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Speaker Pelosi asks House Democratic leaders to draft articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 24, 2021

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on House Democratic leaders to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Her call came a day after three professors of law told a judiciary committee hearing in Washington DC that Donald Trump has abused his office and should be impeached.

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“Today, I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment,” she said at a briefing in Washington DC.

The briefing was billed as special announcement about the status of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into Trump.

Lawmakers on two congressional committees have held impeachment hearings over the last few weeks.

According to Pelosi, “the president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution.”

“The facts are uncontested: The president abused his power,” she said. “The president leaves us no choice but to act.”

At the center of the inquiry is President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian leader on July 25.

In that call, President Trump Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Democrats in their report released on Tuesday following weeks of hearings said the call represented “stark evidence of misconduct; a demonstration of the President’s prioritization of his personal political benefit over the national interest.”

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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