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Democrats Launch Formal Impeachment Inquiry as Trump Authorizes Release of Whistle-blown Transcript

Headline Roundup September 24th, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of the House's formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump Tuesday afternoon, saying his actions to date "have clearly violated the Constitution." Also on Tuesday, Trump announced he would authorize the unredacted transcript of his call-in-question with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky, saying it would be published Wednesday.

All sides of the media are reporting similarly on Pelosi's and Trump's respective announcements. Many commentators, from left to right, are divided as to whether or not these grounds for potential impeachment are more or less solid than the Russia investigation.

Democrats Launch Formal Impeachment Inquiry as Trump Authorizes Release of Whistle-blown Transcript

From the Right
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday launched a formal impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, giving into demands from her party's leading presidential candidate and her top lieutenants that Congress attempt to oust the sitting president.

Pelosi announced in a televised statement that she'd opened an umbrella for numerous congressional investigations into the Republican president who Democrats say is in willful violation of the U.S. Constitution.

'This week the president has admitted to asking the president of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically. The actions of...

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From the Center
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief.

The probe centers on whether Trump abused his presidential powers and sought help from a foreign government for his reelection. Pelosi said such actions would mark a “betrayal of his oath of office” and declared: “No one is above the law.”

Pelosi’s brief statement capped a frenetic...

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From the Left
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WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that the House would begin a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump, saying that he had betrayed his oath of office and the nation’s security in seeking to enlist a foreign power for his own political gain.

“The actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the Constitution,” she said after emerging from a meeting of House Democrats in the basement of the Capitol. Mr. Trump, she said, “must be held accountable — no one is above the law.”

The...

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