Liz Cheney: Ukraine call 'starting to seem like a political set up'

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyHouse passes bipartisan bill to create women's history museum Trump under pressure to renew last nuke treaty with Russia House rejects GOP resolution condemning Pelosi for ripping up Trump's speech MORE (R-Wyo.) called out House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMalaysia says it will choose 5G partners based on own standards, not US recommendations Pelosi warns allies against using Huawei Budget hawks frustrated by 2020 politics in entitlement reform fight MORE (D-Calif.) in a tweet, saying the Ukraine call at the center of a scandal involving President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussian sanctions will boomerang States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash A Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press MORE "is starting to seem like a political set up."   

Cheney cited Pelosi's interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday night, in which the Speaker said she had talked to Trump about the contents of his phone call with the Ukrainian president before it was released to the public.

"This is starting to seem like a political set up. So, Madame Speaker, 'what did you know and when did you know it?" the tweet said.

Pelosi told "60 Minutes" that the president called her to assure her the call was "perfect."

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"He told me it was perfect," she said. "'There was nothing in the call.' But I know what was in the call. I mean, it was in the public domain. He didn’t even know that it was wrong."

The Speaker officially began an impeachment inquiry last week after details of the president's call surfaced in reports.

The White House has since released a memorandum of the call to the public and the whistleblower report to Congress.