President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a raging, six-page letter in which he tore into the impeachment process currently underway, calling it an “illegal, partisan attempted coup.”
“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.”
The letter did not break any new ground, either in its tone or its content. But it codified and formalized a series of protestations that have been made by Trump and House Republicans over the past three months, as the Democratic-controlled House held and impeachment inquiry.