Trump Tweets He Did 'Nothing Wrong' Ahead Of House Vote On Impeachment | NBC News

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Published: 12/18/2019 02:50 PM

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President Trump is tweeting ahead of the House's vote on articles of impeachment against him. NBC News' Hallie Jackson reports from the White House. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of in...



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Let'S go to hallie jackson at the white house, the president already tweeting this morning as he saw the message delivered to congress and he's not happy about it lester. He is out with several tweets just in the last little bit saying. Can you believe that i will be impeached today by what he describes as the radical left do-nothing democrats, and i did nothing wrong, calling it a terrible thing. ...
He goes on to say what he said so far in this process read the transcripts. This should never happen to another president again say a prayer, a reference of course to nancy pelosi's comments that she often prays for president trump. He is angry lester based onthe conversations that i have had with sources in and around the white house here on our team. As well, he does not want to be impeached. This is a president who understands that this is going to be a forever tarnish on his administration and on his legacy. That said, i'm told by people close to the president that he is ready for a fight. He relishes it. He knows this is coming. He knows that it is inevitable, but there is a sense inside the west wing here from officials around the president as well, that they're just mad that this is now happening.

Some 70 plus days 80 days after the initial impeachment proceedings were open, youcan sense. The president's anger, it's very clear from that six page, extraordinary letter that he directed to house speaker nancy pelosi just in the last 24 hours, complaining that he had no due process saying that more was afforded to those accused in the salem witch trials and then said This to the speaker, by proceeding with you're invalid impeachment, you are violating your oaths of office, you are breaking your allegiance to the constitution and you are declaring open war on american democracy. It is a truly remarkable message from the president of the united states to the sitting house speaker, and it is one that shows just how defiant president trump is in this moment. We'Re watchingfor several key moments today, lester as this floor debate continues on the house, and the vote is ultimately taken. We expect the president to leave for a rally he's going to be in front of lots of supporters in michigan later tonight. That'Ll happen mid-afternoon here at the white house, as he often does. He may stop and take questions from reporters on the way and then watch for this moment. As the vote is happening, it is quite possible, based on the timing that we think could occur over on capitol hill, that the president could take the stage at his rally within minutes of the vote to impeach em bottom line when you step back and putthis all In context, this is a moment that will go down in history. It is not the history that donald trump wants to make, but it is the history that at this point, seems all but inevitable. Hey nbc news viewers, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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