- President Vladimir Putin dismisses the assertion that President Donald Trump could be removed from office
- The Russian leader says the impeachment of Trump by the US House of Representatives was based on what he described as fabricated charges
- Putin notes that the Democratic Party pursued impeachment for purely political reasons having lost the US presidential election
President Vladimir Putin of Russia has dismissed the assertion that President Donald Trump could be removed from office on the grounds that the Republican-dominated US Senate is unlikely to remove a representative of their own party from office.
The Russian president made the statement on Thursday, December 19, at his annual news conference in Moscow, The UK Independent reports.
Putin told his audience that the impeachment of Trump by the US House of Representatives was based on what he says were fabricated charges.
The Russian leader said the Democratic Party pursued impeachment for purely political reasons having lost the US presidential election. He predicted that the impeachment motion will be rejected by the Senate.
Legit.ng had reported that President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives of the United States of America over abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The members of the US House of Representatives voted 230 in favour of removing Trump against 197 for him not to be impeached on the first article of impeachment - abuse of power.
On the second article, which is obstruction of congress, the federal lawmakers voted 229 to 198 for Trump to be impeached.
With this, Trump becomes the third president to be impeached in the history of the United States. The president was accused of using his public office to coerce a foreign government into attacking his political rival.
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