Just one day before the House of Representatives is expected to officially impeach President Donald Trump with a floor vote on articles of impeachment, the President sent a frantic six page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who announced the impeachment inquiry against him in September.
The rambling letter reiterated Republican talking points against impeachment and indicated Trump's growing concern at the inevitability of his impeachment.
Trump wrote in the letter:
"By proceeding with your invalid impeachment, you are violating your oaths of office, you are breaking your allengiance to the Constitution, and you are declaring open war on American Democracy. You dare to invoke the Founding Fathers in pursuit of this election-nullification scheme—yet your spiteful actions display unfettered contempt for America's founding and your egregious conduct threatens to destroy that which our Founders pledged their very lives to build. Even worse than offending the Founding Fathers, you are offending Americans of faith by continually saying 'I pray for the President,' when you know this statement is not true, unless it is meant in a negative sense. It is a terrible thing you are doing, but you will have to live with it, not I!"
The letter went on in an attempt to discredit both articles of impeachment—abuse of power and obstruction of Congress—against the President.
Similar to some of his rhetoric in the past, Trump invoked images of a witch hunt.
"More due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials."
For the record, the impeachment inquiry has gone through three committees in the House with numerous witnesses, a vote to confirm the inquiry, and chances for the President or his counsel to counter the arguments made in the House Judiciary Committee. Impeachment is a process enshrined by the Constitution.
People thought it was laughable that Trump thought more due process was granted to those who hanged because they wouldn't admit they were witches.
That was far from the only section that stood out.
The House will vote on articles of impeachment on Wednesday.