December 16, 2019, 12:38

Trump ramps up attacks on whistleblower, demands to meet his ‘accuser’

Trump ramps up attacks on whistleblower, demands to meet his ‘accuser’

President Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on the Ukraine call whistleblower Monday saying that the person “knew almost nothing.”

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President Donald Trump talks with reporters before leaving on Marine on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 22, 2019.

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“The Fake Whistleblower complaint is not holding up,” Trump tweeted. “It is mostly about the call to the Ukrainian President which, in the name of transparency, I immediately released to Congress & the public. The Whistleblower knew almost nothing, its 2ND HAND description of the call is a fraud!”

Trump’s latest attack comes a day after he claimed on Twitter that in his or her complaint, the whistleblower had represented his conversation with the Ukranian president in “a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way.”

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“Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially when this accuser, the so-called “Whistleblower,” represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way,” Trump tweeted Sunday.

“I want to know who’s the person that gave the whistleblower, who’s the person that gave the whistleblower the information, because that’s close to a spy,” Trump said during a private event in New York. “You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right? With spies and treason, right? We used to handle them a little differently than we do now.”

Trump also got backlash from GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger for tweeting out a paraphrase of Pastor Robert Jeffress on “Fox and Friends” Sunday he feared that if the president is successfully removed from office that it will result in a “Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.”

“I have visited nations ravaged by civil war,” Kinzinger tweeted. “@realDonaldTrump I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant.”

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The president on Twitter said that he not only wants to meet his “accuser” –the whistleblower — but the person who provided the whistleblower with the information in his complaint.

“In addition, I want to meet not only my accuser, who presented SECOND & THIRD HAND INFORMATION, but also the person who illegally gave this information, which was largely incorrect, to the ‘Whistleblower,’ Trump tweeted. “Was this person SPYING on the U.S. President? Big Consequences!”

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