Trump Accuses Adam Schiff Of Releasing ‘Doctored Transcripts’ From House Depositions

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President Donald Trump accused House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of doctoring impeachment inquiry transcripts on Monday, a claim that appears to have been made without evidence.

“Shifty Adam Schiff will only release doctored transcripts,” Trump tweeted. “We haven’t even seen the documents and are restricted from (get this) having a lawyer. Republicans should put out their own transcripts! Schiff must testify as to why he MADE UP a statement from me, and read it to all!”

House Democrats have slowly been releasing transcripts from the closed door depositions conducted before the official vote to open an impeachment inquiry against the president. House Republicans have not publicly questioned the accuracy of any of the transcripts, some of which include those from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Dr. Fiona Hill. (RELATED: House Democrats Release Transcripts Of Kurt Volker And Gordon Sondland Depositions)

The president noted that Schiff previously gave a false account of his July 25 phone call with Ukraine, but did not explain why he believes the deposition transcripts have been doctored.