September 17, 2021

Trump rips impeachment as ‘single greatest scam’ | TheHill

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi: Impeachment worth losing House in 2020 Pelosi: Turning Texas blue is ‘our hope for the future’ State Dept. ramps up probe into Clinton email server: report MORE lashed out at House Democrats on Saturday in a video message accusing the party of attempting to undo his agenda and past accomplishments in office through impeachment.

Trump tweeted a video arguing that an impeachment probe launched by House Democrats this week amounted to “the single greatest scam in the history of American politics.”

“The Democrats want to take away your guns, they want to take away your healthcare, they want to take away your vote, they want to take away your freedom, they want to take away your judges,” Trump said in the video.

“It’s all very simple: They’re trying to stop me, because I’m fighting for you,” the president continued.

They are trying to stop ME, because I am fighting for YOU! pic.twitter.com/xiw4jtjkNl

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 28, 2019

Trump’s remarks came days after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Impeachment worth losing House in 2020 Pelosi: Turning Texas blue is ‘our hope for the future’ Trump rips impeachment as ‘single greatest scam’ MORE (D-Calif.) announced that he would be the target of a formal impeachment inquiry in the House.

Democrats are investigating the newest scandal engulfing Trump’s administration: Trump’s contacts with Ukraine’s president about the launch of an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump rips impeachment as ‘single greatest scam’ Liberals keep foot on the gas on impeachment Sunday shows lineup: Trump impeachment dominates the talk circuit MORE.

Democrats argued that a readout of Trump’s conversation with Volodymyr Zelensky showed clear efforts by Trump to put undue pressure on Ukraine’s government in order to convince Zelensky to launch a criminal probe into Biden, currently a top 2020 Democratic primary contender.

Trump and his allies have argued that the president was within his rights to suggest Zelensky launch the investigation, and claim that the president put no improper pressure on Zelensky during their conversations.

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John Bowden
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