intelligence committee report
Donald Trump Cited Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson as 'Legal Scholars' Who Oppose Impeachment
The House Intelligence Committee submitted to the House Judiciary Committee its 300 page report of information gleaned from fact witnesses so far in the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
In addition to reiterating the testimony of several witnesses regarding Trump's corrupt dealings with Ukraine, the report also highlighted call records between numerous key players in the Ukraine scandal.
Despite impeachment support rising amidst a wealth of revelations throughout the course of the Intelligence Committee hearings, President Donald Trump—in London for the NATO Summit—dismissed the report that developed from them.
TRUMP on House Dems' impeachment report: "I saw it & it's a joke. Everybody is saying it. And I watched reviews. I… https://t.co/vtHLUlm0Ww— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1575486243.0
Trump cited his favorite Fox News opinion hosts—Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson—as his sources for evaluations of the report, saying:
"I saw [the report] and it's a joke. Everybody is saying it. And I watched reviews. I watched Sean Hannity, I watched Laura Ingraham, I watched Tucker Carlson, I watched a lot of other legal scholars, frankly."
Hannity, a peddler of the conspiracy theory that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election, said the report was "chock full of nothing but conspiracy theories." Ingraham called it a "dud." Tucker Carlson has previously stated he's rooting for Russia's defeat against Ukraine's democracy.
None of the three have credibility as legal scholars. What's more, due to the time difference in London, the President would have to have been watching their shows overnight.
But whatever makes Trump feel better, right?
@atrupar Good Lord. He thinks Carlson, Ingraham and Hannity are legal scholars. 25A now— Catherine Eggnog Is Awesome Margaronis 🆘 (@Catherine Eggnog Is Awesome Margaronis 🆘) 1575486307.0
Basically Trump watched propaganda: the Fox News evening line up https://t.co/GAFiT3CZj4— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈) 1575486618.0
This level of farce is starting to physically hurt. https://t.co/vlx3olTyvw— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool) 1575486894.0
I know it's funny, but this is a jarring reminder that the president really does spend hours a day watching nothing… https://t.co/frmIwbIyJi— Isaac Saul (@Isaac Saul) 1575488520.0
He doesn't care where he is or who is audience is, he makes a fkn'g fool of himself (and unfortunately our country)… https://t.co/gZASBVEFGy— Linda Vining (@Linda Vining) 1575493206.0
accused of traitorous acts, crimes, and abuse of power? turn on the tv for four hours and watch people tell lies https://t.co/GuyeU60mrU— Luke Zaleski (@Luke Zaleski) 1575488840.0
This is the way the world ends... Not with a war of ideas, not with any argument against the Constitution...just it… https://t.co/YhlLlSW5no— Tonya Bucher (@Tonya Bucher) 1575490642.0
Impeachment hearings against Trump continue in the House Judiciary Committee this week.