Trump: 'Unified' Republicans starting to attack substance of impeachment allegations

Trump: 'Unified' Republicans starting to attack substance of impeachment allegations
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE early Wednesday said that “unified” Republicans are starting to attack the substance of the impeachment allegations against him instead of the process of the inquiry.

The president in a series of tweets also described Republicans as “energized” and ready to take on the “Impeachment Hoax with the Do Nothing Democrats.”

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“Republicans are very unified and energized in our fight on the Impeachment Hoax with the Do Nothing Democrats, and now are starting to go after the Substance even more than the very infair Process because just a casual reading of the Transcript leads EVERYBODY to see that the call with the Ukrainian President was a totally appropriate one,” he tweeted.

Trump also encouraged members of his party to “close it out” and end the impeachment inquiry.

“This Impeachment nonsense is just a continuation of the Witch Hunt Hoax, which has been going on since before I even got elected,” he said. “Rupublicans, go with Substance and close it out!”

 

Trump also targeted Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the director for European affairs on the National Security Council (NSC), who on Tuesday testified in the impeachment inquiry that he had raised questions about Trump's call with the Ukrainian president that is at the center of the impeachment inquiry.

“Yesterday’s Never Trumper witness could find NO Quid Pro Quo in the Transcript of the phone call,” Trump said. “There were many people listening to the call. How come they (including the President of Ukraine) found NOTHING wrong with it. Witch Hunt!” 

 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyJudge throws out House GOP lawsuit over proxy voting Republicans fear disaster in November Gaetz set to endorse primary opponent of fellow Florida GOP lawmaker MORE (R-Calif.) reportedly indicated earlier this week the House GOP will shift from attacking the impeachment inquiry's process to criticizing the substance of the allegations against Trump.

Republicans had focused on the private hearings, and some stormed an appearance by a witness behind closed doors, calling for greater transparency.

The impeachment inquiry was launched after a whistleblower alleged Trump asked the Ukrainian president to investigate Democratic candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Biden clarifies comments comparing African American and Latino communities Kanye West may have missed deadline to get on Wisconsin ballot by minutes: report MORE and his son after withholding military aid to Kiev.

The House will vote later this week on a resolution unveiled Tuesday that outlines the next phase of their impeachment inquiry, which will bring the Democrats' case before the public after weeks of closed-door witness testimony.

--Updated at 9:30 a.m.