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Trump Rips Dems Over Impeachment ‘Hoax’ In Oval Meeting With Erdogan

President Donald Trump slammed the House impeachment inquiry during an Oval Office meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, calling it a “witch hunt” and a “hoax.”

During his tirade, Trump said he had been too busy to watch the hearing and hadn’t been briefed, while accusing House Democrats of using “television lawyers” to conduct their questioning.

“I’m too busy to watch it. It’s a witch hunt, it’s a hoax, I’m too busy to watch it. So, I’m sure I’ll get a report,” Trump told reporters when asked whether he had been watching the hearing.

“There’s nothing — I have not been briefed. There’s nothing there. I see they’re using lawyers that are television lawyers, they took some guys off television. You know. I’m not surprised to see it, because [House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam] Schiff can’t do his own questions,” Trump continued.

Trump is meeting with Erdoğan at the White House and will hold a joint press conference with him later Wednesday afternoon.

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