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

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyHillicon Valley: House FISA bill in jeopardy | Democrats drop controversial surveillance measure | GOP working on legislation to strip Twitter of federal liability protections The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump ramps up attacks against Twitter The Hill's Coronavirus Report: National Portrait Gallery's Kim Sajet says this era rewiring people's relationship with culture, art; Trump's war with Twitter heats up MORE (R-Wyo.) called out House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Hillicon Valley: Trump signs order targeting social media legal protections | House requests conference with Senate after FISA vote canceled | Minneapolis systems temporarily brought down by hackers MORE (D-Calif.) in a tweet, saying the Ukraine call at the center of a scandal involving President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation Stocks open mixed ahead of Trump briefing on China The island that can save America 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.