Trump assails 'Impeachment Hoax' in Saturday morning tweets

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Esper: Military personnel could help treat coronavirus patients 'if push comes to shove' Schumer calls for military official to act as medical equipment czar MORE assailed congressional Democrats and the Senate’s upcoming impeachment trial in a string of tweets on Saturday morning.

The attacks come just days before Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSchumer calls for military official to act as medical equipment czar Overnight Health Care: Trump resists pressure for nationwide stay-at-home order | Trump open to speaking to Biden about virus response | Fauci gets security detail | Outbreak creates emergency in nursing homes McConnell: Pelosi trying to 'jam' Senate on fourth coronavirus relief bill MORE (D-Calif.) is expected to deliver the two articles of impeachment the House passed in December to the Senate. Pelosi had refrained from transmitting the articles to try to force the Senate to agree to hear from witnesses before the trial began, but the GOP garnered enough votes to move forward with a trial without such a commitment. 

“Now the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, are asking @senatemajldr Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Health Care: Trump resists pressure for nationwide stay-at-home order | Trump open to speaking to Biden about virus response | Fauci gets security detail | Outbreak creates emergency in nursing homes McConnell: Pelosi trying to 'jam' Senate on fourth coronavirus relief bill On The Money: House Dems push huge jobs project in wake of coronavirus | Trump leans on businesses in virus response | Lawmakers press IRS to get relief checks to seniors MORE to do the job that they were unable to do,” tweeted Trump, who also blasted the House’s investigation as a “totally partisan Impeachment Hoax.”

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Trump also went after Pelosi by name, saying she will “go down as the absolute worst Speaker of the House in U.S. history!”

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Pelosi has spearheaded the effort to pressure the Senate to commit to hearing from witnesses, with many Democrats noting that new information has arisen since the articles were passed in the House and that former national security adviser John BoltonJohn Bolton Trump ignores science at our peril Bolton defends decision to shutter NSC pandemic office US retaliates with missile strikes in Iraq MORE, who is believed to have intimate knowledge of the president’s dealings with Ukraine, has now said he’s willing to testify. 

However, Republicans, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), have largely coalesced behind the framework for the Clinton impeachment trial in 1999, which involved two resolutions: one to begin the trial by allowing arguments from managers from both sides and a later one regarding witnesses.

Pelosi said Friday she would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate next week.

The House impeached Trump in December for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after Democrats said he made security aid and a White House meeting for Ukraine contingent on the country announcing investigations into his political rivals.

Saturday's tweets suggest that Trump's focus is returning to the impeachment trial after days of controversy in Washington over last week's killing of Qassem Soleimani, Iran's top general.