September 24, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will announce a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, according to the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.The most senior Democrat in Congress had been the biggest obstacle to opening a full impeachment inquiry by a vote in the House of Representatives.
Nancy Pelosi To Announce Formal Impeachment Inquiry Into President Donald Trump
She had previously argued that a fully empowered impeachment inquiry into Trump would be divisive, distract from the Democrats’ agenda and force recently elected politicians to take a vote that could upset swing voters.
But then came news that Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and the former vice president’s son Hunter Biden while withholding military aid approved for the country.
This request for foreign intervention in the 2020 election, and the potential act of bribery, pushed Pelosi over the edge.
After the new revelations about the president’s wrongdoing emerged, more and more Democratic lawmakers joined calls for Congress to open a full impeachment inquiry.
These newly pro-impeachment lawmakers included 11 freshmen members, including a handful from districts that Trump won in 2016.
“These new allegations are a threat to all we have sworn to protect,” seven freshmen lawmakers wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post on Tuesday.
“We must preserve the checks and balances envisioned by the Founders and restore the trust of the American people in our government.”
Calls for impeaching Trump began in earnest after the April 18 release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
While the report did not find any criminal acts in Trump’s and his campaign’s efforts to encourage Russian interference in the election, it did outline multiple efforts made by the president to obstruct the investigation.This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Follow HuffPost UK on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.
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Rudy Giuliani just made an appearance on Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan, and to say it went off the rails would be an understatement. President Trump's personal lawyer participated in what turned out to be a completely bonkers interview on the show on Thursday, which started somewhat normally only to get heated as Morgan grilled Giuliani on Trump tweeting that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Giuliani claimed Trump didn't quote a "nutty, horrible racist" on "purpose," but Morgan wasn't buying it, repeatedly calling Giuliani out and asking him why Trump is using "inflammatory language" on Twitter. After many minutes going back and forth on this, the interview finally went fully out of control as Giuliani screamed over Morgan's news coverage and the two traded insults, with Giuliani blasting Morgan as a "liar" and a "failed journalist" after Morgan asked him, "What happened to you, Rudy?" Morgan proceeded to label Giuliani "deranged," "unhinged," and "completely barking mad." As if the whole thing wasn't chaotic enough, they then spent the end of the interview litigating whether Giuliani dropped an F-bomb during the conversation; Giuliani claimed he didn't say live on the air that Morgan "f--ed up," but considering a bleep was added to the Twitter clip posted by Good Morning Britain, the network obviously wasn't convinced. Watch just a small piece of the wild journey below, with more on YouTube.
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