President Trump Speaks to Reporters Before Departure
ATTACKING POLITICAL OPPONENTS AND DISSENTERS
UNDERMINING DOJ INTEGRITY AND IMPARTIALITY
Well, they shouldn’t be having public hearings. This is a hoax. This is just like the Russian witch hunt. This is just a continuation. When you look at the lawyer for the whistleblower, I thought it ended when they found out that the lawyer was so compromised. I mean, the lawyer is a bad guy. So, you look at that. I thought that was the end of it. No, this is just a continuation of the hoax. It’s a disgraceful thing. […] We are looking for corruption. We’re giving hundreds of millions of dollars, and we’re looking for corruption. And all you have to do is take a look at Biden, and you’ll see tremendous corruption, because what he did is quid pro quo times 10. […] And the tape shows that Joe Biden is a crook. He’s 100 percent crooked. And the fake news, which is you and you — you don’t want to do anything about it. His son walked out with millions of dollars from Ukraine, millions of dollars from China. He doesn’t know anything. He walked away with a stash. It’s a corrupt deal. It’s a corrupt enterprise. […] So I think, in light of all of the things going on — and you know what I mean by that: the fake news, the Comeys of the world, all of the bad things that went on. It’s called the “swamp.” And you know what happened and you know what I did? A big favor. I caught the swamp. I caught them all. Let’s see what happens. Nobody else could have done that but me. I caught all of this corruption that was going on, and nobody else could have done it. […] And I’ll tell you, the whistleblower — I call him the “fake whistleblower.” He gave a fake report of my phone call. And when I did it — all of a sudden, when I released that call, all of a sudden, everybody disappeared. The whistleblower disappeared. What ever happened to the second whistleblower? Why isn’t the first whistleblower going to testify anymore? You know why? Because everything he wrote in that report, almost, was a lie. Because he made a phony phone call. My phone call was perfect. He made it sound bad. That’s why I had to release. Now they — so the whistleblower is a disgrace to our country. A disgrace. And the whistleblower, because of that, should be revealed. And his lawyer — who said the worst things possible, two years ago — he should be sued, and maybe for treason. Maybe for treason. But he should be sued. His lawyer is a disgrace. A disgrace.