House of Representatives Inquires About Impeachment

A phone call could cause Trump to lose power.

Ally Jones, Writer

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Donald Trump had a conversation with the president of Ukraine on July 25 which could cause Trump to be impeached. 

Currently, the House of Representatives is trying to impeach President Donald J. Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced last month that she was moving forward with a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump. There are multiple reasons for his impeachment. A CIA officer wrote a whistleblower report and in the report said, “the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 US election.” This started with one phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president. 

In July of this year, President Donald Trump was making a phone call to the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. This was a regular phone call between the two world leaders, but things turned when Trump asked the other president for a couple of favors. He asked Zelensky to work with his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and attorney, General William Barr, to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, who currently is the leading democratic candidate against Trump in the 2020 election. Trump said if Zelensky did his favor, Trump would give him in return, hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid. Zelensky told Trump that his new prosecutor general will look into it.

One of the things that Trump had asked Zelensky to investigate is when Joe Biden was vice president he supposedly pushed Viktor Shokin, a Ukrainian prosecutor, to be fired. Trump’s theory was that Biden pushed him to be fired to stop an investigation of Burisma. Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, had a seat on the board of directions, so Trump said Biden wanted to stop the investigation because his son was tied to it. Although, sources from former Obama administration officials and an anti-corruption advocate in Ukraine say he was fired for the opposite reason Trump claims.

  “Only 25 percent want the president impeached.”

Trump mentioned on his twitter, “which is pretty low considering the volume of fake news coverage, but pretty high considering the fact that I did NOTHING wrong. It is all just a continuation of the greatest Scam and Witch Hunt in the history of our country.” 

Although his stats in this tweet are incorrect. An article by The Washington Post was posted, 58% said that the House was right to launch an impeachment inquiry, and 49% said he should be impeached along with removed from office. Also, 30% of Republicans, Trump’s party, said the same thing.  Trump also posted on Twitter stating that the president of Ukraine said, in the strongest language possible, that Trump applied no pressure and did absolutely nothing wrong. “That should end this Democrat Scam, but it won’t because the Dems & Media are FIXED!” Trump tweeted. 

Along with all of that, Trump predicted that if he did get taken out of office a civil war would happen, instead of a stock market crash. Republican Adam Kinzinger responded to Trump’s words with this, “I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a president. This is beyond repugnant.” 

President Donald Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky during a meeting that was held on September 25, 2019, in New York.

 

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