Donald Trump targeted by impeachment

Donald Trump targeted by impeachment

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Speaker Democrats of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced the opening of an investigation, the first step in the impeachment procedure.

A course is crossed. House Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday (September 24th) the opening of an investigation into the first stage of a Donald Trump impeachment proceeding.

A few hours before the officialization, the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Reuters news agency claimed that Nancy Pelosi would initiate this potentially explosive procedure over a controversial US President’s conversation with the Ukrainian president. What the Chief of the House confirmed later.

“The acts of the president so far have violated the Constitution,” accused the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives. “Today, I announce that the House of Representatives is launching an official investigation for the impeachment procedure,” she said.

For his part, Donald Trump promised that he would publish the audio recording of this interview, object of all speculation.

“I am currently at the United Nations to represent our country, but I have authorized the publication tomorrow of the full, fully declassified and unmodified transcript of my telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky,” he wrote on Tuesday. social networks before continuing: “you will see that it was a very friendly and quite appropriate call.”

After the confirmation of the launching of the impeachment procedure, the US President, true to his rhetoric, again accused Democrats of launching a “gutter witch hunt”. “They did not even read the script,” he said.

  • Impeachment, a risky procedure (and at the end uncertain)

Fine strategist, 79-year-old Nancy Pelosi, braked for many months the progressive wing of her party that was already calling to launch the impeachment after several other cases. Triggering this procedure, very unpopular in the polls, while Donald Trump would most likely be acquitted by the Senate, could cost the Democrats the elections in November 2020, she warned to the chagrin of the progressives.

However, the Ukrainian case played the role of the detonator, after a series of other perilous cases for the US head of state including the case on Russian interference during the Trump campaign in 2016.

The conclusions of the report of Robert Mueller, which concluded the absence of collusion between Russia and the Trump team, are far from having convinced the opponents of the president. The new Democratic majority in the House from the last election has launched several investigations into Donald Trump’s suspicions of the impediment to justice in the Mueller investigation, of foreign influence and abuse of power, which could also lead to the opening of an impeachment procedure.

It takes 218 votes in the lower house to launch the impeachment procedure and 67 votes in the Senate to organize the “trial”.

But the assumption that the Senate – Republican, and therefore supportive of Trump – supports this measure seems unconvincing. The reaction of its president Mitch McConnell has proved it: “Pelosi’s over-medicated efforts to silence his left-wing have finally fallen to pieces. The Lower House of Democrats can not help it. Rather than working together by overtaking political parties over legislation to help American families and strengthen our nation, they are digging deeper into their obsession with bringing the 2016 election to justice, “said the Republican senator. .

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