Trump bemoans ‘stigma’ of impeachment | TheHill

Trump bemoans 'stigma' of impeachment | TheHill.

by Justine Coleman · January 12, 2020
President Trump in a tweet on bemoaned the “stigma” of impeachment, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) prepares to send House-passed articles of impeachment against him to the Senate as early as this week.

The president in his post again condemned House Democrats for impeaching him and claiming that he did “NOTHING wrong.”

“Why should I have the stigma of Impeachment attached to my name when I did NOTHING wrong?” he asked.

“Read the Transcripts! A totally partisan Hoax, never happened before,” he added. “House Republicans voted 195-0, with three Dems voting with the Republicans. Very unfair to tens of millions of voters!”

Why should I have the stigma of Impeachment attached to my name when I did NOTHING wrong? Read the Transcripts! A totally partisan Hoax, never happened before. House Republicans voted 195-0, with three Dems voting with the Republicans. Very unfair to tens of millions of voters!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2020
Trump in a separate tweet said Pelosi allowed House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to embellish the contents of president’s phone call with the Ukrainian president, which sparked the impeachment inquiry.

“Why did Nervous Nancy allow corrupt politician Shifty Schiff to lie before Congress?” he posted. “He must be a Witness, and so should she!”

Why did Nervous Nancy allow corrupt politician Shifty Schiff to lie before Congress? He must be a Witness, and so should she!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2020
The president’s tweets came after Pelosi and Schiff appeared in separate broadcast interviews.

Both lawmakers said that the House might subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton, who has said he was willing to testify before the Senate. Pelosi also said it was possible that other articles of impeachment against the president would be submitted.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said there will be no new witnesses or new documentation in a Senate trial, at least before the opening statements.

The Hill · by Justine Coleman · January 12, 2020

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