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Trump At NATO Summit: "Adam Schiff Is A Deranged Human Being," "He's A Liar"


President Trump complained that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is a "deranged human being" and a "liar" when asked about the House impeachment inquiry during a press appearance Tuesday with Canadian President Justin Trudeau at a NATO summit in London.

Trump complained about the impeachment process in the House and said he would be happy to send his people to testify in the Senate trial "when it is fair."

REPORTER: You maintained in a number of these sessions that you've done nothing wrong with your conduct with Ukraine. Why won't you permit the secretary of state or the acting White House chief of staff to testify?

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I would. I would like for them to testify. These are very unfair hearings. They give these unfair, witch hunt hearings -- as an example, I just heard today, they get three Constitutional lawyers. It's all nonsense, just wasting their time, and we get one. Okay. Nobody needs to know anything about Constitutional law.

But they get three and we get one. That's not sounding too good. That's the way it is. For the hearings, we don't get a lawyer, we don't get any witnesses, we want Biden, we want the son, Hunter. Where is Hunter? We want the son, we want Schiff. We want to interview these people. They said no, you can't do it. We can't do it.

So, when it's fair, and it will be fair in the Senate, I would love to have Mike Pompeo, love to have Mick, love to have Rick Perry and many other people testify, but I don't want them to testify when this is a total fix. You know what a fix is? It's a fix.

Just think of it. I don't think anybody is going to watch it. I'm not going to watch it. I'm going to be doing this. It's much more exciting. Tomorrow, think of it. They get three constitutional lawyers and we get one. That's not even smart. They take three and they give us one. Whoever heard of anything like that. I want them to testify, but I want them to testify in the Senate where they'll get a fair trial.

REPORTER: What do you want to learn from the Adam Schiff testimony?

TRUMP: From which?

REPORTER: From Adam Schiff testifying.

TRUMP: I learn nothing from Adam Schiff. I think he's a maniac. I think Adam Schiff is a deranged human being. I think he grew up with a complex for lots of reasons that are obvious. I think he's a very sick man and he lies. Adam Schiff made up my conversation with the President of Ukraine. One of the reasons people keep talking about it is that's what they saw.

We have a beautiful three or four-page transcription. On the other case, a two-page transcription of the conversation. A lot of people didn't read that. How many people call you? A friend of mine, a great friend of mine called and said, gee, I didn't like what was said. I said, where did you see it? Did you read it? No, I didn't read it. I heard Adam Schiff give it. I said that's not what was said.

I sent him a copy of what was said. He said this isn't what he said. This guy is sick. He made up the conversation. He lied. If he didn't do that in the halls of Congress, he'd be thrown in jail. He did it in the halls of Congress, he's given immunity. This is a sick person. He's a liar. By the way, Nancy Pelosi knew he was lying and she went on the show, Stephanopoulos and said he told the truth. She was lying, too. These people are deranged.

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