Trump writes to Pelosi calling impeachment vote an ‘attempted coup’

President Trump on Tuesday accused Democrats of running a “partisan impeachment crusade” against him. Trump said in a scathing six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that the scheduled Wednesday vote on two articles of impeachment amounted to an “attempted coup” against him that would hurt Democrats in next year’s elections.

“History will judge you harshly as you proceed with this impeachment charade,” Trump wrote. Trump also lashed out at leaders of the FBI, calling them “totally incompetent and corrupt.”

Trump ignored testimony from witnesses within his own government who described his alleged effort to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democrats, and said he never abused his power.

Pelosi called the letter “ridiculous.”

The full House is expected to vote along party lines to impeach Trump.

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