Trump Asks if Rep. Schiff Should be Tried for Treason

President Donald Trump, whose tweets have been declared officials statements by the President, was in fighting form Monday with a string of tweets attacking his critics.  

He asked whether Rep. Adam Schiff should be arrested for treason, said that the Bidens (his likely Democratic opponent, former VP Joe Biden and son, Hunter) were corrupt, and said the media, perhaps his favorite target, might be even more corrupt than the Bidens. 


The President also tried to explain why he was seeking Ukraine's help in investigating the Bidens over to-date uncorroborated allegations of corruption:


Schiff (D-Calif.) is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a leader in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump over his conversation with the president of Ukraine, as revealed by a complaint by a government whistleblower

The President also lit into the whistleblower, calling him "fake," as he does the mainstream media. 


The Washington Post was reporting Sunday that Schiff said he had a deal to hear testimony from the whistleblower.

In a video posted on Twitter Saturday (Sept. 28), 


President Trump called the impeachment inquiry "the single greatest scam in the history of American politics" and said Democrats were trying to take away "everything," including  Americans' freedom and their vote.  

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.