Pelosi announces that Congress will proceed with the formal accusation against Trump

Pelosi announces that Congress will proceed with the formal accusation against Trump

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The president of the House of Representatives affirms that everything that has transpired so far proves that the president of the United States abused his power for his own benefit.

The president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has urged Congressional Democrats to proceed with the formal indictment against Donald Trump in the impeachment or impeachment process initiated against the president of the United States over the Ukrainian scandal. Pelosi addressed the nation from the Capitol at nine in the morning on Thursday and considered that everything that has transpired so far proves that the president abused his power for his own benefit.

“What is at stake is our democracy, the president leaves us no choice but to act,” said Pelosi. “The president – he continued – has abused his power undermining our national security and threatening the integrity of our elections. These actions are a challenge to the vision of our founders and the oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the US Constitution. ” In this way, Pelosi announced to the president of the Justice Committee of the House, Jerrold Nadler, the mandate of the Chamber for the drafting of articles against the president.

Pelosi, third authority of the nation and the most powerful democrat in Washington, used a solemn tone to announce the new phase of a process she had been very suspicious of during two years, when the investigation that beset Trump was related to the Russian plot.

Everything changed last September. The House of Representatives launched the preliminary investigation for the impeachment on the 24th of that month, thanks to the Democratic majority, by transcending the president’s maneuvers to get the Ukrainian justice to announce investigations on his political rival, Joe Biden, and his son Hunter, who was paid by the gas company called Burisma while the father was vice president. The investigation tries to clarify if the republican also used military aid and a bilateral meeting with President Volodímir Zelenski as a form of pressure to achieve some inquiries that would benefit him electorally.

This Thursday morning, newly arrived from a turbulent NATO summit in London, Trump had asked the Democrats for a “quick” trial to prevent what he considers a “witch hunt” to take too long. “If you have to make an impeachment, do it quickly, so that we have a quick trial in the Senate and our country can return to work,” said the president in his Twitter account.

The unofficial calendar that the Democrats handle fixed before Christmas the voting of possible charges against the president in the plenary of the House of Representatives, where the accusation will go ahead in all probability, thanks to the Democratic majority. The deliberation itself and the final vote on the verdict, however, will take place later, in January, in the Senate. Where the Republican majority will acquit the president, except for a drastic turn in the script. So far, all Party members have closed ranks around the president.

This is the fourth time that the United States has launched an impeachment process, but none of the previous three has ended the fall of the president. Andrew Johnson, in the nineteenth century, and Bill Clinton, in the 1990s, passed the vote in the Senate, while Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 for Watergate when the case had not yet passed the final verdict in the upper house.

 

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