President Trump has reacted negatively to confirmation public impeachment hearings will start next week.
At a rally in Louisianna hours President Trump had this to say:
"Corrupt politicans... and the crooked media have launched the deranged, delusional, destructive an hyper-partisan impeachment witch hunt.
"Now we go again. It's all a hoax, it's a scam and you know who helps them? These people right back here, the media."
RNZ's US correspondent is Simon Marks.