Momentum for impeachment builds amid Donald Trump Ukraine whistleblower scandal


"So bad for our Country!"

External Link Donald Trump reaction to impeachment inquiry External Link Donald Trump tweet: "They never even saw the transcript of the call". Trump insists he has done nothing wrong.

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said West Virginians are not interested in "political and partisan theatrics", and approved the president's decision to release the transcript.

Trump fired back quickly on Twitter, calling the inquiry "Witch Hunt garbage". "The president must be held accountable".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Tuesday formally called for an impeachment inquiry to begin against President Donald Trump.

The announcement will come after a meeting of the party caucus scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

"While we are still gathering the full facts of what occurred between the President and the foreign leader, I believe Congress must act now in the face of our President's continued unsafe behavior".

Biden characterized Trump's conversations with Zelensky as "pursuing the leader of another nation to investigate a political opponent to help win an election" and said it "is not the conduct of an American president". "We're ready", she said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump said that a Republican would be "getting the electric chair" if he did what Biden did.

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Miller, who is in her first term in office, said House Democrats should instead work with Republicans on legislation.

The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times on Friday said Trump repeatedly asked the Ukrainian leader in the call to investigate the involvement of Biden's son, Hunter, with a Ukrainian energy company.

Critics say Trump was illegally enlisting a foreign country to help his reelection bid by damaging his rival - paralleling the allegation that Trump's campaign sought Russia's support in his 2016 election battle against Democrat Hillary Clinton. He says: "If she does that, they say that's a positive for me". They are pressing for an investigation of a call between Mr. Trump and the Ukrainian president during which Mr. Trump talked about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Pelosi's announcement happened after Trump announced the complete transcript of the call between himself and Zelenskiy will be released on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump is denying that he told the president of Ukraine that his country would only get US aid if they investigated the son of Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Biden's comments on Tuesday were the most direct statement he has made on impeachment. "We have a president who believes he is above the law".

Democratic Representative John Lewis, who has also been reluctant to call for impeachment, said the Ukraine developments had changed his mind.

"I am now at the United Nations representing our Country, but have authorized the release tomorrow of the complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript of my phone conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine", Trump tweeted.

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Zuckerberg acknowledged that self-regulation is not going to cut it", Warner, a Virginia Democrat, said to Bloomberg Television. Hawley said he also pressed Zuckerberg for "a wall" between Facebook and its other platforms and Zuckerberg said no.