Trump campaign: Whistleblower complaint 'even bigger hoax than the Russia delusion'

Trump campaign: Whistleblower complaint 'even bigger hoax than the Russia delusion'
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The Trump campaign said the whistleblower complaint is "an even bigger hoax than the Russia delusion," according to a statement released Thursday.

The response comes after the release of the whistleblower complaint on Thursday, which alleges that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE sought to enlist Ukraine's help in the 2020 election by mounting a corruption investigation against former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Democratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida Harris faces pivotal moment with Supreme Court battle MORE

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"This whistleblower complaint is an even bigger hoax than the Russia delusion," said the Trump campaign's national press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany. "It’s built on second-hand information echoed by the biased fake news media."

McEnany said in the release that the complaint was "cobbled together by a partisan bureaucrat with 'no direct knowledge.'"

"Democrats are trying to block the inevitable re-election of President Trump because they know they can’t beat him fair and square at the ballot box," McEnany also said.

 

 

The press release followed a contentious House Intelligence Committee hearing where acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified about the whistleblower report.

House Democrats this week started a formal impeachment inquiry after reports of the whistleblower surfaced.