Making it clear that she believes she has the goods on President Donald Trump to begin drawing up articles of impeachment, Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has released an impeachment “fact sheet” which perfectly lays out the case against Trump.
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In her words, (Trump) “betrayed his oath of office, betrayed our national security and betrayed the integrity of our elections for his own personal political gain” in his dealings with the Ukrainian government.
The four-page document accused the Trump administration of three stages of wrongdoing related to the president’s controversial July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ― a call that ultimately prompted Pelosi to launch an impeachment inquiry into Trump.
The fact sheet is divided in to three sections: “The shakedown,” “the pressure campaign,” and “the cover-up.”
Nancy Pelosi’s office released a “fact sheet” laying out the most compelling evidence to date against Trump in the investigation of his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden with three main headers:
➞The Pressure Campaign
➞The Cover Up pic.twitter.com/3vjJhda3tb
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) October 21, 2019
Evidence of Trump’s wrongdoing as it relates to Ukraine is also provided in the form of the White House transcript of the president’s phone call with Zelensky, which the fact sheet says proves Trump was “abusing his office by pressing a foreign government” to interfere in the 2020 election, which is a direct violation of federal law.
Additionally, the fact sheet references text messages between officials in the State Department as proof that Trump was engaged in a “pressure campaign” to extract concessions from Ukraine:
One text exchange cited in the fact sheet involved William Taylor, the chargé d’affaires for Ukraine, who’d expressed concerns about withholding “security assistance for help with a political campaign.”
“I think it’s crazy,” Taylor told Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, in September.
Other administration officials are also mentioned in Pelosi’s impeachment fact sheet:
Pelosi claimed Trump used “multiple levers of government” — including the abetment of Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — to “advance a scheme to undermine our 2020 elections for his political gain, and then to obstruct the congressional inquiry into that scheme.”
On Tuesday morning, Trump escalated his rhetoric on the impeachment inquiry, comparing it to a “lynching”:
So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
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