Trump Calls on the Senate to Force Whistleblower to Testify
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While speaking with reporters on Friday, President Donald Trump opened up about the possibility of a Senate impeachment trial.
The President made it very clear that he would like to see a long trial and urged Senate Republicans to force the anti-Trump whistleblower who sparked the impeachment inquiry to testify.
“I’ll do whatever I want, look we did nothing wrong, so I’ll do long or short. I’ve heard Mitch (McConnell), I’ve heard Lindsey (Graham), I think they are pretty much in agreement on some concept,” the President said. “I’ll do whatever they want to do, it doesn’t matter. I wouldn’t mind the long process because I’d like to see the whistleblower, who is a fraud. The whistleblower wrote a false report and I really blew it up when I released the transcript of the call.”
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The President's comments come after the House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of moving forward with the two articles of impeachment against him. The vote was 23-17 in favor of impeachment.
Just last Tuesday, House Democrats led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that they were filing articles of impeachment against President Trump, accusing him of "obstructing Congress" and "abuse of power."
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
Despite Pelosi’s early reluctance to push for impeachment, there are currently 228 Democrats who have voiced support for impeachment or an impeachment inquiry. Pelosi has said she believes Trump is “goading” Democrats to impeach him because he thinks it will help him fire up his base.
Democrats have continued to send congressional subpoenas to those close to Trump for documents related to the ongoing scandal regarding the president’s phone call with the president of Ukraine — specifically whether Trump asked him to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. military aid. The House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight committees are all investigating Trump, his cabinet members and closest allies.
As the impeachment agenda from the left continues, it is becoming increasingly clear that the entire impeachment process is just a way for Democrats to get "back" at President Trump.
During a summit in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Pelosi accidentally undermined her own impeachment agenda against President Donald Trump when she said that the impeachment process against him has actually been going on for "two and a half" years.
The Speaker was asked about the speed of the impeachment process. She responded, “Speed? It’s been going on 22 months—two and a half years, actually.”
Pelosi continued, “I think we are not moving with speed. Was it two a half years ago they initiated the Mueller investigation? It’s not about speed. It’s about urgency. One of the charges against the president of the United States—saying he was violating the oath of office by asking for government to interfere in our election undermining the integrity of our elections.”
She added, “If we did not hold him accountable, he would continue to undermine our elections. Nothing less is at stake than the central point of our democracy, of a free and fair election not to be disrupted by foreign powers.”
Although impeachment will most likely go through the House, removing President Trump from office is extremely unlikely.
According to a CNN report, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to acquit President Donald Trump if impeachment were to make its way to the Senate. This move would be huge considering McConnell would be going much farther than simply dismissing the impeachment charges against the President.
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