Democratic Representatives held a rally to call for the impeachment of President Trump. Speaking at the U.S. Capitol, Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib said the President has displayed "king-like behavior" since he took office and that Congress must hold him accountable for his actions listed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 election
Texas Representative Al Green said Congress is at "the crossroads of accountability" and time is running out to impeach Trump. Add that sentiment to the increasing upset about Trump’s summer phone call with the President of Ukraine, and many say the Congressional discussion on impeachment may be at a tipping point.
To that end, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly meeting with Dem leaders today to come to a definitive conclusion on the subject. Trump has denied that anything inappropriate was said during the phone call.
What’s the Republican response to the impeachment chatter? Opening the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called it a sensitive matter and said it should be handled by the Senate and House Intelligence Committees, behind closed doors. He argued that an investigation should be based on facts and not on leaks to the news media.
While Trump has mused about a transcript of the phone call being made public, he was also recorded giving mixed messages on his behavior yesterday. At times he maintained that he said nothing inappropriate – even though it’s emerged that promised funds for Ukraine appear to have been held up around the time of the call. But later, Trump suggested that if he did make such a comment, that there’d be nothing wrong with it.
What we know for certain? Something about the call prompted a whistleblower complaint to the intelligence community's inspector general and the White House is blocking congressional demands to see the I.G. report.
Source: The Hill
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