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
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President TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince Lombardi and the courage to walk away 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."

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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 BidenFirst lady leaves Walter Reed after foot procedure Biden backs effort to include immigration in budget package MyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News 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 PelosiCapitol riot defendants have started a jail newsletter: report On The Money: Biden asks Congress to extend eviction ban with days until expiration | Economic growth rose to 6.5 percent annual rate in second quarter Top Democrat: 'A lot of spin' coming from White House on infrastructure MORE (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOfficers offer harrowing accounts at first Jan. 6 committee hearing Live coverage: House panel holds first hearing on Jan. 6 probe Five things to watch as Jan. 6 panel begins its work 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.