US President Donald Trump called “sick people” those who continue to accuse him of colluding with Russia.
“Little pencil neck Adam Schiff (Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee) … He has the smallest, thinnest neck I have ever seen. He is not a long-ball hitter. But I saw him today — ‘well, we don’t really know, there could still have been some Russia collusion.’ Sick. Sick. These are sick people… These are sick people and there has to be accountability because it’s all lies and they know it’s lies.”
Schiff, after the Democratic Party gained control of the House of Representatives in November 2018, headed the Intelligence Committee there. In an interview with the Washington Post, he recently expressed confidence in the existence of a conspiracy. Earlier on Thursday, all Republican congressmen on the Committee, which is headed by Schiff, demanded that he resign.
Trump also criticized another Democrat Jerrold Nadler, who promised to call Attorney General William Barr to testify on the basis of a “Russian investigation.”
“They did it all because they refused to really accept the results, of one of the greatest presidential elections, probably No. 1 in our history,” Trump said.
He recalled that even those media outlets that he now called “fake” did not dare to publish a dossier about his ties with Russia before the 2016 elections, although it was at their disposal.
“After three years of lies and smears and slander, the Russia hoax is finally dead. The collusion delusion is over … The Russia witch hunt was a plan by those who lost the election to try and illegally regain power by framing innocent Americans – many of them, they suffered – with an elaborate hoax,” the president said.
The US Justice Department published the main findings of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller on the basis of the “Russian investigation.” Mueller concluded that neither Donald Trump nor his team were in collusion with Russia. The US Justice Department also believes that Trump did not interfere with the investigation.