Democrats Call for Impeachment of Trump

Posted on November 22, 2019 by

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On 24 September, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she was initiating impeachment proceedings against President Trump. 

Pelosi’s move resulted after Trump allegedly urged the Ukranian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump’s action prompted the House to call for an impeachment inquiry against him, an act many Democrats were ready for since day one. 

Pelosi, who has been Speaker of the House since January of this year, resisted impeachment at first. Until now, she claimed it was “just not worth it.” Though they were hesitant, Democrats knew it was the only step left. 

“The actions of the Trump presidency have revealed the dishonorable fact of the president’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,” Pelosi said in a brief statement. “Therefore, today, I am announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.”

Trump lashed out at Democrats, namely Adam Schiff, Representative Nadler, and Maxine Waters. On the day Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry, Trump tweeted “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!”  

The whistleblower released his complaint on 26 September. The complaint was focused on the 25 July phone call Trump made to the Ukrainian president, Zelensky. It was also released in the complaint that White House officials, possibly knowing the gravity of the call, moved the transcript of the call to a separate computer used to store classified and sensitive information. 

When news was released that the whistleblower was a Democrat and had ties with Joe Biden, Trump quickly took to Twitter, like usual.

“A Total Scam by the Do Nothing Democrats,” Trump tweeted. “For the good of the Country, this Wirch [sic] Hunt should end now!”

The White House said they will not cooperate with the impeachment inquiry. Trump’s personal attorney said he will not cooperate with House investigators and he “can’t imagine” anyone in the Trump administration doing so. 

Actions of the White House has caused chairmen to order a subpoena against many White House officials. Three of these officials–Mike Pence, Mark Esper, and Russ Vought–face the deadlines for these subpoenas.

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