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Donald Trump calls impeachment probe against him ‘a COUP’ in latest tweet

President Donald Trump speaks during an Armed Forces welcome ceremony for the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.
President Donald Trump speaks during an Armed Forces welcome ceremony for the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Donald Trump called the recent impeachment proceedings against him a “COUP” that was intended to take away the “God-given rights” of American citizens.

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“As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP, intended to take away the Power of the People, their VOTE, their Freedoms, their Second Amendment, Religion, Military, Border Wall, and their God-given rights as a Citizen of The United States of America!” Trump wrote in a Twitter thread Tuesday night.

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Trump, who is being investigated over a July 25 phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, was accused of leveraging military aid to assert pressure on political opponent Joe Biden.

A formal impeachment inquiry was launched by the House last month in the wake of a whistleblower complaint.

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Trump has repeatedly denounced the investigation against him and has previously called it a “witch hunt”.

In one of his most recent attacks against the inquiry, he retweeted the words of Pastor Robert Jeffress, who stated that a “Civil War like fracture” would occur should the president be impeached.

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Trump’s tweets came a day after the U.S. Justice Department said he recently asked several foreign leaders, including the Australian prime minister, to help Attorney General William Barr with his investigation into the Russian probe.

This is not the first time Trump has claimed to be the victim of coup before — he once called Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s Russian interference election probe an “attempted coup.”

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Donald Trump calls Mueller Report an ‘attempted coup’ by his enemies
Donald Trump calls Mueller Report an ‘attempted coup’ by his enemies