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October 28, 2019

 

A whistle-blower’s complaint accused President Trump of using his office to try to get Ukraine to help him with his re-election campaign in 2020. This led to an impeachment inquiry led by the House Intelligence Committee on September 26, 2019. 

 

At the core of the whistle-blower’s complaint is a July call between Mr. Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. President Trump brought up American aid to Ukraine country and then urged the Ukrainian leader to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden Jr and his son Hunter. 

 

The whistle-blower, who did not listen directly to the call, also said that in an attempt to hide all records of the call, White House lawyers told officials to move the transcript into a separate system reserved for classified information.  Just days before the conversation, Trump had instructed his chief of staff to place a hold on about $400 million in military aid to the country, which is involved in a military conflict with Russia. 

 

The complaint goes on to say the president’s personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, is a pivotal figure in this effort, but that Attorney General William Barr is involved too. Not much is known about the whistleblower, except that he is an intelligence officer who was detailed to work at the White House. Lawyers for him refused to confirm he is part of the CIA. 

 

A majority of the house members Two hundred and twenty-three House Democrats and one independent now favor some kind of impeachment action against President Donald Trump, according to an NBC News tally. The majority of republicans are with Trump and believe he did nothing wrong. Senator Mitch McConnell called the impeachment inquiry “laughable”  and Representative Kevin McCarthy complained the whistleblower has no primary sources to support the claims. 

 

According to an article published on CNN, House Speaker Pelosi told reporters at her weekly news conference “this is a cover-up.” At least five candidates: Senators Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, and the former housing secretary Julián Castro agreed with the claims of a “cover-up.” In the coming weeks the news will unravel the updates within the Impeachment Inquiry. 

 

 

 

 

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