House Democrats have unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday over his contacts with Ukraine: Obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.
“Today, in the service to our duty to the Constitution and to our country, the House Judiciary Committee is introducing two articles of impeachment, charging the President of the United States of committing high crimes and misdemeanors,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said prior to announcing the articles of impeachment.
“It is an impeachable offense for a president to use the powers of his office to seek a personal benefit,” Nadler added.
The charges — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — stem from second-hand allegations brought forth in a whistleblower complaint by a partisan CIA officer, who alleged President Trump attempted to pressure the leader of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, in exchange for U.S. military aid.
Present at the announcement on Capitol Hill were House committee chairs Nadler, Adam Schiff (D-CA), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Richard Neal (D-MA).
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