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Politics Trump denounces charges as Democrats announce articles of impeachment

22:35  10 december  2019
22:35  10 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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In a string of tweets, Trump denied the charges and attacked Democratic impeachment leaders by name, including committee chairmen Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

"Shifty Schiff, a totally corrupt politician, made up a horrible and fraudulent statement, read it to Congress, and said those words came from me," Trump tweeted. "He got caught, was very embarrassed, yet nothing happened to him for committing this fraud."

Trump added: "He’ll eventually have to answer for this!"

In a lengthy written statement, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said Democrats have always wanted to impeach the president, and he looks forward to the Senate trial.

"The President will address these false charges in the Senate and expects to be fully exonerated, because he did nothing wrong," she said.

Like many officials, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said Trump is looking forward to the Senate trial - including the possibility that the president would testify on his own behalf.

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Gidley said questions about who might testify "will have to be determined later."

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The Trump administration defied subpoenas and testimony during the House inquiry, which is now the subject of the second article of impeachment, and the president only answered written questions during former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

The White House will also have to decide whether it will allow testimony from other officials like acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.

Standing in the rain, covered by an umbrella, Gidley echoed White House talking points: The president has done nothing wrong, the Democrats have always wanted to impeach no matter what, and the House Democrats are pursuing impeachment at the expense of addressing the nation's needs.

As for the trial, Gidley said: "The president wants this sooner rather than later, because, again, he has done nothing wrong."

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump denounces charges as Democrats announce articles of impeachment

Trump slams idea of delaying Senate impeachment trial .
The morning after the House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment against him, President Trump slammed Democrats for a still-evolving plan to “Do Nothing with the Articles,” delaying the start of a trial in the Senate. “I got Impeached last night without one Republican vote being cast with the Do Nothing Dems on their continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history,”  Trump tweeted Thursday after he became the third sitting president in U.S. history to be impeached.

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