Trump knocks impeachment, media in early morning tweetstorm

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE on Thursday sent out a flurry of early-morning tweets, bashing the House’s impeachment inquiry and the media, sending out dozens of tweets and retweets of supporters defending him. 

The president retweeted messages from several of his congressional allies bashing the House’s impeachment investigation, which is now focused on whether Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE and 2016 election interference and whether the president obstructed Congress by ordering aides to defy congressional subpoenas.

Among the accounts Trump retweeted was Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzGaetz in Twitter battle with Florida House Republican Apple under pressure to unlock Pensacola shooter's phones Conservatives slam Warren's call to put transgender women in women's prisons MORE (R-Fla.), who said, “This is the fastest, weakest, thinnest, MOST PARTISAN impeachment in American presidential history. #impeachmentDebate."

 

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“The Democrat attacks on the President fall into one of three categories: 1. Hearsay 2. Conjecture 3. Substantive policy disagreement If we continue this, reflexive impeachment will be the new normal and it will be a terrible thing for our county. #ArticlesOfImpeachment,” read another tweet from Gaetz that the president retweeted.

Trump has long railed against the House’s impeachment investigation, dubbing it a “witch hunt” and maintaining his interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky were “perfect.” 

The tweets and retweets come as the House Judiciary Committee holds a public discussion on two articles of impeachment of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The committee was expected to hold final votes on the articles later on Thursday.

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The president also turned his ire toward the media, which he accused of being biased against him.

“It’s great to have a wonderful subject, President Trump,” tweeted Trump. “Fake News like CNN & MSNBC are dying. If they treated me fairly, they would do well. Have Zero credibility!” 

 

The president also retweeted several messages in support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the new trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. House Democrats announced this week they had reached a deal with the White House to support the deal, seen as a legislative win for Trump.