Impeachment Inquiry On President Trump

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Last month, House Democrats announced their impeachment inquiry against president Donald Trump. The impeachment inquiry comes after an anonymous whistleblower alleged the Trump administration pressured Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky into investigating former Vice-President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, by threatening to withhold $400 million in military aid.

The anonymous whistleblower wrote in their complaint, “In the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election,”

Many witnesses testified to the house already during the closed door deposition, the first stage of the impeachment inquiry. A diplomat to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testified that Trump’s allies made it clear to Ukraine that opening an investigation into Biden would be directly tied to their military aid. Many released text messages from Kurt Volker, Trump’s former envoy to Ukraine, showed many of his colleagues felt Trump was trying to create a quid pro quo with Ukraine’s president.

More witnesses are scheduled but unconfirmed to testify through November sixth, according to the Washington Post’s full impeachment calendar.

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