US President Donald Trump said that the ongoing impeachment inquiry was a «witch hunt,» while addressing a gathering of evangelical Christians at the Values Voters Summit in Washington DC.
«I never thought I'd see or hear that word with regard to me — impeachment! I said the other day, it's an ugly word,» Trump said while speaking at the Family Research Council's annual gala. «It means horrible... Еще, horrible crimes and things — I can't even believe it.»
«It's based on a single phone call of congratulations to the president of Ukraine which they fraudulently mischaracterised to sound absolutely horrible,» he added.
Trump proceeded to accuse the «extreme left» of having «no respect for the will of the American people.»
Trump is alleged to have asked Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to find damaging information on the business dealings of Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during a phone call. Hunter Biden was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company between 2014 and 2019.
The Family Research Council has been listed as an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the civil rights non-profit the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 2010.