1. Wide shot of President Donald Trump in Roosevelt Room
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"The whole thing is a scam, it's a fix. And we wrote a letter yesterday and it probably ends up being a big Supreme Court case. Maybe it goes a long time, I don't know. But the Republican Party has been treated unbelievably badly and unfairly by the Democrats."
3. Wide shot of Trump
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"(Reporter question) If there were a vote in the full House and the vote...
Well yeah, that sounds ok.
(Reporter) When will you cooperate?
Well we would if they give us our rights. It depends. If they vote and say you can't have lawyers, you can ask questions, you can't have anybody present, all of these crazy things. And even some of the reporters said to me it really is an unfair situation."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"(Reporter) If if Pelosi holds a vote on the floor on impeachment and commits to the rules of previous impeachment proceedings, you'll participate in that investigation?
Yeah. If the rules are fair, because I don't know. I don't know exactly your definition. If Republicans get a fair shake, because the Republicans have been, look, we were very nice to them. When Paul Ryan was the Speaker, he really wouldn't give subpoenas."
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"(Reporter) Joe Biden came out for the first time today and said you should be impeached. Your response?
So Biden is dropping like a rock. I don't think he's gonna make it. I didn't think he was gonna make it for a long time. I don't think he's gonna make it. And I guess this is one way he can do it. You know he didn't say that until right now and he sees what's happening to him. I guess he's no longer the front runner. But look, I feel badly for him because I know he's going through a lot. He's been hit and he's been caught red handed. I mean here's a man who is on tape saying exactly what he's going to do in terms of corruption and he gets away with it. If that ever happened to a Republican, they'd be getting the electric chair right now. They'd be right now being walked into the electric chair. It's a whole different standard. What Joe Biden said on tape this isn't like gee whiz we think. What he said on tape, and the fake media doesn't want to play the tape, they hardly play it. So I feel you know, that it's too bad what's happened to him. He's sinking and his campaign is sinking. But he walked away with hundreds of, I mean you look at the kind of numbers his son who is at best incompetent, got thrown out of the Navy. I don't even want to say why."
9. Wide shot of Trump speaking
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"Well the NBA is a different thing. I mean I watch this guy Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors coach) He was like a little boy. He was so scared to be even answering the question, he couldn't answer the question, he was shaking, Oh I don't know. I don't know. He didn't know how to answer the question. And he had he'll talk about the United States very badly. I watched Popovich (San Antonio coach Greg Popovich), sort of the same thing but he didn't look quite as scared actually. But they talk badly about the United States but when it talks about China they don't want to say anything bad. I thought it was pretty sad actually. It'll be, it'll be very, it'll be very interesting. Excuse me?
(Reporter) Are you OK then with the Chinese government pressuring the NBA over Hong Kong?
They have to work out their own situation. The NBA, they know what they're doing. But I watched the way that like Kerr and Popovich and some of the others were pandering to China and yet to our own country they don't, its like they don't respect it. It's like they don't respect it. I said, what a difference. Isn't it sad. It's very sad. To me it's very sad."
President Donald Trump is predicting that his impeachment fight with House Democrats could end up at the Supreme Court.
Trump answered questions Wednesday on the White House's refusal to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry into his dealings with Ukraine.
His lawyers sent a letter to House Democratic leaders Tuesday declaring a full halt to cooperation with what the administration termed an "illegitimate" probe, in part because a formal vote has not taken place.
Officials declined to say Tuesday what it would take for the White House to change its mind.
But Trump told reporters he might consider cooperating if there is a vote, but only "if Republicans," who are a minority, "get a fair shake" and additional power.
Asked about the comments of former Vice President Joe Biden, who said for the first time Wednesday that Trump should be impeached, Trump brushed them off, saying Biden's presidential campaign is "dropping like a rock."
Trump said Biden is no longer the Democratic frontrunner, adding that he feels "badly for him," before continuing attacks on Biden's son Hunter.
Trump also blasted two NBA (National Basketball Association) coaches for "talking badly about the United States," but "pandering to China" amid the league's ongoing dispute with China regarding Hong Kong protests.
Several Chinese companies have cut ties with the NBA following a tweet from the general manager of the Houston Rockets supporting demonstrators in Hong Kong.
Asked whether he is ok with the Chinese government pressuring the NBA, Trump said, "They have to work out their own situation. The NBA, they know what they're doing."
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