President Donald Trump is demanding that the impeachment probe by House Democrats be shut down as revelations that the lawyer for the whistleblower whose complaint led to the probe had called efforts to remove Trump a “coup” in January 2017.
“Based on the information released last night about the Fake Whistleblowers attorney, the Impeachment Hoax should be ended IMMEDIATELY! There is no case, except against the other side!” Trump tweeted in response to Mark Zaid’s tweet saying “impeachment will follow” the coup.
Zaid represents the whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella, although not all news outlets are naming him as the whistleblower after threats to sue them for the disclosure.
Several of Ciaramella’s contentions have already been disproven by Trump’s release of the call transcript, which showed no evidence of aid being withheld or of a quid pro quo.
“Democrats must be accountable for their hoaxes and their crimes,” Trump said at a rally Wednesday in Louisiana.
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