Trump defender calls impeachment 'regicide' and whistleblowers 'suicide bombers'
© Aaron Schwartz

An outspoken ally of President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE referred to Trump's potential impeachment as "regicide" in an interview, and accused two whistleblowers who had raised alarms about Trump's conversations with Ukraine's president of being "suicide bombers."

In an appearance on "The Ingraham Angle" on Fox News Tuesday night, Joe diGenova tore into the two unnamed intelligence officials who told the intelligence community's inspector general about their concerns related to Trump's conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, calling them agents of the Democratic Party.

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“These two nonentities are suicide bombers that the Democrats have unleashed on the democratic process,” diGenova said. “They actually think that the American people are going to accept having people testify secretly without anyone knowing who they are, where they worked, what their party affiliation was, who they conspired with."

"What you're seeing is regicide; this is regicide by another name: fake impeachment," diGenova added, before claiming, "It’s pretty obvious that this first suicide bomber who sent that complaint to the inspector general was a paid Democratic operative of the Democratic Party."

DiGenova, a former U.S. attorney who has reportedly assisted Trump's efforts to spur investigations into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNew York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Graham invites Giuliani to testify about recent Ukraine trip Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications MORE (D), also said during the interview that Democrats' impeachment efforts amounted to a "seditious attack" on the U.S. government.

“The Democrats who used to just love process and procedure and the rule of law, they are literally subverting the law in what really amounts to a seditious attack on the government,” he charged.

The White House escalated its war with Democrats over the impeachment inquiry on Tuesday in a letter sent to House leaders explaining that the administration would fully end its cooperation with Democrats' investigations.

Trump and his allies have argued that a whistleblower who filed a complaint since released to Congress, as well as another The New York Times reported was considering filing a second complaint, are agents of a "deep state" conspiracy working to overturn the results of the 2016 election.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiUSMCA is nice but no model Anti-impeachment Democrat poised to switch parties Grassley urges White House to help farmers in year-end tax talks MORE (D-Calif.) responded, claiming that her party would use the White House's refusal as evidence of obstruction of justice.