US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. What’s next? What’s this all about? A whistleblower from inside the intelligence community has lodged a complaint that was partly about a summer phone conversation between Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The White House released a rough transcript of the call on Wednesday (Thursday NZT). According to that, Trump pressed Zelenskiy to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden. READ MORE: Donald Trump tried to negotiate his way out when he heard of impeachment inquiry Democrats announce impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump Democrats creep towards impeachment as Mueller testifies on Russian election interference Self-impeach? Talk shifts toward Trump defiance of Congress Nancy Pelosi accuses William Barr of lying after he skips Mueller hearing US Democrats subpoena uncensored Mueller report, some in party calling for Trump impeachment He urged Zelenskiy to work with US Attorney General William Barr and Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. What’s wrong with that? There are legal and political issues at play. It’s against the law to seek foreign government assistance for US elections. US Justice Department prosecutors have determined Trump did not violate campaign finance law, including a prohibition on… Read full this story
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