Trump unloads to Fox News as impeachment threat heightens

But if House lawmakers do send articles of impeachment to the Senate, Trump said he would like to see testimony by House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the leader of the Democratic inquiry.

“Well, there’s only one person I want more than ‘Where’s Hunter,’” Trump said, referring to former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.

“The one I want to testify most is ‘Shifty Schiff,’ and I want to find out why did he make up my statement?” Trump said. “He made up my statement, and I want to find that out. Why did ‘Shifty Schiff’ — who’s a crooked politician, he’s a corrupt politician — why did he make up my statement?”

The president in recent weeks has repeatedly needled Schiff for reading aloud an exaggerated version of Trump’s July phone call with Ukraine’s leader, during which he pressured his foreign counterpart to investigate political rivals including the Bidens.