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Trump touts 'good marks and reviews' on Pelosi letter

Trump touts 'good marks and reviews' on Pelosi letter
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President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Romney on NRSC awarding Trump: Not 'my preference' McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him 'dumb son of a b----' MORE late Tuesday touted “good marks and reviews” on a scathing letter he sent Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiAgainst mounting odds, Biden seeks GOP support for infrastructure plan Charles Booker launches exploratory committee to consider challenge to Rand Paul Top academics slam Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act MORE (D-Calif.) earlier in the day bashing the House’s impeachment investigation. 

“Good marks and reviews on the letter I sent to Pelosi today. She is the worst! No wonder with people like her and Cryin’ Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerTop academics slam Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act NY Times beclowns itself by normalizing court-packing 'to balance the conservative majority' The first Southern state legalizes marijuana — what it means nationally MORE, D.C. has been such a mess for so long - and that includes the previous administration who (and now we know for sure) SPIED on my campaign,” Trump tweeted. 

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The tweet came after the president sent Pelosi a six-page letter excoriating her over the House’s impeachment investigation, accusing Democrats of an “unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power.”

“It is time for you and the highly partisan Democrats in Congress to immediately cease this impeachment fantasy and get back to work for the American People. While I have no expectation that you will do so, I write this letter to you for the purpose of history and to put my thoughts on a permanent and indelible record,” the president wrote. 

Trump in the letter defended his conduct, saying he did nothing wrong in his dealings with Ukraine, which have emerged as the focal point of the Democrats’ impeachment effort.

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“This is nothing more than an illegal, partisan attempted coup that will, based on recent sentiment, badly fail at the voting booth. You are not just after me, as President, you are after the entire Republican Party,” Trump wrote in the letter, which marked his first personal correspondence with Pelosi on impeachment.

“History will judge you harshly as you proceed with this impeachment charade.”

The House’s impeachment investigation focuses on claims that Trump abused his power by allegedly leveraging nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine and a White House meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to pressure Kyiv to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Biden, first lady send 'warmest greetings' to Muslims for Ramadan The business case for child care reform MORE, a chief political rival of Trump, and alleged 2016 election meddling. Democrats also say the president obstructed Congress by ordering officials to defy congressional subpoenas. 

The House on Wednesday will take a historic vote on whether to impeach Trump that is expected to pass largely along party lines with only a small handful of Democratic defections.

The president also turned to social media Tuesday night to rail against the FBI after the secretive federal court that approved the surveillance of a former campaign adviser, Carter Page, on Tuesday accused the agency of creating a misleading impression about their basis for requesting a warrant.

“So, if Comey & the top people in the FBI were dirty cops and cheated on the FISA Court, wouldn’t all of these phony cases have to be overturned or dismissed?” Trump asked in a tweet. 

“They want to Impeach me (I’m not worried!), and yet they were all breaking the law in so many ways," he added. "How can they do that and yet impeach a very successful (Economy Plus) President of the United States, who has done nothing wrong? These people are Crazy!”