Democrats begin impeachment drive

National News

September 25, 2019 - 10:45 AM

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to the media Tuesday in Washington, D.C. GETTY IMAGES/ALEX WONG/TNS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington plunged into an impeachment crisis today, as House Democrats opened an investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign season dealings with Ukraine. Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine’s 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 nation’s top law enforcement official.

The president’s 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.

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