President Donald Trump on Thursday, Dec. 19, gave an explanation why House Democrats have gone through a rushed impeachment process but installed on a trial, saying they are seeking to prevent Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, the so-called whistleblower, and former Vice President Joe Biden and his son from testifying.

“The reason the Democrats don’t want to submit the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate is that they don’t want corrupt politician Adam Shifty Schiff to testify under oath, nor do they want the Whistleblower, the missing second Whistleblower, the informer, the Bidens, to testify!” President Trump wrote in a tweet late on Thursday, Dec. 19.

The explanation came one day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) indicated that she will not send two articles of impeachment  on to the House to the Senate, as required, until she is satisfied there will be a “fair” trial.

In a couple of tweets earlier on in the day, President Trump lashed out at Pelosi for holding on to the articles to seek more favorable terms in the Senate proceedings, saying he wants “an immediate trial.”

“So after the Democrats gave me no Due Process in the House, no lawyers, no witnesses, no nothing, they now want to tell the Senate how to run their trial. Actually, they have zero proof of anything, they will never even show up. They want out. I want an immediate trial!” the president tweeted.

President Trump called the House Democrats’ impeachment case “so bad that they don’t even want to go to trial!” after mocking them for their lack of ability “to get even a single vote from the Republicans on their Impeachment Hoax.”

According to The Hill, the Democrat-controlled House will adjourn for a two-week recess after impeaching the president on Wednesday night, Dec. 18, for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. All but four Democrats voted for both articles, while no Republicans voted for either article.

The next votes in the House are scheduled for Jan. 7, meaning the Democrats will not be able to send the articles to the Senate or appoint impeachment managers before then. Meanwhile, the Senate is expected to go on recess until Jan. 3.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) met on Thursday to discuss terms of a possible trial, but they did not appear to reach an agreement on witnesses or requests for additional documents.

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