1. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"(Reporter question) Do you want the House to proceed with an impeachment inquiry at this point, an official impeachment inquiry?
Well I wouldn't mind because we have no rights, the way they're doing it, they've taken away our rights. So if they proceed and you know they'll just get their people, they're all in line, because even though many of them don't want to vote, they have no choice, they have to follow their leadership and then we'll get it to the Senate and we're going to win. The Republicans have been very unified. This is the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country. So we beat the one that started immediately. We went through two years of Mueller and that came out like a 10. It came out perfect. And a few days go by and they start this nonsense and this is just as ridiculous. So the Democrats, unfortunately they have the votes, they can vote very easily. Even though most of them, many of them don't believe they should do it. And I do believe, I do believe that because of what they're doing with Pelosi and their real leaders - AOC Plus 3 (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and her so called "squad") - that's their real leaders. I really believe that they're gonna pay a tremendous price at the polls."
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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"(Reporter question) What did your letter to Pelosi say?
Well, we'll be issuing a letter. As everybody knows we've been treated very unfairly, very different from anybody else, if you go over not only history, if you go over any aspect of life, you'll see how unfairly we've been treated. We've done a fantastic job. Everything to me is about corruption. We want to find out what happened with 2016 and as you know, there's a lot of work going on on that. I don't care about Biden's campaign. But I do care about corruption. His campaign, that's up to him. Politics, that's up to them. I don't care about politics. Politics as I think I made clear, and yesterday, somebody asked me a question and I gave an answer, but always in the form of corruption. What I want to do, and I think I have an obligation to do and probably a duty to do it, corruption. We are looking for corruption."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"(Reporter question): Have you asked foreign leaders for any corruption investigations that don't involve your political opponent?
You know, we would have to look. But what I asked for and what I always will ask for is anything having to do with corruption with respect to our country. If a foreign country can help us with respect to corruption and corruption probes, I don't care if it's Biden or anybody else."
President Donald Trump said Friday the White House is preparing to send a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in which he is expected to formally object to Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
The letter is expected to say the White House won't cooperate with the probe because it was initiated without a vote of the House.
Trump confirmed the move to reporters Friday outside the White House, but he also acknowledged that Democrats in the House "have the votes" to begin a formal impeachment inquiry.
Trump said he believes the Democrats' impeachment proceedings will backfire on them politically.
"I really believe that they're going to pay a tremendous price at the polls," he said.
Pelosi last week announced that the House was beginning the inquiry but didn't seek the consent of the full chamber, as was done for impeachment investigations into former Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.
Trump allies have suggested that without a formal vote, the House is merely conducting standard oversight, entitling lawmakers to a lesser level of disclosure from the administration. The Justice Department raised similar arguments last month, though that was before Pelosi announced the impeachment investigation.