Trump's Epic Letter to Pelosi
President Donald Trump wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemning the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry ahead of the House floor vote on the two articles of impeachment against him.
In his strongly-worded, six-page letter to Speaker Pelosi, President Trump addressed the issues raised in each of the articles of impeachment — introduced by Democrats just last week — and ripped the House leadership for what he called a “partisan impeachment crusade.”
He also blasted Democratic lawmakers for their “unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power,” saying that by proceeding with the “invalid impeachment,” Democrats are violating their oaths of office, breaking their allegiance to the Constitution and declaring open war on American democracy.
“I write to express my strongest and most powerful protest against the partisan impeachment crusade being pursued by Democrats in the House of Representatives,” President Trump wrote on Tuesday.
“The Articles of Impeachment introduced by the House Judiciary Committee are not recognizable under any standard of Constitutional theory, interpretation or jurisprudence. They include no crimes, no misdemeanors, and no offenses whatsoever,” he added.
“You have cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment!” President Trump further wrote.
Attacking Rep. Pelosi of California directly, President Trump called her out for “invoking the Founding Fathers” on their quest to nullify the results of the 2016 polls and said her “false display of solemnity” during the impeachment process is despicable and offensive.
“You dare to invoke the Founding Fathers in pursuit of this election nullification scheme — yet, your spiteful actions display unfettered contempt for America’s founding and your egregious conduct threatens to destroy that which our Founders pledged their very lives to build,” President Trump said.
He continued: “Even worse than offending the Founding Fathers, you are offending Americans of faith by continually saying ‘I pray for the President,’ when you know this is not true… but you will have to live with it, not I!”
Responding to the first article of impeachment raised by House Democrats on “abuse of power” the 45th American President said this claim is a “completely disingenuous, meritless and baseless invention of the imagination.”
“You know that I had a totally innocent conversation with the President of Ukraine. I then had a second conversation which has been misquoted, mischaracterized, and fraudulently misrepresented,” President Trump said.
He then asked Pelosi to look into the transcript of the conversation made readily available to the public.
“You know from the transcript that the paragraph in question was perfect. I said to President Zelensky: ‘I would like you to do us a favor, though, because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.’ I said do us a favor, not me, and our country, not a campaign… every time I talk with a foreign leader, I put America’s interests first, just as I did with President Zelensky,” he added.
The President also lashed out at Speaker Pelosi for “turning a policy disagreement between the two branches of government into an impeachable offense” as he reiterated that former Vice President Joe Biden was the one who used his office to “coerce Ukraine” into firing a prosecutor involved with “digging into the company paying his [Biden] son millions of dollars.”
“Biden bragged about it on video,” President Trump said. “Now you are trying to impeach me by falsely accusing me of doing what Joe Biden has admitted he actually did.”
President Trump went on to say that even President Zelensky of Ukraine “repeatedly declared that I did nothing wrong and that there was no pressure.”
Quoting Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a Ukraine supporter, who met with President Zelensky, President Trump said: “At no time during this meeting … was there any mention by Zelensky, or any Ukrainian that they were feeling pressure to do anything in return for the military aid.”
President Trump described the second article of impeachment, ”obstruction of Congress,” as “preposterous and dangerous.”
“House Democrats are trying to impeach the duly-elected President of the United States for asserting Constitutionally-based privileges that have been asserted on a bipartisan basis by administrations of both political parties throughout our nation’s history,” he added.
“Under that standard, every American president would have been impeached many times over,” Trump added.
The President went on to explain what he thinks is the real motive behind the impeachment crusade of Democrats — reiterating that the call from Democrats to impeach him started way before the call with the Ukrainian President happened. That Democrats have been wanting to remove him from office ever since he was sworn in as President.
“Everyone, you included, knows what exactly is happening. Your chosen candidate lost the election in 2016 in an electoral college landslide (306-227*sic), and you and your party have never recovered from that defeat,” President Trump wrote.
“You have developed a full-fledged case in what many in the media call Trump Derangement Syndrome, and sadly, you will never recover from it! You are unwilling and unable to accept the verdict issued at the ballot box during the Great Election of 2016, so you have spent three straight years attempting to overturn the will of the American people and nullify their votes. You view democracy as your enemy” the President added.
He also quoted previous statements from other impeachment hawks in the Democratic party, all vowing to impeach him as president since 2016.
“You and your allies said and did all of these things long before you ever heard of President Zelensky, or anything related to Ukraine. As you know very well, this impeachment drive has nothing to do with Ukraine, or the totally appropriate conversation I had with its new president. It only has to do with your attempt to undo the election of 2016 and steal the election of 2020,” President Trump said in his letter.
“You and your party are desperate to distract from America’s extraordinary economy, incredible jobs boom, record stock market, soaring confidence and flourishing citizens. Your party simply cannot compete with our record,” he added.
“Before the impeachment hoax, it was the Russian witch-hunt,” President Trump said. “Against all evidence and regardless of the truth, you and your deputies claim that my campaign colluded with the Russians … when the monstrous lie was debunked, and this Democrat conspiracy dissolved into dust, you did not apologize. You did not recant. You did not ask to be forgiven. You showed no remorse,” the President said, referring to the “no collusion” findings of the Mueller report.
President Trump admitted that Democrats will unlikely be swayed by his letter, nonetheless, he wants to put his thoughts on record for future generations to learn from it and prevent a repeat.
“While I have no expectation that you will do so, I write this letter to you for the purpose of history and to put my thoughts on a permanent and indelible record,” the President said.
“One hundred years from now, when people look back at this affair, I want them to understand it, and learn from it, so it can never happen to another President again,” he concluded.
Commenting on the content of the letter, Speaker Pelosi said she hasn’t read the whole letter because she’s been working but also noted that based on what she’s seen “it’s ridiculous.”
“I’ve seen the essence of it and it’s really sick,” Rep. Pelosi said.
What a great letter!
What a ridiculous apology of a reply!