President Trump’s deputy counsel Mike Purpura started off the first day of defense arguments in the Senate impeachment trial by attacking the credibility of Rep. Adam Schiff.
On Saturday, Purpura showed video a of Schiff giving a false reading of the supposed transcript of Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky.
In the clip, Schiff exaggerates the transcript of the call. Schiff later claimed it was a “parody.”
“That's fake! That's not the real call,” Purpura said. “That's not the evidence here. That's not the transcript that Mr. Cipollone just referenced. And we can shrug it off and say we were making light or a joke. But that was in a hearing in the United States House of Representatives discussing the removal of the President of the United States from office. There are very few things, if any, that can be as grave and as serious.”