Democrat Chuck Schumer explains the allegation Source: AP
Since Davos, the president posted 142 tweets on Wednesday and broke his record; focused on the charge of abuse of power, the Democrats evoked Bill Clinton
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Twitter While the Democrats called for his impeachment in the Senate and accused him of "cheating" to be reelected by presenting his hard plea in the political trial, the president set a record from his phone: he sent 142 messages on Twitter, including retuits, the day before yesterday , the highest figure of his presidency. The previous mark was from December 19, one day after the Democrats approved the
impeachment in the lower house of Congress.
Trump's Twitter record reaffirmed once again the central role that social network has played in his presidency and in his communication strategy, based on direct contact, without filters or intermediaries, with his 71.5 million followers and with who wants to know what goes through the mind of the president.
Most of the messages he dispatched during the second day of his political trial – many from the presidential plane during his trip back to Washington from the Davos Economic Forum in Switzerland – were retuits of Republican senators and congressmen who turned their iron support to the president on the net.
Some messages contained segments of Trump interviews, campaign propaganda or direct criticism of the Democrats and Adam Schiff, the congressman who commanded the investigation of the
impeachment and leads the presentation of the opposition in the Senate trial.
"The more we know about Adam Schiff, the more the Republican Party will unify against this partisan farce!" Senator Rand Paul tweeted. "Right!" Trump retweeted.
Among the president's messages there was an announcement: Trump anticipated that he plans to attend a demonstration against the legal abortion that will take place today in Washington. The march, which is repeated every year for 47 years, never counted on the presence of a president, a new signal from Trump to his followers in the election year.
Trump continued yesterday with his attacks against the Democrats on the social network. And in Congress the Democrats continued their allegation against the president over the Ukrainegate scandal. The second full day of the political trial was devoted to the explanation of the first charge of the
impeachment: abuse of power of the presidency. Schiff and Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the Lower House Judiciary Committee, took turns on the podium to explain the reasons behind the accusation.
"The charges of
impeachment against President Trump are among the most serious that have been presented against a president, "Nadler said.
Nadler also responded to one of Trump's central arguments: that the president did not commit any crime. Nadler said there is no need for a crime to take a president to a
impeachment and it is enough that there has been an abuse of power. To reinforce his argument, Nadler cited one of Trump's Republican senators and allies, Lindsey Graham, who was one of the congressmen who worked on the
impeachment against Bill Clinton, in 1999, and then offered the same reasoning.
Once the presentation of the opposition is over, it will be the turn of Trump's lawyers, who will offer the official defense.