President Donald Trump believes that this impeachment process against him has had the effect of uniting Republicans and could become a “big deal.”
“I think it’s going to be a big push for Republicans,” President Trump told reporters at the White House Monday when speaking about the impeachment inquiry.
“Republicans have never, ever been so committed as they are right now, and so united. So it’s really a big deal in some ways, but in others, it’s a disgrace. It’s a disgrace for our country,” he added.
President Trump noted that the Ukrainian president once again stated that at no time did he feel any pressure to conduct any investigation.
“The Ukrainian president came out and said very strongly that President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong. That should be case over,” Trump added.
“And that should put an end to it all, but it will never end because they want to do what they want to do. They’re ‘getting killed in their own district,'” he said of the Democrats.
The president also regretted that the Democrats didn’t decide to carry out the impeachment a year ago but suggested that they wanted it to coincide with the NATO summit, one of the most relevant meetings for the head of state of any member country.
“The radical left (…) decided a year ago (…) that when I left for NATO it was the right time,” said President Trump, adding, “This is one of the most important missions we carry out as president.”
Trump is accused of pressuring Ukraine to initiate investigations against his Democratic political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian gas company investigated for corruption between 2014 and 2019.
Democrats have tried unsuccessfully to prove that Trump established a “quid pro quo” with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy withholding U.S. promised military aid to Ukraine until the Bidens were investigated.
Zelenskiy recently corroborated President Trump’s version again in an interview with the European publication Der Spiegel: “I didn’t talk to President Trump in those terms: you give me this, I’ll give you that,” the president said according to The Daily Mail.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, a congressional panel will resume hearings of the increasingly questioned and discredited impeachment before the Judicial Committee.
On Monday, Republicans in Congress released a report with evidence that none of the Democrats’ witnesses had evidence of President Donald Trump’s involvement in bribery, extortion, or misdemeanors.