• Trump wrote a letter for Pelosi in which he paints the impeachment as a "sham"
  • The impeachment process, Trump said, is less fair than the Salem Witch Trials
  • A full page focuses on Trump's policies while in office
  • Trump later tweeted that the letter is being well received by the public
  • Pelosi terms letter "really sick" and "ridiculous"

In a fiery letter delivered to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Wedensday, on the eve of the House’s vote on impeachment, President Donald Trump attempted to lay out his case against the proceedings. Over the course of six pages, the President repeatedly lambasted Pelosi and congressional Democrats.

“You are the ones bringing pain and suffering to our Republic for your own selfish personal, political, and partisan gain,” wrote Trump, in one of many accusations made in the letter claiming that Democrats have been working continuously to undermine his administration.

“It is a terrible thing you are doing, but you will have to live with it, not I!”

In the letter, Trump also accused Pelosi of offending religious Americans: “Even worse than offending the Founding Fathers, you are offending Americans of faith by continually saying ‘I pray for the President.’”

Trump went so far as to claim that “more due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials” and wrote that the impeachment “is nothing more than an illegal, partisan attempted coup” by Democrats.

While, unsurprisingly, the letter initially focused heavily on the impeachment process, it later veers into claims – despite last week’s Justice Department report on the FBI having said otherwise – that Democrats, including then-President Barack Obama, unjustly “spied” on Trump’s campaign in 2016 and have drummed up “conspiracy theories” in order to remove him from the White House.

Nearly a full page was dedicated to touting Trump’s policies, ranging from the trade deal replacing NAFTA, USMCA to the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement to the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, among others.

Trump’s letter then turned its focus back to directly attacking Pelosi, saying that she and Democrats are putting on a “false display of solemnity” and “have so little respect for the American people” by “scarcely concealing your hatred of me.”

Critics said the letter displayed how the strain of impeachment is affecting Trump and does not serve him or his defense well. Despite that, however, the President posted a tweet in which he claims that the letter is getting “good marks and reviews.”

When asked to give her response to the letter, Pelosi said that "it's really sick" and "ridiculous," although she added that she has not yet read all six pages.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on whether or not to impeach Trump on Wednesday. If it passes, it will move on to the Senate for trial.

US President Donald Trump is furious on the eve of his likely impeachment
US President Donald Trump is furious on the eve of his likely impeachment AFP / Brendan Smialowski