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 TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg MORE attacked Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiClinton says Zuckerberg has 'authoritarian' views on misinformation Trump defense team signals focus on Schiff Trump legal team offers brisk opening defense of president 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 McConnellSchumer: Trump's team made case for new witnesses 'even stronger' Trump, Democrats risk unintended consequences with impeachment arguments CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group 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 StefanikJeffries, Nadler showcase different NY styles in Trump trial The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clash over rules White House appoints GOP House members to advise Trump's impeachment team 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 SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump legal team offers brisk opening defense of president Impeachment has been a dud for Democrats Trump insults Democrats, calls on followers to watch Fox News ahead of impeachment trial 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.