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US News 'COUP': Trump blasts Democrats' impeachment efforts

10:35  02 october  2019
10:35  02 october  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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The Trump tweet came about 12 hours after Trump adviser Peter Navarro called the impeachment inquiry an "attempted coup d'etat'. President Donald Trump on Tuesday escalated his attacks on Democrats ' impeachment efforts , referring to the inquiry as a " coup ."

Trump impeachment inquiry. Image copyright Reuters. Image caption Mr Pompeo was reportedly listening in on the Ukraine call that is at the centre US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Democrats of bullying his staff as a part of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump .

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday escalated his attacks on Democrats' impeachment efforts, referring to the inquiry as a "coup."

"As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP," he said.

The House last month launched a formal impeachment inquiry stemming from a July 25 phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president as well as a related whistleblower complaint.

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President Trump lashed out at House Democrats Tuesday, claiming the ongoing impeachment inquiry against him is part of a " coup ." "As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment , it is a COUP , intended to take away the Power of the

Trump impeachment inquiry. Image copyright Reuters. Image caption Mr Pompeo was reportedly listening in on the Ukraine call that is at the centre of impeachment efforts by Democrats . US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Democrats of bullying his staff as a part of an

The tweets came hours after reports that former Ukraine special envoy Kurt Volker and former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch would be sitting for depositions before the House committees involved in the impeachment inquiry.

The State Department’s Inspector General also scheduled a surprise briefing for Wednesday with staffers from a group of House and Senate committees on documents related to the State Department and Ukraine, multiple Congressional sources told NBC News.

President Donald Trump speaks to member of the media as he departs a ceremonial swearing in ceremony for new Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) © ASSOCIATED PRESS President Donald Trump speaks to member of the media as he departs a ceremonial swearing in ceremony for new Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Earlier Tuesday, Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro told Fox Business Network he thought the president was the victim "of an attempted coup d'etat."

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Trump blasted Schiff amid a fresh batch of tweets early Monday, saying that he “illegally made up a FAKE & terrible” statement, pretending it was the Democrats have accused Trump of pressuring the Ukrainian leader to investigate former VP Joe Biden after he allegedly interfered in a corruption

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blasted the Democrat -led House impeachment effort against President Trump , calling it “phony, one sided, [and] partisan,” citing his experience leading a “serious impeachment effort ” against former President Bill Clinton.

"This is a very dangerous game that I think the Democrats could play," Navarro said.

Trump has claimed to be the victim of takeover attempts before — he called former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election an "attempted coup."

"They tried for a coup, it didn't work out so well. And I didn't need a gun for that one, did I?," Trump told a crowd at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis in April.

The president on Sunday also promoted a quote from a pastor who told Fox News that impeaching the president would lead to a "Civil War-like fracture in this nation."

In photos: Impeachment push against President Trump (Picture Services)

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