Donald Trump twitter rant: President accuses Nancy Pelosi and ASchiff of treason, calls for their impeachment
An impeachment inquiry was initiated against Trump after a whistleblower lodged a complaint alleging the president had set a quid pro quo with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
President Donald Trump, in a series of furious tweets on Sunday, accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of treason and claimed that she knew House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's "lies and massive frauds." The president also called for both the lawmakers to be impeached for "High Crimes and Misdemeanors and even Treason."
Trump's accusations come at a time when an impeachment inquiry has been launched against him by House democrats over his controversial July 25 phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Trump had previously called out Schiff for treason after the Democrat read out a parody version of the president's call during a Capitol Hill hearing.
An impeachment inquiry was initiated against Trump after a whistleblower lodged a formal complaint alleging that the president had set a quid pro quo of millions in military aid with the Ukrainian leader for an investigation into his political rival.
The White House subsequently released a transcript of the call which confirmed Trump asking the foreign leader to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, his rival and Democratic frontrunner in the 2020 presidential elections.
Nancy Pelosi knew of all of the many Shifty Adam Schiff lies and massive frauds perpetrated upon Congress and the American people, in the form of a fraudulent speech knowingly delivered as a ruthless con, and the illegal meetings with a highly partisan “Whistleblower” & lawyer...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2019
Trump, in his tweets, wrote: "Nancy Pelosi knew of all of the many Shifty Adam Schiff lies and massive frauds perpetrated upon Congress and the American people, in the form of a fraudulent speech knowingly delivered as a ruthless con."
"This makes Nervous Nancy every bit as guilty as Liddle' Adam Schiff for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and even Treason. I guess that means that they, along with all of those that evilly 'Colluded' with them, must all be immediately Impeached!" he added.
Although the president has called for Pelosi and Schiff's impeachment, the lawmakers can not be removed from office through an impeachment process, according to the country's constitution.
Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution states that the impeachment procedures apply to "The President, Vice President, and all Civil Officers of the United States." Members of Congress, however, are not civil officers.