President Donald Trump wrote a six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The letter is dated Dec. 17, 2019.
“I write to express my strongest and most powerful protest against the partisan impeachment crusade being pursued by the Democrats in the House of Representatives,” Trump wrote. “This impeachment represents an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power by Democrat lawmakers, unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history.”
Trump said the impeachment articles are not recognizable under any standard of Constitutional theory, interpretation or jurisprudence.
“They include no crimes, no misdemeanors and no offenses whatsoever,” Trump wrote. “You have cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment!”
Trump said Pelosi is violating her oath of office, breaking her allegiance to the Constitution and declaring open war on American Democracy.
“Your spiteful actions display unfettered contempt for America’s founding and your egregious conduct threatens to destroy that which our Founders pledged their very lives to build,” Trump wrote. “You are offending Americans of faith by continually saying, ‘I pray for the President,’ when you know this statement is not true, unless it is meant in a negative sense. It is a terrible thing you are doing, but you will have to live with it, not I!”
Trump said he had a “totally innocent” conversation with the President of Ukraine and then had a second conversation that has been “misquoted.”
“You are turning a policy disagreement between two branches of government into an impeachable offense,” Trump said. “It is no more legitimate than the Executive Branch charging members of Congress with crimes for the lawful exercise of legislative power.”
Trump wrote that Pelosi knows Vice President Joe Biden actually used money to coerce Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was digging into the company paying Biden’s son.
“Now you are trying to impeach me by falsely accusing me of doing what Joe Biden has admitted he actually did,” Trump said.
Trump called the claim of obstruction of Congress “preposterous and dangerous.”
“House Democrats are trying to impeach the duly elected President of the United States for asserting Constitutionally based privileges that have been asserted on a bipartisan basis by administrations of both political parties throughout our nation’s history,” Trump wrote. “Under that standard, every American president would have been impeached many times over.”
Trump said that Pelosi has developed a full-fledged case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
“And sadly, you will never get over it,” he said. “You are unwilling and unable to accept the verdict issued at the ballot box during the great Election of 2016. So you have spent three straight years attempting to overturn the will of the American people and nullify their votes. You view democracy as your enemy!”
Trump blamed the Democrats for wanting to distract Americans.
“You and your party are desperate to distract from America’s extraordinary economy, incredible jobs boom, record stock market, soaring confidence and flourishing citizens,” he wrote. “Your party simply cannot compete with our record: 7 million new jobs; the lowest-ever unemployment for African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans; a rebuilt military; a completely reformed VA with Choice and Accountability for our great veterans; more than 170 new federal judges and two Supreme Court Justices; historic tax and regulation cuts; the elimination of the individual mandate; the first decline in prescription drug prices in half a century; the first new branch of the United States Military since 1947, the Space Force; strong protection of the Second Amendment; criminal justice reform; a defeated ISIS caliphate and the killing of the world’s number one terrorist leader, al-Baghdadi; the replacement of the disastrous NAFTA trade deal with the wonderful USMCA; a breakthrough Phase One trade deal with China; massive new trade deals with Japan and South Korea; withdrawal from the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal; cancellation of the unfair and costly Paris Climate Accord; becoming the world’s top energy producer; recognition of Israel’s capital, opening the American Embassy in Jerusalem, and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights; a colossal reduction in illegal border crossings, the ending of Catch-and-Release, and the building of the Southern Border wall — and that is just the beginning, there is so much more.
“You cannot defend your extreme policies–open borders, mass migration, high crime, crippling taxes, socialized health care, destruction of American energy, late-term taxpayer-funded abortion, elimination of the Second Amendment, radical far-left theories of law and justice, and constant partisan obstruction of both common sense and common good.”
Trump said Democrats have found nothing in an effort to take him down.
“You are the ones interfering in America’s elections,” he wrote. “You are the ones subverting America’s Democracy. You are the ones obstructing justice. You are the ones bringing pain and suffering to our Republic for your own selfish personal, political and partisan gain.”
Trump said any member of Congress who votes in support of impeachment “is showing how deeply they revile the voters and how truly they detest America’s Constitutional order.
“Our Founders feared the tribalization of partisan politics,” he wrote. “And you are bringing their worst fears to life.”
Trump said he has been deprived of his right to due process from the beginning. He said more due process was given in the Salem Witch Trials.
“This is nothing more than an illegal, partisan attempted coup that will, based on recent sentiment, badly fail at the voting booth,” Trump said. “You are not just after me, as President, you are after the entire Republican Party.”
Finally, Trump said Pelosi is insulting the intelligence of average Americans.
“Perhaps most insulting of all is your false display of solemnity,” he said. “You apparently have so little respect for the American People that you expect them to believe that you are approaching this impeachment somberly, reservedly and reluctantly. No intelligent person believes what you are saying.”
Trump called for the Democrats to get back to work for the American People.
“While I have no expectation that you will do so, I write this letter to you for the purpose of history and to put my thoughts on a permanent and indelible record,” he wrote. “One hundred years from now, when people look back at this affair, I want them to understand it, and learn from it, so that it can never happen to another President again.”