Salem mayor responds after Trump compares impeachment to “witch trials”

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Democrats will take the last step in the direction of impeachment; former independent counsel Ken Starr on the scale.

The mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, tired of the metaphor, not reality-based.

Democratic mayor Kim Driscoll tweeted that President Trump needs to “learn history”, after he claimed that the accused women in the city of the infamous 17. Century witch trials receive more due process than he has, as he faces indictment.

Driscoll wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that the trials in the year 1692 is included “powerless, innocent victim” who hanged himself “or pressed to death” on scant evidence.

Twenty people were killed on the suspicion of witchcraft in Salem, a coastal city about 20 miles North of downtown Boston, during a rage fuelled that belief, but, fear of disease and xenophobia, envy, and jealousy. Nineteen were hanged, and one man was crushed to death by rocks.

“More because of the process was provided to the accused in the Salem Witch trials,” wrote Trump in a blistering, no-holds-barred six-page letter Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the observation that Ukraine’s President has repeatedly said to the United Nations, he no excessive pressure from the White house had.


The President argues that the Democrats were trying to distract Americans from the strong economy and historically low unemployment figures, and he pointed out that the Democrats have publicly called for the indictment, since the day he took office.

He added: “a hundred years from now, when people look back in this matter, I want you to understand it and learn from it, so that it never happened to another President again.”

Democratic mayor Kim Driscoll of Salem, Massachusetts, right, said President Donald Trump needs to “learn history”, after he claimed that the defendants, in the city of notorious 17. Century witch trials receive more due process than he has, as he faces indictment. (Getty)

The President also dismissed often, the investigations into his administration as a “witch hunt.”

Trump may have played, the phrase during the Special Counsel, to Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections, and the role of then-candidate, Trump and his campaign.

Two votes in the house are expected on Wednesday night on the indictment against Trump. The first article claims abuse of power over Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to launch investigations of Democrats, which could benefit his re-election campaign-the President withheld help to the time, but stresses that there is no “quid pro quo.” The second alleged obstruction of Congress about Trump prevents the house of the interrogation of witnesses and obtaining documents for the impeachment investigation.

The allegations against Trump in contrast to the Salem Witch trials, are against a powerful leader of the world and come up with “enough evidence” and “recordings of misconduct,” Driscoll said.

“Well, will you ever have some history to learn?” Driscoll wrote in a follow-up tweet. “This situation is very different than the fate of the witch, the trial, the victims, who were condemned, the use of spectral evidence + then brutally hanged or pressed to death. A dubious legal process that is in no relation to the television indictment.”

Driscoll said, comparing the impeachment process is your city’s dark legacy initiative” for the victims and their descendants”.

“The people in Salem want this story reminded me so that it recognizes that, going forward, what should never happen again,” she said in an interview with WCVB-TV.


White House spokesman did not respond to an E-Mail from The Associated Press seeking comment on Wednesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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