Donald Trump says he opposes censure and impeachment over Ukraine actions




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  • 2019-12-03 12:25:17Z
  • By USA TODAY
Donald Trump says he opposes censure and impeachment over Ukraine actions
Donald Trump says he opposes censure and impeachment over Ukraine actions  

Blasting Democrats and their investigation of him from overseas, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he does not deserve censure or impeachment for his actions with regard to Ukraine.

"Unacceptable," Trump told reporters during a meeting in London with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. "I did nothing wrong ... You don't censure somebody when they did nothing wrong."

Trump also said Democrats are "unpatriotic" for pursuing impeachment in the way they are doing it, accusing them of looking at evidence of wrongdoing that justify such a sanction.

Some political commentators have suggested censure as an alternative to a House impeachment vote and trial in the Senate. But there is no evidence the idea has taken hold among House Democrats who are pursuing an impeachment inquiry over Trump and Ukraine.

The House Intelligence Committee is putting out a report saying Trump tried to get Ukraine to investigate U.S. Democratic political opponent Joe Biden, and threatened to withhold aid from Eastern European country if it did not comply with his request.

More: How to stay updated on USA TODAY's impeachment coverage

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, noted that Trump has also said China should investigate Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who has had business interests in China and Ukraine.

"President Trump has sought foreign intervention in US elections-twice," Schiff tweeted. "He poses a real and present danger to the integrity of the next election."

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have prepared their own report defending Trump.

In the meantime, the House Judiciary Committee, which is expected to draw up impeachment articles against Trump, has a hearing set for Wednesday, the day Trump is scheduled to return to Washington from the NATO meetings in London.

Trump, who flew out Monday, has attacked the impeachment process and congressional Democrats throughout his trip.

"The impeachment is going nowhere," Trump said Tuesday with Stoltenberg at his side. "They are wasting their time. It's a disgrace."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NATO meeting: Donald Trump opposes censure, impeachment over Ukraine

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