President Vladimir Putin of Russia has reacted to the President Donald Trump’s impeachment by the House of Representatives.
Putin condemned the assertion that 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 Herald gathered that the Russian president made the statement on Thursday, December 19, at his annual news conference in Moscow.
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.
Meanwhile, The Herald reported that President Donald Trump has been impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of congress.
The impeachment is as a result of Trump seeking foreign interference from Ukraine to meddle in the country politics. Findings revealed that Trump has been secretly mounting pressure on Ukraine to investigate his Democratic political rival, Joe Biden.
President Trump who was also impeached for Obstruction of Congress was found guilty of intentionally withholding relevant information from the impeachment inquiry. He refused to disclose documentary evidence and forbade his aides from testifying.
230 Democrats voted that he was guilty of abuse of power while 197 Republicans voted to absolve him of the charge.
However, Trump’s impeachment does not mean he is vacating the White House immediately as opposed to Nigeria where the President instantly bids the presidency farewell. The impeached US President will stand trial before the Senate where his fate will be decided. The trial begins in January.