US President Donald Trump on Tuesday told the opposition Democrats’ leader in Congress that impeachment is an attempted “coup” that is “subverting America’s democracy.” Trump told Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives, that “history will judge you harshly.” He is also accused of obstructing Congress by refusing to cooperate with the impeachment probe, barring staff from testifying and holding back documentary evidence.
In remarks to reporters in the Oval Office, Trump rejected that he’d done anything wrong.
“It’s a total sham,” he said.
Asked if he took any responsibility for the crisis, he said: “I don’t take any, zero to put it mildly.”
In the letter, which ended with Trump’s usual over-sized signature in thick black pen, he accused Pelosi of being the culprit.
“You are the ones interfering in America’s elections. You are the ones subverting America’s Democracy. You are the ones Obstructing Justice. You are the ones bringing pain and suffering to our Republic for your own selfish personal, political, and partisan gain,” he wrote.
“This is nothing more than an illegal, partisan attempted coup that will, based on recent sentiment, badly fail at the voting booth,” he wrote.
US lawmakers will take a historic and highly anticipated vote on impeaching President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the leading Democrat in Congress said. “Tomorrow the House of Representatives will exercise one of the most solemn powers granted to us by the Constitution as we vote to approve two articles of impeachment against the president of the United States,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to Democratic colleagues on Tuesday. Trump would be the third president in American history to be impeached.
“During this very prayerful moment in our nation’s history, we must honour our oath to support and defend our constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic,” she added.
Last week, Trump said it was unfair that he was being impeached as he had done no wrong and the country under him was doing quite good. “It’s not fair that I’m being Impeached when I’ve done absolutely nothing wrong!,” Trump said in a tweet.