Donald Trump comes under pressure from numerous incriminating testimonies in the Ukraine affair increasingly. While the US president has been reacting to attacks on the witnesses via Twitter in the past, leading US Democrat Nancy Pelosi suggests another solution.
"What the president did is so much worse than what Richard Nixon did," Pelosi said in an interview with US broadcaster CBS. Nixon had his country enough to see that it could not go on. The ex-US president had been ousted in the wake of the Watergate affair and resigned as the only president in US history so far.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi alleges on @FaceTheNation that President Trump's actions are "so much worse than even Richard Nixon did" https://t.co/NDQr5v5W4b pic.twitter.com/CIAjB4THMl- CBS News (@CBSNews) November 17, 2019
At the same time, Pelosi called on Trump to provide investigators with possible exonerating information in the impeachment hearings. The President has "every opportunity to comment on the case". Also a statement before the intelligence committee would be in question.
Pelosi called Trump in the interview recorded on Friday also a "con man", whose own insecurity has led him to the Twitter attacks on the former Ukraine Ambassador of the United States, Marie Yovanovitch, enticed.
"He made a mistake," Pelosi said. "He knows her strength, and he's tried to undermine her."
The Democrats have recently begun public hearings that could result in impeachment of Donald Trump. They accuse him of abuse of office because he has urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj in a telephone conversation to interfere in his favor in the US election campaign. Several witnesses have already charged Trump. The president, however, assures his innocence.