Trump says Republicans should release their own transcripts in impeachment probe

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE suggested Sunday that Republicans should release their own versions of transcripts of interviews in the House's ongoing impeachment inquiry.

In a tweet, Trump claimed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffPelosi forms House committee to oversee coronavirus response 5 reasons Democrats fear Trump's coronavirus briefings Democrats introduce bill to set up commission to review coronavirus response MORE (D-Calif.) "will change the words that were said to suit the Dems purposes." His tweet came as Schiff said Democrats were planning to release transcripts of the interviews held in the probe so far.

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"If Shifty Adam Schiff, who is a corrupt politician who fraudulently made up what I said on the 'call,' is allowed to release transcripts of the Never Trumpers & others that are & were interviewed, he will change the words that were said to suit the Dems purposes," he tweeted.

"Republicans should give their own transcripts of the interviews to contrast with Schiff’s manipulated propaganda. House Republicans must have nothing to do with Shifty’s rendition of those interviews. He is a proven liar, leaker & freak who is really the one who should be impeached!" Trump added.

Trump is a vocal critic of Schiff, whom he has accused without evidence of being in contact with a whistleblower whose complaint to the intelligence community's inspector general about Trump's phone call with Ukraine's president is credited with sparking the impeachment inquiry.

The House voted this week on procedures for the inquiry, a major step toward formally impeaching Trump. The White House has refused to cooperate in the process, while Republicans have criticized it as overly secretive and partisan.