News of his impending impeachment inquiry by the House of Representatives had President Donald Trump making some wilder than normal claims.
Yes, it can get stranger.
While speaking to reporters at the United Nations, a member of the press brought up a well that the GOP keeps going back to:
"But her emails!"
After the reporter asked what Trump thought of the idea of Hillary Clinton's "missing emails" possibly being "in the Ukraine," the President grasped that straw.
"I think they could be. They could very well be. Boy, I like that question!"
He then added:
"I think one of the greatest crimes committed by Hillary Clinton deleting 33,000 emails after Congress sends her a subpoena."
The order to delete the emails was made by a Clinton staffer happened months before the subpoena was sent. But the staffer tasked with the job failed to do it when first asked.
By contrast, the Trump administration has ignored repeated subpoenas from Congress.
People were not buying what the President was selling. Especially since this particular conspiracy theory has been debunked many times.
The transcript shows Donald Trump tried to conscript Ukraine's president into reviving a debunked conspiracy theory… https://t.co/cBJJe8OnlC— kpoulsen (@kpoulsen)1569444238.0
@kpoulsen @MaddowBlog https://t.co/rHqsldyeQ6— Peter Pasquier 🐝👕🏆 (@Peter Pasquier 🐝👕🏆)1569447738.0
NEW: Trump's weird reference to Crowdstrike? It's part of a bonkers conspiracy theory designed to undercut Trump's… https://t.co/OMdmYi6nTn— Noah Shachtman (@Noah Shachtman)1569444081.0
@ImNotOfThisWorl @GOP FYI, https://t.co/hO3zwz93y0— Vera K (@Vera K)1569462583.0
@ImNotOfThisWorl No Trump is a master manipulator and expert in deflection. The Crowdstrike conspiracy was debunked… https://t.co/LwOBg2cjfm— Vera K (@Vera K)1569465950.0
@RONCOULTER @toddschnitt @realDonaldTrump Trump still believes crazy conspiracy theories that Ukraine has Hillary’s… https://t.co/KGqtkJ4ZLI— michele (@michele)1569471982.0
@kpoulsen @MaddowBlog Wow, that means that he was still working for Russia by trying to corrupt the new Ukrainian P… https://t.co/xUDxML4MK0— Lovina Box (@Lovina Box)1569459312.0
People had questions about the President's health.
@kpoulsen @MaddowBlog King-Trump has NO Honor or integrity he has the balls to say to the press that they are fake… https://t.co/ZQRTxh1wpz— Steve, Wise Owl (@Steve, Wise Owl)1569447265.0
@kpoulsen @MaddowBlog Whistling to his suporters https://t.co/078si4tKLc— Relms (@Relms)1569447990.0
@kpoulsen https://t.co/WRq5kJmFWN— Bill Browning (@Bill Browning)1569464867.0
Buckle up, folks. It's going to be a bumpy ride.
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