Trump accuses Democrats of 'interfering' with 2020 election and 'continuing to interfere' with 2016

Trump accuses Democrats of 'interfering' with 2020 election and 'continuing to interfere' with 2016
© Aaron Schwartz

President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE has accused Democrats of "interfering" with the 2020 election and the 2016 election as he faces an impeachment probe based on an allegation that he solicited foreign help to interfere in the 2020 contest. 

"Not only are the Do Nothing Democrats interfering in the 2020 Election, but they are continuing to interfere in the 2016 Election. They must be stopped!" he tweeted. 

Democrats last week launched an impeachment inquiry into the president based on a whistleblower complaint that accused him of "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election." Trump has denied wrongdoing and has blasted the impeachment probe as an attempted "coup" and a "witch hunt."

ADVERTISEMENT

The inquiry and complaint are focused on a call between Trump and Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump asked the foreign leader to "look into" Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Graham: 'Stupid' for Trump to ask China to investigate Biden Romney: Republicans don't criticize Trump because they fear it will help Warren MORE, according to a rough transcript of the call released by the White House.

Trump has denied wrongdoing with regard to the call and has publicly said Ukraine and China should investigate Biden. 

Trump earlier Saturday went after the whistleblower, House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTurkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate Trump lashes out at Pelosi as she visits Jordan to discuss Syria Thomas D'Alesandro III, brother of Nancy Pelosi, dies at 90 MORE (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump lashes out at Pelosi as she visits Jordan to discuss Syria Trump's insult-comic act enters danger zone  White House staggers after tumultuous 48 hours MORE (D-Calif.) in a tweet. 

"The so-called Whistleblower’s account of my perfect phone call is 'way off,' not even close," he tweeted."Schiff and Pelosi never thought I would release the transcript of the call. Got them by surprise, they got caught," Trump wrote. "This is a fraud against the American people!"

Schiff's committee is one of three leading the impeachment probe.