Putin: Democrats Trying to Overturn the 2016 Election With Impeachment
Russian leader says Dems trying to 'achieve results through other means'
The Russian leader accused Democrats of attempting to “achieve results through other means” after they lost to Trump in the 2016 election.
Putin said the impeachment process is “just the continuation of domestic political strife” in America.
The Russian president was responding to questions from reporters about what effect impeachment will have on his relations with the Trump administration.
But Putin added that the impeachment saga is not over yet.
“The Senate vote – where, as far as I know, the Republicans have the majority – still lies ahead," he said.
"They will hardly want to oust a representative of their party from power for some trumped-up reasons,” Putin added.
“This is just the continuation of the domestic political strife."
"The party, which lost the election, the Democratic Party, tried to achieve results through other means, accusing Trump of colluding with Russia," he continued.
"Later on, it turned out that there had been no collusion, so this cannot be the basis for impeachment. Now they are referring to alleged pressure on Ukraine,” he added.
“I don’t know what it is all about. Your members of Congress should know better,” he concluded.
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Putin took the year-end press conference to reflect that Russia’s constitutional ban against serving more than two consecutive terms as president may have outlived its usefulness.
“Your humble servant served two terms consecutively, then left his post, but with the constitutional right to return to the post of president again, because these two terms were not successive,” Putin noted.
Putin's comments came as one of the Democrats’ top impeachment witnesses against Trump, claimed the party had not impeached the president, despite their vote on Wednesday.
Noah Feldman's assertions, voiced in an op-ed in Bloomberg News, came as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi considered withholding articles of impeachment to the Senate due to concerns the trial would be biased in favor of Trump.
“So far, we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us,” Pelosi told reporters last night.
“That would’ve been our intention, but we’ll see what happens over there.”