Trump impeachment: Democrats accused of ‘attempted coup’

It is a rare moment in American history. Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, is expected to become only the third president to be impeached.

It has been an acrimonious process and the vote, much like the hearings, will be divided along party lines.

That unrelenting political division was on show in the final hours.

Just as the House Rules Committee was working out how the day would play out, President Trump was releasing asix-page excoriating letter to the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

In it, Mr Trump not only claimed that “more due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials” (which led to 19 people being hung as witches in the 17th century), but also accused Mrs Pelosi of portraying a “false display of solemnity”.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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