Trump refers to charges of impeachment as 'ridiculous'

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Dec 10, 2019, 09.14 PM(IST) Edited By: Bharat Sharma

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Trump might become the third United States president to be impeached if the House of Representatives back the charges

After charges of impeachment against Donald Trump were announced, he dismissed the accusations by calling them ''ridiculous''.

Trump might become the third United States president to be impeached if the House of Representatives back the charges. 

He referred to this as a ''WITCH HUNT!".

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Earlier, senior Democratic lawmaker Jerry Nadler announced the charges that Trump pressured Ukraine to open a corruption probe purely for the aim of embarrassing one of his 2020 reelection rivals.

"Ridiculous, and he knows that is not true," Trump tweeted.

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Separately, White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham called the impeachment articles a "partisan, gratuitous, and pathetic attempt to overthrow the Trump Administration and the results of the 2016 election."

Democrats in the US House of Representatives today introduced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Trump has been charged with abusing power and obstructing Congress.

Jerrold Nadler, Judiciary Committee Chairman said that '''(Trump) sees himself as above the law... We must be clear, no one, not even the president, is above the law.''

The committee is expected to take up the articles later this week in the next step of impeaching Trump.

(With inputs from AFP)