Pelosi: House 'Moving Forward With Official Impeachment Inquiry' of President Trump

By Michael W. Chapman | September 24, 2019 | 6:20pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) -- At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 24, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives was "moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry" of President Donald Trump. 

However, Pelosi did not allow the full House to vote on a formal impeachment inquiry so nothing, at this stage, has changed, said conservative Mark Levin

Citing an unidentified whistleblower and a telephone conversation that Trump had with the president of Ukraine in July, Pelosi claimed that Trump may have pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden's actions in Ukraine, as vice president, and the dubious business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden, in the Ukraine. 

This is currently speculation. No reporters have produced a transcript of the telephone call and the whistleblower, according to CNN and FNC's Brit Hume, apparently only heard about the issue second-hand, hearsay, not the actual telephone conversation. 

President Trump stated today that the White House will release a transcript of his conversation with President Volodymyr Zelensky tomorrow, Sept. 25.

"....You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call,"  tweeted Trump. "No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!"

In a tweet about Pelosi's allegations, Trump wrote, "They never even saw the transcript of the call. A total Witch Hunt!"

"The actions taken today by the president have seriously violated the Constitution," said Pelosi at the Capitol. 

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"The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections," Pelosi continued.

"Therefore, today, I am announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry," she said. 

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In reaction to the Speaker's announcement, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) tweeted, "Speaker Pelosi’s decree changes absolutely nothing. As I have been telling Chairman Nadler for weeks, merely claiming the House is conducting an impeachment inquiry doesn’t make it so. Until the full House votes to authorize an inquiry, nobody is conducting a formal inquiry."

Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted, "President Trump's actions are an abuse of power. They undermine our national security. They violate the oath of office. If we allow a President to get away with shredding the United States Constitution — that will last forever."

 

 

 

 

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