Trump calls the articles on impeachment "fraudulent"

Trump calls the articles on impeachment "fraudulent"
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President Trump attacked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Thursday morning for her delay in sending the House-passed articles of impeachment to the Senate, calling them “fraudulently produced”, APA reports citing The Hill. 

“Pelosi doesn’t want to hand over The Articles of Impeachment, which were fraudulently produced by corrupt politicians like Shifty Schiff in the first place, because after all of these years of investigations and persecution, they show no crimes and are a joke and a scam!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning.

Pelosi doesn’t want to hand over The Articles of Impeachment, which were fraudulently produced by corrupt politicians like Shifty Schiff in the first place, because after all of these years of investigations and persecution, they show no crimes and are a joke and a scam!

Trump’s tweet came between retweets of posts by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) vowing that “there will be no haggling with the House over Senate procedure” in the impeachment trial and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), who emerged as one of his most prominent defenders in House impeachment hearings, similarly claiming that Pelosi is attempting to avoid a trial that “will EXPOSE Schiff's illegal COORDINATION with the Whistleblower.”

House Democrats have said the withholding of the impeachment articles is an attempt to pressure McConnell to require the trial to include four Trump administration witnesses and three sets of documents.

McConnell has refused to budge on the issue and has persuaded the entire Senate Republican Conference to support a resolution requiring no witnesses or documents, and pressure is mounting from Senate Democrats to transmit the articles sooner rather than later.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has made no indication of Pelosi’s next move, but has reportedly urged colleagues to support her decision.

Pelosi is due to deliver remarks at a regular news conference later Thursday morning.

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