Donald Trump calls for Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff to be IMPEACHED
President Donald Trump accused Nancy Pelosi of treason in a furious tweet-storm on Sunday night that claimed the House Speaker knew about ‘Shifty’ Adam Schiff’s ‘lies and massive frauds.’
And he called for both of them to be impeached for ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and even Treason’, amid controversy over his July 25 call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The president has previously called out Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, for treason over the characterization of the call during a Capitol Hill hearing.
Schiff and other Democrats are looking to impeach the president after they say he made the call to pressure Zelensky into investigating former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter for corruption.
He 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’
He added: ‘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!’
Seeking Pelosi and Schiff’s impeachment may prove difficult, under the rules set forth under the constitution.
Those who can be impeached include ‘The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States,’ according to Article ii, section 4 of the constitution.
The one problem with Trump’s call for impeachment is that members of Congress are not civil officers, for the very purpose of impeachment.
Instead, senators and representatives are subject to expulsion, under the constitution.
Trump’s tweet Sunday just before 10:30 pm added Pelosi to his list of Democrats who he claims may be guilty of betraying the country.
Trump also alleged in his tweet that Pelosi knew of ‘the illegal meetings with a highly partisan ‘Whistleblower’ & lawyer…’
The reference was about a CIA agent who accused Trump of setting a quid pro quo of millions in military aid for an investigation into Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine, based on second-hand information.
The unidentified agent, who worked for a short time in the White House and filed an official whistleblower complaint, is represented by attorney Mark Zaid, who on Sunday said he had a new client — a second whistleblower who also was an intelligence official — who had first-hand knowledge that supported some of the agent’s allegations against the president.
Trump’s claim the agent was ‘highly partisan,’ came after the New York Times reported last week that the whistleblower had given Schiff’s committee an ‘early warning’ about filing the complaint.
Schiff has taken heat from critics who claim he withheld the report to later exploit the news of the complaint.