Following recent allegations of the incumbent US President Donald Trump’s abuse of power, the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced to launch a formal impeachment inquiry against the United States President Trump.
This is after the President is said to have put pressure on the Ukrainian President to hold investigations against his biggest political rival in the coming elections Joe Biden.
These allegations are said to have been triggered by an intelligence whistleblower who launched a formal complaint against the US President about a phone call that he made to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
In the phone call the United States President is said to have threatened Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter of corruption otherwise he would withdraw US military aid to Ukraine if he refused.
This was not taken lightly by the Democrats who believe the President used presidential powers to pressure a foreign government to dig up (or manufacture) damaging information on a political rival to win an election. Hence forging the will among Democrats to contemplate a clear move toward impeachment.
President Donald Trump however refused the allegations of ever forcing or talking to the Ukrainian President about undertaking investigations on Joe Biden and his son. Trump says he however did have a phone call with the Ukrainian President and that he did withdraw US military aid from Ukraine which was only done to encourage other European countries to contribute towards Ukraine.
Donald Trump further promised to authorize the release of a “complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript” of the 25 July call.
A lot remains to be decided on as the House of Representatives and other stakes wait for the release of the transcript.