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 John TrumpMichael Flynn transcripts reveal plenty except crime or collusion 50 people arrested in Minneapolis as hundreds more National Guard troops deployed Missouri state lawmaker sparks backlash by tweeting 'looters deserve to be shot' 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 BidenTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Biden: 'More than one African American woman' being considered for VP Liberal group asks Klobuchar to remove herself from VP consideration because of prosecutorial record 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 PelosiPelosi calls Trump's decision to withdraw US from WHO 'an act of extraordinary senselessness' House Democrats unveil measure to condemn police brutality The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Khanna says President Trump threatening violence against US citizens; Trump terminating relationship with WHO MORE (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffFlynn urged Russian diplomat to have 'reciprocal' response to Obama sanctions, new transcripts show The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Hillicon Valley: Trump signs order targeting social media legal protections | House requests conference with Senate after FISA vote canceled | Minneapolis systems temporarily brought down by hackers 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.