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Trump angrily objects to impeachment and calls it a ‘perversion’

He attacked Democrats for focusing on impeachment rather than the issues that matter to voters

President Donald Trump (Evan Vucci/AP)
President Donald Trump (Evan Vucci/AP)

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

President Donald Trump has angrily objected to the House of Representative’s articles of impeachment, accusing Democrats of “perversion of justice and abuse of power” in their effort to remove him from office.

In a fiery letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the eve of his expected impeachment, President Trump maintained that he did nothing wrong in seeking foreign investigation of political rival.

And he attacked Democrats for focusing on impeachment rather than the issues that matter to voters.

President Trump also repeated his objections to the process of the House inquiry, claiming “more due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials”.

The president says he does not believe his letter will change anything, but that he is registering his objections “for the purpose of history”.

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