Daily US Times: President Donald Trump sent a six-page irate letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi protesting his impeachment process on the eve of full House vote on his impeachment.
Trump accused Pelosi of declaring ‘open war on American democracy’. Pelosi downed the letter as ‘very sick’.
The letter sent on Tuesday in which Trump wrote to Pelosi ‘You have cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment!’ Impeachment vote against Trump will be held on Wednesday over allegations he abused his power pressuring Ukraine for personal political gain. As the House is dominated by the Democrats, Trump is expected to me impeached. If he impeached in the House, it would force the Senate for an impeachment trial for Trump.
In his letter, Trump claimed he has been ‘deprived of basic Constitutional Due Process from the beginning of this impeachment scam’ and ‘denied the most fundamental rights afforded by the Constitution, including the right to present evidence’.
‘More due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials’, he added.
But in fact, the President was publicly invited the House Judiciary Committee to give evidence in the impeachment process, which would allow his legal team to question witnesses. But Trump declined the invitation.
‘I have no doubt the American people will hold you and the Democrats fully responsible in the upcoming 2020 election. They will not soon forgive your perversion of justice and abuse of power.’
President wrote, ‘Even worse than offending the Founding Fathers, you are offending Americans of faith by continually saying ‘I pray for the President,’ when you know this statement is not true, unless it is meant in a negative sense.’
Pelosi announced Wednesday vote on impeachment in a statement where she said the House would ‘exercise one of the most solemn powers granted to us by the constitution’.
She said ‘During this very prayerful moment in our nation’s history, we must honour our oath to support and defend our constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.’
If Trump is impeached on Wednesday, he will be the third President in US history to be impeached. His impeachment process then goes to senate for trial where Senators from both parties are obliged to act as independent jurors.
The Democratic Minority Senate Leader Chuck Schumer said “If articles of impeachment are sent to the Senate, every single senator will take an oath to render ‘impartial justice’. Making sure the Senate conducts a fair and honest trial that allows all the facts to come out is paramount.”