WASHINGTON – House democrats officially announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Tuesday morning.
“The House Committee on the Judiciary is introducing two articles of impeachment, charging the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, with committing high crimes and misdemeanors,” said Rep. Jerry Nadler. “The first article is for abuse of power. It is an impeachable offense for the president to exercise the powers of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or in injuring the national interest. That is exactly what President Trump did when he solicited and pressured Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 presidential election.”
“When the House investigated and opened an impeachment inquiry,” Nadler furthered. “President Trump engaged in unprecedented, categorical and indiscriminate defiance of the impeachment inquiry. This gives rise to the second article of impeachment for obstruction of Congress.”
The impeachment charges come after a two-month investigation into Ukraine.
An anonymous whistleblower says President Trump tried to get Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son during a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Trump responded after the press conference saying: “Both the President and Foreign Minister of Ukraine said, many times, that there “was no pressure.” Nadler and the Dems know this, but refuse to acknowledge.”
The House is expected to move quickly with an impeachment vote next week.
Trump would become the third president in history to be impeached. If it happens, it would set up a trial in the Senate. The Republican led Senate could acquit the President.