WASHINGTON (AP) Washington plunged into an impeachment crisis today, as House Democrats opened an investigation into President Donald Trumps campaign season dealings with Ukraine. Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraines president to look into Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript released by the White House.
Whatever you can do with the attorney general would be great, Trump said in the summer phone call. He was referring to Attorney General William Barr, the nations top law enforcement official.
The presidents words set the parameters of the political debate to come, with Trump dismissing it as routine and Democrats saying that it laid the predicate for an impeachment inquiry.