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MARCH 2021

US House Of Representatives Launched Impeachment Inquiry Against President Donald Trump

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US House Of Representatives Launched Impeachment Inquiry Against President Donald Trump

US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi

On September 24th, US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced that Democrats are launching an impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump.

“The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law,” she said.

The reasoning behind the proceedings are the unconfirmed news reports that Trump pressured Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky into “digging dirt” on Democratic Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

“Today I’m announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry,” Pelosi said.

This marks the fourth time in US history a president has faced impeachment.

Trump allegedly used $250 million in military aid to Ukraine as a bargaining chip into forcing the Ukrainian side provide contact with a whistleblower.

This is quite similar to allegations against Joe Biden, back when he was vice president of holding financial aid to Kiev until the Ukrainian Prosecutor General was released from his post. He allegedly was about to launch an investigation into a business, which Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son had a stake in.

Nancy Pelosi had repeatedly resisted calls to being impeachment inquiries, but a breaking point appears to have been reached.

“This week, the president has admitted to asking the president of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically,” Pelosi said. “The actions of the Trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts of the president’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections.”

Trump “admitting” is rather vague, as he said he had spoke to Zelensky, and had mentioned Biden, but nothing else he is being accused of. The Ukrainian side, on several occasions, also said that there was no pressure and refused to acknowledge the topic of Joe Biden had arisen.

“You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo!” Trump tweeted.

Ever since the inquiry was announced Trump has gone to Twitter claiming that this was “Presidential harassment” and a “total Witch Hunt,” since Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff and Maxine Waters had “never even saw the transcript” of the call between Trump and Zelensky.

Trump said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had received permission from the Ukrainian government to release the transcript of the call, to prove that nothing illicit had taken place.

He initially said that he wouldn’t authorize the release of the transcript, but has since come round.

Republicans rushed to defend Trump in various interviews, saying that the Democrats were desperate and scrambling to construct any narrative and theme, after the complete failure of Russiagate.

Critics have said the transcript, on its own, is insufficient to settle the matter.

“The release of the transcript is necessary but far from sufficient,” said Ned Price, a National Security Council spokesman in the Obama White House. “At its heart, this is about an urgent, credible whistleblower complaint involving ‘multiple actions.’ The law says Congress must be provided with it. This will remain a cover-up until that happens.”

The transcript’s release may be followed by testimony from the whisteblower, Rep. Adam Schiff said.

“We‘re in touch with counsel and look forward to the whistleblower’s testimony as soon as this week,” Schiff tweeted.

Whether this would actually lead to impeachment is unknown, and also rather unlikely, since chances are the Democrats are more likely shooting themselves in the foot by trying to stir yet another scandal. The entire situation may backfire, since Trump is being accused of specifically the same thing that Biden was accused of doing years ago.

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