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Pelosi has finally taken ownership of impeachment. Now she must own the process.

Pelosi has finally taken ownership of impeachment. Now she must own the process.September 26, 2019 at 6:18 a.m. GMT+8 Finally, on Tuesday, she appeared: the constitutional officer whom the framers envisioned as the check on a rogue executive abusing his power. Earlier in the day, in remarks at the Atlantic Festival, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had referred, as she does often, to the famous Abraham Lincoln quote that “public sentiment is everything.” Then came Pelosi’s announcement that the House of Representatives would open a formal impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Trump. So, it now falls onto Pelosi’s shoulders to move public sentiment with focus and unified purpose.Pelosi has taken ownership of impeachment. Now she must own the process. How...

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Trump impeachment: Why Pelosi made her move - and what happens next?

Nancy Pelosi has opened a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump - why now, and what could happen next?For months, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives have been playing a semantics game. They wanted those who supported and those who opposed a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump to both think they were getting what they wanted.This strategy suggested a fear by Speaker Pelosi and others that heading down the path to impeachment would put moderate Democrats facing tough 2020 re-election fights at risk and jeopardize the party's House majority. That calculus appears to have changed, after the rapid drumbeat of new revelations about Mr. Trump's contacts with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Now even middle-of-the-road politicians are coming...

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Trump Put Hold on Military Aid Ahead of Phone Call With Ukraine’s President

Trump ordered hold on military aid days before a call with Ukrainian President, senior administration officials say Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump asked his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to put a hold on millions in military aid to Ukraine roughly one week before a call with the Ukrainian president in which he pressured the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's son, two senior administration officials said on Monday. Trump, who was in the middle of a broad review of foreign aid programs when he singled out Ukraine specifically this summer, was primarily concerned with "corruption" in Ukraine and Europe shouldering more of the financial burden for supporting Ukraine's defense, according to one of the officials. News of Trump's order...

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Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump

President’s dealings with Ukraine spur more lawmakers to back his removal WASHINGTON—Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would move ahead with an “official” impeachment effort after reports that President Trump withheld aid to Ukraine while he was pressing the country to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son. After months of resisting an impeachment investigation, Mrs. Pelosi said at the end of a day of meetings with House Democrats that she was directing six House committees already investigating Mr. Trump to continue their probes “under that umbrella of an impeachment inquiry.” “The actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the Constitution,” said Mrs. Pelosi (D., Calif.), who has expressed concern about the political risks of impeachment. Her chosen route...

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Impeachment: how does it work and what happens next?

Donald Trump will be the fourth president to face a formal impeachment inquiry, following Nancy Pelosi’s announcementThe House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, making him the fourth president in US history to face such an extraordinary investigation.All three precedent cases resulted in impeachment or in the resignation of the president. What is happening? After months of pressure from a significant portion of her caucus to greenlight impeachment proceedings, Pelosi finally came around on Tuesday, after 24 hours in which more than 30 House Democrats joined the call to open an impeachment inquiry. The surge happened after Congress learned of a whistleblower report filed by a member of the intelligence community focusing on a conversation or conversations...

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