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

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a tweet, saying the Ukraine call at the center of a scandal involving President Trump “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.”

{mosads}”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. 

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