US President Donald Trump retweeted a statement by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about impeachment.
US President Donald Trump on December 21 retweeted a message from the Associated Press agency, quoted by Russian President Vladimir Putin defending Trump on the issue of impeachment. This was noticed by The Washington Post.
The report said that Putin considers the reasons for the impeachment of Trump far-fetched and expresses the view that the Senate will not support impeachment.
вЂњA complete witch hunt!вЂќ вЂ” Trump wrote on Twitter.
The Washington Post notes that Trump boasted of Putin's support the day after the publication said that it was Putin who influenced Trump's opinion of Ukraine.
On December 20, The Washington Post wrote that after meeting in July 2017 with Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Trump began to insist that Ukraine intervened in the presidential campaign in 2016 and was interested in the victory of the Democratic candidate.
According to the publication, the presidentвЂ™s resistance to the assessment of the American intelligence services that Russia systematically intervened in the 2016 campaign prompted many of his advisers to believe that it was Putin who proposed this theory to Trump.
On September 24, Speaker of the House of Representatives, representative of the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi, announced the start of an official investigation into the impeachment of Trump over the scandal that began after the publication of The Washington Post and The New York Times about the possible pressure of the head of the White House on President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky July 25 telephone call time.
On September 25, a transcript of the July conversation between Trump and Zelensky was published. It follows that the US president raised the issue of investigating the activities in Ukraine of Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden, a former US vice president and likely candidate for the 2020 presidential election. Zelensky promised Trump that the new Ukrainian prosecutor general would вЂњlook at the situation.вЂќ
The head of the White House calls the investigation вЂњwitch huntвЂќ and insists that he did not put pressure on Zelensky. The President of Ukraine said that during a telephone conversation he was not вЂњpushedвЂќ to anything, and stressed that he did not want to be pulled into the US election campaign.
On December 10, Democrats presented articles accusing Trump of вЂњabuse of office,вЂќ as well as вЂњobstructing the work of CongressвЂќ during the investigation.
Trump ignored the U.S. national interests for personal political gain when he asked Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to intervene in the U.S. presidential election in 2020, Congressmen say.