Nancy Pelosi has initiated a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump over startling accusation of forcing a foreign power for his political gain. Top Democrat stated that President Donald Trump should “be held accountable” for the allegations.
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Meanwhile, US President refuted offenses against him and described the move as a witch hunt. House Speaker Ms. Pelosi important move followed the allegations that US president forced the Ukrainian president to inquire his leading political competitor, Joe Biden. The allegations smooth the way for a highly consequential confrontation between Democrats and the president in upcoming 2020 polls.
The proceedings will likely go against the president in Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. However, president’s Republican Party has majority seats in the Senate to protect him from being removed from office.
Ms. Pelosi didn’t disclose any schedule of how the process will move forward. Earlier, senior Democrats including Ms. Pelosi repelled the sounds within the party for starting impeachment proceedings. However, party management unified after an intelligence whistleblower disclosed a formal conversation between President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Trump-administration denied releasing whistleblower complaint. However, Democrats blamed the president Trump that he had warned to hold back military assistance to Ukraine till Mr. Zelensky acceptance to inquire corruption charges against Mr. Trump’s main political rival Joe Biden.
Mr. Trump has confessed that he discusses Joe Biden with Mr. Zelensky but he denied the assertion of pressurizing the Ukrainian president. He said that military aid to Ukraine has withheld so European nations increase their assistance.
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