The White House published a letter written by President Trump to Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi Tuesday. The letter came as the House gears up to vote this week on whether to impeach President Trump and make him the third president in American history to be formally impeached.
“By proceeding with your invalid impeachment, you are violating your oaths of office, you are breaking your allegiance to the Constitution, and you are declaring open war on American Democracy,” the president said in his letter.
“You are the ones interfering in America’s elections. You are the ones subverting America’s Democracy. You are the ones Obstructing Justice,” Trump wrote to the California Democrat. “You are the ones bringing pain and suffering to our Republic for your own selfish, personal, political, and partisan gain.”
Trump is expected to be formally impeached on two separate articles: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, both of which Democrats argue violate Trump’s oath of office and his pledge to uphold the Constitution. The House is expected to vote on impeachment Wednesday.
In its mixture of incredulity, outrage and defiance, the letter echoed many of Trump’s tweets. “After three years of unfair and unwarranted investigations, 45 million dollars spent, 18 angry Democrat prosecutors, the entire force of the FBI, headed by leadership now proven to be totally incompetent and corrupt, you have found NOTHING!” Trump wrote.
“Few people in high position could have endured or passed the test. You do not know, nor do you care, the great damage and hurt you have inflicted upon wonderful and loving members of my family,” he continued.
It is hoped and expected that President Trump will address the nation as soon as possible after the vote is taken
Read the full letter