Trump lashes out on eve of impeachment
President Trump issues six-page letter blasting the impeachment process ahead of an expected Wednesday vote.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) — On the eve of an expected impeachment vote, President Trump defended himself Tuesday in a six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, decrying the process as an “illegal partisan attempted coup” and accusing Pelosi of “declaring open war on American democracy.”
“They know it’s a hoax, it’s a witch hunt going on almost three years,” Mr. Trump said while speaking to reporters at the White House.
The House will vote on two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rivals while withholding military aid, and obstruction of Congress.
Republicans are already looking ahead to a Senate trial where they’ll run the show. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has denied the Democrats’ request to call White House witnesses.