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Trump blasts Pelosi in letter on eve of possible House impeachment

12172019
Posted at 9:12 PM, Dec 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump has expressed his displeasure many times over efforts to impeach him, but this time he has done it in writing to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the eve of a House impeachment vote.

In a scolding six-page letter, the President says, "By proceeding with your invalid impeachment, you are violating your oaths of office, you are breaking your allegiance to the Constitution, and you are
declaring open war on American Democracy."

The rebuke comes a day after the House Judiciary Committee outlined criminal bribery and wire-fraud charges as part of an Article of Impeachment claiming abuse of power. The other alleges Trump
obstructed Congress.

Speaker Pelosi told reporters Tuesday evening the charges leveled by the President in the letter are "ridiculous" and "sick".

Trump is scheduled to speak at a "Merry Christmas Campaign Rally" on Wednesday at 7 p.m., at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. It was back on September 24 that Pelosi launched an impeachment inquiry, claiming
Trump threatened in a July phone call to withhold military aid to Ukraine as a bargaining chip to get that nation's president to look into Joe and Hunter Biden's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

President Trump tells Speaker Pelosi in the letter that her claim of 'Abuse of Power' is a "completely disingenous, meritless and baseless invention of your imagination." Trump says the other claim of
'Obstruction of Congress' is "preposterous and dangerous."

Most political pundits expect the Democrat-led U.S. House of Representatives will vote overwhelminghly for impeachment, with the U.S. Senate shooting it down once it heads to the upper chamber of Congress.

Presidents Bill Clinton and Andrew Jackson are the only two U.S. presidents that have been impeached by the House.