With Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats’ more than ever fervent push for impeachment, President Donald Trump turned the smearing and slamming to his advantage, and initiated a fundraising campaign titled Impeachment Defense Task Force.
“This is just another smear job and a pathetic attempt by Democrats to rip the power from the people,” the campaign email letter read.
“It’s time to set something straight once and for all. The Democrats’ constant personal attacks, vicious lies, and now these baseless impeachment attacks, have never had anything to do with me …” the email stated.
The letter emphasized that the president is innocent, and that the “Witch Hunt” against him is “nasty” and “vicious.”
“I’VE DONE NOTHING WRONG. TRUST ME, YOU SAW THE TRANSCRIPT,” the letter read.
“They’ve hurt this country very badly and no other president should have to go through what I’ve gone through,” Trump said in a statement addressed to a reporter questioning his “appropriateness” during his call with a foreign president.
The president continued to stand his ground, denying any wrongdoing.
“I didn’t do it. There was no quid pro quo.” The president stated. “But there was with Biden and there was with the senators.”
Trump then proceeded to discuss polling numbers and the 2016 presidential election in response to a carefully crafted question asking him to explain his conversation with a foreign leader about a political rival, CNN reported.
“If you go by the college, electoral college, that is a much different race than the running popular vote. And it is like the hundred-yard dash or the mile. You train differently,” Trump said.
“And I can’t help it that my opponent didn’t go to Wisconsin and should have gone much more to Michigan and Pennsylvania and other places,” the president said, pointing out what his political rivals should have done correctly in the 2016 presidential run. “But that is the way it is. We won an election convincingly.”
Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale in a separate statement called the impeachment move a hoax and made it clear that the Democrats are desperate to take out the president.
“Because of their pure hatred for President Trump, desperate Democrats and the salivating media already had determined their mission: take out the president. The fact is that the president wants to fight the corruption in Washington, where the Bidens, the Clintons, and other career politicians have abused their power for personal gain for decades. The facts prove the president did nothing wrong. This is just another hoax from Democrats and the media, contributing to the landslide re-election of President Trump in 2020,” Parscale said.
Another senator from Nebraska took the opportunity to outline what he sees as “troubling.”
“There’s obviously some very troubling things here,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) told reporters after leaving the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF), CNN reported.
Sasse criticized the media, stating that they “should not pretend this story is … about something that’s going to be resolved in the next two hours,” and that Democrats “ought not be using words like ‘impeach’ before they knew anything about the actual substance.”
“The Senate intelligence committee actually does its work in a deliberative, slow, and cautious way, and that’s what the Senate is supposed to do,” Sasse added.