Trump threatens to sue Schiff and Pelosi

President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization MORE on Saturday night lambasted the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, saying his administration would look into possibly suing Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSenators shed masks after CDC lifts mandate House extends proxy voting to July On The Money: IRS to start monthly payments of child tax credit July 15 | One-fourth of Americans took financial hits in 2020: Fed MORE (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday shows - Cheney removal, CDC guidance reverberate Schiff: Biden administration needs to 'push harder' to stop violence in Mideast Sunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans MORE (D-Calif.) over the probe. 

"We're going to take a look at it. We're going after these people. These are bad, bad people," Trump said while speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. 


"I actually told my lawyer, I said sue [Schiff] anyway. I said, even if we lose, the American public will understand," Trump said of Schiff, who is helping lead the House's impeachment inquiry. 

"And sue Nancy Pelosi, or maybe we should just impeach them, because they’re lying and what they’re doing is a terrible thing for our country."

The U.S. Constitution stipulates that members of Congress cannot be impeached. 

A wave of revelations regarding Trump's efforts to encourage Ukraine into investigating 2020 presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden's quiet diplomacy under pressure as Israel-Hamas fighting intensifies Overnight Defense: Administration approves 5M arms sale to Israel | Biden backs ceasefire in call with Netanyahu | Military sexual assault reform push reaches turning point CDC mask update sparks confusion, opposition MORE and his son led Pelosi to shift her long-standing position last month and announce a formal impeachment inquiry. 

The inquiry centers around a whistleblower complaint filed within the intelligence community and focused on the president's interactions with the Ukrainian president. Trump is accused of carrying out a broad effort to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy to find dirt on the Biden family. 

A White House memorandum of the leaders' July 25 phone call confirms that Trump asked Zelensky to work with his personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani asks judge to block review of records seized in raid of home, office Journalism dies in newsroom cultures where 'fairness is overrated' Giuliani hires attorneys who defended Harvey Weinstein MORE, and Attorney General William BarrBill BarrGraham: 'I accept the results of the election' Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Lawyer for former officer charged in George Floyd death alleges witness coercion MORE on the probe. 

Multiple House committees, including the one led by Schiff, have called for documents and depositions from numerous Trump administration officials as part of the inquiry, however the White House has vowed to not cooperate. 

Trump has repeatedly decried the impeachment inquiry, often referring to it as a "coup" and a "witch hunt." During a campaign rally on Friday, he suggested that the impeachment inquiry showed Pelosi “hates the United States of America.” 

Pelosi's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's latest remarks.