President Trump defends Ukraine phone calls as impeachment inquiry opens


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On September 25th at around 2:25 pm, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House was going to open an official inquiry regarding Trump’s impeachment.

It is said that Trump betrayed his oath of office and was “calling upon a foreign power to intervene in his election” in order to tarnish the reputation of a political rival. It was also reported that the Intelligence Community Inspector General notified the Congress that the Trump administration had forbidden him from turning over a whistleblower complaint on Constitution Day, which breaks the law. This news of official inquiry has now sparked what seems like a debate between the Democrat-led office and the President.

Trump, in response, has tweeted multiple comments regarding the situation, calling it a “total Witch Hunt.” His defence regarding his calls to the foreign power is that the House “never even saw the transcript of the call.” The House Republicans also made a speech this morning at around 7 am, stating that the news of inquiry was carried out “without any evidence, without seeing the transcript of the phone calls, without seeing any details from the whistleblower.” 

The call made by Trump demanded for the foreign power, revealed as Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, to begin a Biden investigation. Trump denies any of these accusations, though the phone records have officially been released, and it shows otherwise. 

“There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that, so whatever you can do with the attorney general would be great.”

The Republican House still continues to defend the President, claiming that he had not threatened nor offered anything to Zelensky, so the proposal for an investigation was not improper.

The phone records are not considered transcript, for the Memorandum of Telephone Conversation mark on the document warns that the wording may not be accurate. 

Though Pelosi made a declaration on inquiry on Tuesday, there has been no vote launched by the full House. For now, it seems as though the claims will carry no weight on whether Trump carries his full term or not. 

Trump is said to meet the President of Ukraine at the United Nations and will hold an afternoon news conference today near the afternoon regarding the allegations recently made against him.