TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Only seven minutes after the US President began his first news conference since House Democrats opened a formal impeachment inquiry, MSNBC cut from his press conference on Wednesday, claiming Trump was repeating lies about his political rival Joe Biden.

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“We hate to do this, really, but the president isn’t telling the truth,” MSNBC host Nicole Wallace said as the network cut from Trump’s speech, the Hill reported.

“These allegations against Joe Biden and Hunter Biden that he’s repeating have been investigated by the Ukrainians. … The Wall Street Journal included in their report on Friday that the Ukrainians view this issue as having been investigated and adjudicated,” Wallace said.

Trump’s press conference followed US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) Tuesday announcement that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump.

“What’s amazing is that what Trump appears to be trying to do is to turn his own impeachment into a big deflection,” Wallace said.

The impeachment inquiry comes as Congress is looking into a whistleblower complaint about Trump’s call with a foreign nation.

The White House released a memo Wednesday of a partial transcript of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that shows Trump asked the foreign leader for “a favor” before asking him to look into former Vice President Biden, a leading 2020 Democratic candidate.