The head of the White House called the Democrats' initiative on impeachment an attempt to cancel his victory in the 2016 elections.
U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed the charges in the impeachment case, which will be considered by the Senate, said in a statement of the White House head, prepared for the meeting, reports Reuters on Monday, January 20.
вЂњThe Senate should quickly reject these incomplete articles on impeachment and acquit the president,вЂќ reads the statement.
Trump said that вЂњthe idea of 'abuse of power' by Democrats in the House of Representatives is not a crime to be impeached.
He dismissed the charges as вЂњfrivolous and dangerous,вЂќ said the president had exercised his legal rights.
вЂњThe House of Democrats proposes that the President be removed from office because he was defending the legitimate rights and privileges of the executive regarding improper subpoenas вЂ” based on recommendations from the Ministry of Justice. The adoption of this theory will seriously harm the separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches,вЂќ the statement said.
Trump also accused the Democrats of conducting a rigged process, calling it an attempt to cancel his victory in the 2016 election.
The impeachment trial in the Senate will begin on Tuesday, he said. Since the majority of the Senate is Republican, Trump is unlikely to be removed from office.
We remind that the day before the Democrats sent to the upper house of the US Congress a detailed substantiation of Trump's impeachment.
It was also reported that Trump had agreed on the composition of his defenders in the impeachment case, which began to be considered in the Senate.