Folks, it’s happening. After years of Democrats and countless millions of Americans crying out for an impeachment probe into Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has finally pulled the trigger and launched an official impeachment inquiry into Combover Caligula.
Following a meeting with House Democrats, Pelosi formally announced the proceedings with short but pointed statement declaring that Trump’s attempts at strong-arming Ukraine into taking “actions which would benefit him politically” is a “betrayal of his oath of and betrayal of [America’s] national security and betrayal of the integrity of [America’s] elections” before stating that “no one is above the law.”
It’s about time, Nancy, and there’s no better time to dust off this little gem:
Okay, now that we’re finally into impeachment waters, what exactly will House Democrats ping Trump on with this probe?
After all, there’s a laundry list of things to nail the US Cheeto-in-Chief with ever since he moved into the White House, like the countless obstruction of justice charges, everything that went down in the Mueller Report, the Russia stuff, the egregious Emoluments Clause violations and the several felonies. Well not quite.
Based on reports and the messaging put out by House Democrats and Nancy Pelosi, the primary focus of this impeachment probe will be on the Trump/Ukraine/Biden saga.
This new season of Trump Administration Shenanigans kicked off when a whistleblower filed a formal complaint about some worrying communications between Trump and a foreign leader – later revealed to be Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy – which included a July 25 phone call.
Reports later revealed that Trump pressured Zelenskiy into
making up digging up dirt on on Hunter Biden, son of his primary 2020 election challenger Joe Biden. Trump reportedly asked Zelenskiy eight times to investigate Hunter, who has business interests in Ukraine, or he would’ve made sure the country wouldn’t get the nearly $400 million in military aid Congress had approved.
So why is this bad enough to warrant impeachment? Well it’s illegal for a political campaign to accept gifts or something of “value” from a foreign government and Trump trying to coerce Ukraine into digging up dirt on Hunter Biden easily fits that bill.
Unsurprisingly, Trump denied everything before blurting it all out while at the UNGA and declared that he’ll approve the release of the transcript of the call he had with Zelenskiy to prove his “innocence.”
As for his response to this official impeachment probe from Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats, well he went on Twitter and did his usual mindless ranting thing:
Over the next year or so, we can expect official hearing after hearing as part of this impeachment probe into Trump, which definitely won’t make him happy.
So what about all the other illegal things Trump has done that warrants an impeachment investigation? Well it’s early days yet and it is possible that Democrats could introduce additional articles of impeachment later down the track.
But that’s getting too ahead of ourselves. The bottom line is Nancy Pelosi has finally announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump for his dealings with Ukraine and things are about to heat up really quickly. Best prepare the popcorn because this is going to be good.