Trump Lashes Out At Dems After They Announce Articles Of Impeachment: “Sheer Political Madness!”

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump alleging “abuse of power and obstruction of Congress” regarding his interactions with Ukraine, despite going to the court to obtain documents.

Democratic committee leaders, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), outlined their “so-called impeachment” in a news conference on Tuesday, and then left without taking questions. President Trump swiftly fired back on Twitter.

Nadler previewed two articles “charging the president with high crimes and misdemeanors.” He said the first is dedicated to “abuse of power,” alleging the president has “exercised the powers of his office for his personal benefit while ignoring or injuring the public interest.” Nadler said Trump put himself before country while endangering national security and America’s democracy, reported Fox News.

“Trump has engaged in unprecedented, categorical, and indiscriminate defiance of the impeachment inquiry,” Nadler claimed, as he announced the second article focused on obstruction of Congress, adding, “The integrity of our next election is at risk from our president who already sought foreign interference in the 2016 and now 2020 elections.”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D- CA) called impeachment “an extraordinary remedy.”

“He has given us no choice,” Schiff claimed of President Trump. “To do nothing would make ourselves complicit in the president’s abuse of his high office,” further alleging that the House can’t wait for documents because President Trump is going to “cheat” in the 2020 election with foreign help. (Continued Below)

Trump fired back minutes later, blasting the entire inquiry as a “WITCH HUNT!” — the same term he used during the Mueller investigation.

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham slammed the announcement as part of Democrats’ bid to “overturn the votes” of 63 million Americans who supported Trump in 2016. “Today, in a baseless and partisan attempt to undermine a sitting President, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats announced the pre-determined outcome of their sham impeachment – something they have been seeking since before President Trump was inaugurated,” she said in a statement.

The impeachment articles unveiled Tuesday accuse Trump of “soliciting the interference of a foreign government” and doing so for “corrupt purposes,” explicitly accusing him of conditioning two official acts — releasing the foreign aid and holding a White House meeting with Zelensky — on the announcement of an investigation. The aid was eventually released without such an announcement from Ukraine’s president, as reported by Fox News. (Continued Below)

The President also tweeted on Tuesday: “To Impeach a President who has proven through results, including producing perhaps the strongest economy in our country’s history, to have one of the most successful presidencies ever, and most importantly, who has done NOTHING wrong, is sheer Political Madness! #2020Election”

“Nadler just said that I ‘pressured Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 Election.’ Ridiculous, and he knows that is not true. Both the President & Foreign Minister of Ukraine said, many times, that there ‘WAS NO PRESSURE.’ Nadler and the Dems know this, but refuse to acknowledge! President Trump continued.

“Shifty Schiff, a totally corrupt politician, made up a horrible and fraudulent statement, read it to Congress, and said those words came from me. He got caught, was very embarrassed, yet nothing happened to him for committing this fraud. He’ll eventually have to answer for this!” the president predicted, adding, “Read the Transcripts! ‘us’ is a reference to USA, not me!”

Meanwhile, President Trump is holding a rally in Hershey, PA Tuesday evening. (Continued Below)

President Trump’s official tweets:

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House Democrats’ news conference:

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(Related: Pres Trump Vows To ‘Clean The Swamp’ As Pelosi Asks House Dems To Proceed With Articles Of Impeachment)

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