.
For more than a year and a half, Horowitz has been investigating alleged misconduct related to the FISA warrants delivered by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). The Justice Department and FBI obtained warrants in 2016 to surveil Trump adviser Carter Page. It is unclear, at this point, if Page was the only Trump official that the DOJ obtained a FISA warrant against.
That highly anticipated report will likely spark new congressional investigations and deliver critical information to other federal reviews probing allegations of abuse by the Justice Department and the FBI.