Trump Slams ‘Do Nothing Democrats’ for Holding Impeachment Hearings During NATO Meeting

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President Donald Trump blasted House Democrats for holding a new round of impeachment hearings while he is out of the country attending a NATO meeting in London.

As he was departing the White House, Trump said the Democrats scheduled the hearings during “one of the most important journeys we make as presidents.”

“The do-nothing Democrats decided when I’m going to NATO — this was set up a year ago – that when I’m going to NATO, that was the exact time. This is one of the most important journeys that we make as president.”

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He continued to claim that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky cleared him of wrongdoing, adding that it should be “case over.”

“If you noticed there was breaking news today, the Ukrainian president came out and said very strongly that ‘President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong.’ That should be case over. But he just came out a little while ago and he said ‘President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong,’ and that should end everything. But it will never end it because they want to do what they want to do.”

In comments with several news outlets, Zelensky said that he “never talked to the president from the position of a quid pro quo,” as IJR has previously reported.

However, he did indicate that he did not like Trump’s rhetoric surrounding corruption in Ukraine, “The United States of America is a signal, for the world, for everyone. When America says, for instance, that Ukraine is a corrupt country, that is the hardest of signals.”

Trump went on to claim that impeachment will be a “tremendous boon” for Republicans in Congress and that Democrats are “getting killed in their own districts.”

“They’re getting killed in their own districts. I think it’s going to be a tremendous boon for the Republicans. Republicans have never, ever been so committed as they are right now and so united. So it’s really a great thing in some ways, but in other ways, it’s a disgrace. It’s a disgrace for our country.”

On Sunday, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee saying that the White House would not participate in the impeachment hearing this week.

When asked why Trump would not send a lawyer to the hearing to mount a defense, the president said, “Because the whole thing is a hoax – everyone knows it.”

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler invited Trump and his counsel to attend the hearings to make a defense in the impeachment probe.

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James
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>Always Generally Confused<

Have your handlers explain WHY President Trump should have legal representation at this manufactured witch hunt as opposed to WHY the dimwits are not investigating quid pro quo Joe since it was the Creep; possibly a pedophile who abused the power of his Office to blackmail the former Ukrainian President with the Kenyan's backing. Also, how many times did the Kenyan withhold funding from other Nations during his abysmal reign of destruction?

Tery Gohsman
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Trump has a serious disconnect between what he hears/reads and what is actually said/printed. That’s a problem for anyone, not just a president.

General Confusion
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I am confused.

If YOU were innocent of charges against YOU, would YOU have YOUR lawyers show up at evidence hearings? Yes or no?

The only reason that I can think of for not having legal representation show up at a hearing is because you know that you are guilty and you think that it is a waste of your resources – time and money.

General Confusion
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I am confused.

Doesn’t a president have a whole bunch of administrative lawyers that could represent him in court or an impeachment, just for this very reason – to allow him to continue doing his job?

Oh, right. He refused to even allow them to show up! Imagine that. King Donald The Loser is deflecting AGAIN.

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