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

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyMcCarthy faces pushback from anxious Republicans over interview comments Steve King defends past comments on white supremacy, blasts NYT and GOP leaders in fiery floor speech GOP lawmakers distance themselves from Trump comments on transfer of power MORE (R-Wyo.) called out House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump predicts GOP will win the House Hillicon Valley: Five takeaways on new election interference from Iran, Russia | Schumer says briefing on Iranian election interference didn't convince him effort was meant to hurt Trump | Republicans on Senate panel subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs | On The Money: Pelosi cites progress, but says COVID-19 relief deal might be post-election | Eviction crisis sparked by pandemic disproportionately hits minorities | Weekly jobless claims fall to 787K MORE (D-Calif.) in a tweet, saying the Ukraine call at the center of a scandal involving President TrumpDonald John TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' 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.