(CNSNews.com) – China and Ukraine should investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, President Donald Trump said Thursday.
Speaking to reporters prior to heading to Florida, the president was asked what he hoped Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would do about the Bidens after his phone call with Ukraine.
“Well, I would think if they were honest about it, they'd start a major investigation into the Bidens. It's a very simple answer. They should investigate the Bidens, because how does a company that's newly formed, and all these companies – and by the way, likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine,” Trump said.
"So I would say that President Zelenskiy, if it were me, I would recommend that they start an investigation into the Bidens because nobody has any doubt that they weren't crooked. That was a crooked deal, 100 percent. He had no knowledge of energy, didn't know the first thing about it, all of a sudden he's getting $50,000 a month plus a lot of other things,” the president said.
“Nobody has any doubt, and they got rid of a prosecutor who was a very tough prosecutor. They got rid of him. Now they're trying to make it the opposite way, but they got rid. So if I were the president, I would certainly recommend that of Ukraine," he said.
As to whether he asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help investigate the Bidens, Trump said, “I haven't, but it's certainly something we can start thinking about, because I'm sure that President Xi does not like being under that kind of scrutiny where billions of dollars is taken out of his country by a guy that just got kicked out of the Navy. He got kicked out of the Navy. All of a sudden he's getting billions of dollars. You know what they call that? They call that a payoff."
Asked whether the White House should comply with the subpoenas issued by Congress regarding the whistleblower complaint, Trump said, “Well, I leave that to the lawyers.”
He said House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is a proven “liar.”
“We've known it for three years, because they've been trying to impeach for three years. He's a stone cold liar, so I leave that to the lawyers. That's up to them to decide but the whole investigation is crumbling," the president said.
Trump said the whistleblower’s complaint was “totally inaccurate” because the phone call was “absolutely perfect, and most people that have read it say the same thing.”
“The whistleblower never saw the conversation. He got his information I guess second- or third-hand. He wrote something that was totally fiction, and now when people see that, they’re not happy,” he said.
Trump said he read Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) statement Tuesday, “and he read my phone call, and, as you know, he put out a statement that said that was the most innocent phone call he's read, and I spoke to him about it too.”
“He read my phone call with the president of Ukraine - Mitch McConnell. He said that was the most innocent phone call that I've read. I mean, give me a break. Anybody that reads it says the same thing, and the only people that don't understand is when they look at the false, fabricated, fraudulent statement made by 'Shifty' Schiff,” the president said.
"I think Biden is going down, and I think his whole situation – because now you may very well find that there are many other countries that they scammed, just like they scammed China and Ukraine. And basically who are they really scamming? The USA, and it's not good,” Trump said.
“And that's probably why China for so many years has had a sweetheart deal where China rips off the USA because they deal with people like Biden where they give the son a billion and a half dollars, and that's probably why China has such a sweetheart deal that for so many years they've been ripping off our country," he said.