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Democrats unveil impeachment articles

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/10/19, 12:47 pm

WASHINGTON—House Democratic leaders accuse President Donald Trump of abusing his power and obstructing Congress in two articles of impeachment. The introduction of the articles on Tuesday follows more than two months of investigations.

What do the articles of impeachment conclude? They accuse Trump of attempting to pressure Ukraine into investigating the family of former Vice President Joe Biden. The articles do not address any of the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Democratic leaders of key investigating committees said the president’s actions toward Ukraine violated the Constitution by using his office for personal political gain. The Judiciary Committee will debate the articles and likely recommend them for a floor vote by the end of this week. If the House votes to impeach as expected, a trial in the Republican-majority Senate likely will happen next month.

In response to the announcement, Trump tweeted, “To impeach a President … who has done NOTHING wrong, is sheer Political madness!”

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Sift on the marathon hearing lawmakers held on Monday examining the evidence for impeachment.


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Harvest Prude

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

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  • Sondance
    Posted: Wed, 12/11/2019 02:22 pm

    " They accuse Trump of attempting to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political enemies, rather than focusing on the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election "

    Can you expand on how this sentence tells us what are the specific findings. "...attempting to pressure Ukraine... rather than focus on the findings of..." is not clear.

    thanks

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Tue, 12/10/2019 07:10 pm

    I agree. I had to read that several times and just gave up understanding what it means.

    If it is exactly what they said, then it's just nonsense coming from Dems. Which is understandable because it is NOT understandable. :-)

  • Web Editor
    Posted: Thu, 12/12/2019 04:26 pm

    We apologize for any confusion in the report. We have edited it to clarify what the articles of impeachment do or do not address.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Tue, 12/10/2019 07:07 pm

    It is madness. It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome. And Pelosi and minions have is REAL BAD.

  • Sondance
    Posted: Wed, 12/11/2019 02:24 pm

    I  hope the reporter will clarify her report above. thanks

  • Web Editor
    Posted: Thu, 12/12/2019 04:26 pm

    We apologize for any confusion in the report. We have edited it to clarify what the articles of impeachment do or do not address.

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    Cyborg3
    Posted: Thu, 12/12/2019 10:47 am

    This is shear madness and the irony is that they did everything they accuse Trump of doing but many times worse! World should report on the impeachment but explain the significance of the irregularities and seek to show what were the motives behind the investigation of Trump (or at least present the evidence where the reader could draw conclusions getting to the truth of the matter). Is the president tasked with weeding out corruption in the government? If so, should he not have investigated Biden for the gross irregularities found where Biden was pressuring Ukraine to prevent his kid from loosing his lucrative position (where he had absolutely no qualifications) using federal funding? The difference between Trump and Biden was that the Biden issue was so outrageous where his son was receiving over 50 thousand per month. The same son was also given over a Billion dollars in a corporation to do as he saw fit by the Chinese. Having a president involved in this apparent corruption would compromise the national security of our nation. But Trump's motivation (as well as our nation's interests) for investigating Ukraine went beyond just Biden for part of the allegations for the supposed "Russian Collusion and interference in our elections" was supposedly coming from the Ukraine, so there were other reasons to investigate the matters related to Ukraine that Trump was pushing. 

    Remember again that whatever they charge Trump with the Democrats are doing it at a level many times worse than just the aligations of what Trump supposedly did. So was there legitimate reasons to investigate Trump for collusion with the Russians? You remember the Russian Collusion narrative that went on incessantly for nearly three years? Why are we Republicans all worked up about it if we are willing to allow Trump to investigate Biden? We are now finding out that there were gross irregularities about the investigation from the very start - like altering emails to bolster the case against Trump to get the FISA warrant. Although Horowitz said there was no bias by the FBI as he could see it, he was working with limited evidence since he is  the Inspector General and would only look at evidence within the organization. The investigation into Trump was politically motivated if we look at ALL the evidence so there is good reason for us Republicans to get worked up about it! The basis of the investigation was a lie from the start! 

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/jeff-sessions-on-ig-report-revealing-email-altering-a-stunning-development

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