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Democrats skip break to push impeachment

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/30/19, 01:14 pm

WASHINGTON—While most lawmakers went home over the weekend for a two-week congressional recess, Democrats on House committees investigating the president stayed put. They plan to continue their impeachment inquiry into whether President Donald Trump asked the president of Ukraine for political favors and then tried to cover it up.

What will they spend their time doing? Democrats have requested documents from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and testimony from a lineup of officials, including former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, and intelligence Inspector General Michael Atkinson. Atkinson forwarded a whistleblower’s complaint about the matter to White House officials and Congress. Congressional committees also want the whistleblower to testify soon.

Trump maintained his innocence in a series of tweets on Monday. He reiterated he merely asked the Ukrainian president to investigate corruption. As proof, he pointed to a memorandum about the call that the White House released last week.

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Stew about what each party could gain and lose from the impeachment effort.


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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  •  Xion's picture
    Xion
    Posted: Tue, 10/01/2019 12:57 am

    Asking the Ukraine to investigate corruption is in itself corruption.

    Wiretapping, spying on a candidate, lying to the FISA court, paying for a dirty dossier and trying to overthrow a duly elected president is called upholding the Constitution. 

  • Cyborg3's picture
    Cyborg3
    Posted: Tue, 10/01/2019 02:36 am

    The Democrats are corrupt beyond measure! We need to be praying for our country that the blatant corruption would be eliminated. The fact that they even bring this forward, when they have done even worse than what they accuse Trump of doing, shows the brazen cold stone hearts that they have. How long will our nation last when so many are willing to entertain this mockery of our justice and our constitution? It is time that good men and women stand and say enough is enough!

  • VISTA48
    Posted: Tue, 10/01/2019 06:29 am

    To me, the most alarming part of this is that if these rogue Democrats can ignore real, provable corruption while inventing crimes for a sitting President, they can - and will - do it to us. They are already turning a good portion of the Bill of Rights into crimes, if you are of the wrong political persuasion.

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