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Trump: Pelosi doesn't want to hand over 'fraudulently produced' articles of impeachment

Trump: Pelosi doesn't want to hand over 'fraudulently produced' articles of impeachment
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year DOJ appeals ruling preventing it from replacing Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit MORE attacked Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGovernors take heat for violating their own coronavirus restrictions Spending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation MORE (D-Calif.) Thursday morning for her delay in sending the House-passed articles of impeachment to the Senate, calling them “fraudulently produced.” 

“Pelosi doesn’t want to hand over The Articles of Impeachment, which were fraudulently produced by corrupt politicians like Shifty Schiff in the first place, because after all of these years of investigations and persecution, they show no crimes and are a joke and a scam!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning.

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Trump’s tweet came between retweets of posts by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHarris says she has 'not yet' spoken to Pence Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year Feinstein departure from top post sets stage for Judiciary fight MORE (R-Ky.) vowing that “there will be no haggling with the House over Senate procedure” in the impeachment trial and Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikGovernors take heat for violating their own coronavirus restrictions Cuomo reverses on in-person Thanksgiving plans with family Women of both parties must seize the momentum MORE (R-N.Y.), who emerged as one of his most prominent defenders in House impeachment hearings, similarly claiming that Pelosi is attempting to avoid a trial that “will EXPOSE Schiff's illegal COORDINATION with the Whistleblower.”

House Democrats have said the withholding of the impeachment articles is an attempt to pressure McConnell to require the trial to include four Trump administration witnesses and three sets of documents.

McConnell has refused to budge on the issue and has persuaded the entire Senate Republican Conference to support a resolution requiring no witnesses or documents, and pressure is mounting from Senate Democrats to transmit the articles sooner rather than later.

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerUS national security policy in the 117th Congress and a new administration Voters say Biden should make coronavirus vaccine a priority: poll New York City subway service could be slashed 40 percent, officials warn MORE (D-N.Y.) has made no indication of Pelosi’s next move, but has reportedly urged colleagues to support her decision.

Pelosi is due to deliver remarks at a regular news conference later Thursday morning.