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5 Dec, 2019 13:33

‘If you’re going to impeach me, do it fast’: Trump challenges Dems to get moving

‘If you’re going to impeach me, do it fast’: Trump challenges Dems to get moving

US President Donald Trump has called on House Democrats to move quickly if they are going to impeach him at all, so that “we can have a fair trial in the Senate” and the country can move on.

In a series of tweets sent early on Thursday, Trump repeated his view that Democrats “have no impeachment case", and adding that they "are demeaning our country.”

The impeachment inquiry hinges on allegations of misconduct by Trump during a phone call with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, and has been pursued by Democrats with a zeal similar to their ‘Russiagate’ efforts. Democrats have also accused Trump of obstruction for defending himself in response to the allegations.

House Democrats claim that a report published by House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Tuesday contains evidence that Trump solicited election interference from Ukraine for personal gain, but Republicans say the document contains no such evidence. 

The first House Judiciary Committee hearings on Trump’s possible impeachment began on Wednesday.

Ultimately, while the Democrat-majority House will likely vote to impeach Trump, the Republican-led Senate is expected not to vote to convict the president of impeachment and force his removal from office.

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